Submitted by cnewhall on 2020-12-21
Include SDOH in the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability, Ver 2Please see the attached letter in support of The Gravity Project’s Submission to Include Social Determinants of Health in the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability, Version 2, for Better Care and Better Health Nationwide. Thank you. Dr. Andrea Gelzer, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, AmeriHealth Caritas.
AmeriHealth Caritas Letter of Support-Gravity Project Submission USCDI_0.pdf
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2022-01-28
Inclusion of Disability at SDOH measureCould a measure for disability be included among the SDOH elements? There are several reasons for this suggestion. 1) The disability community is an underserved population, not typically recognized in other measures. 2) Incidence of disabilities cuts across socio-economic lines while also compounding the effects of other markers for social determinants of health. For example, the challenges faced by a patient who is black and living in a rural setting a multiplied if the individual also has a disability. 3) Disability for an individual has a strong collateral effects on other family members in the household affecting their access to health care. For example, the economic , employment, insurance, and access impacts on a family caring for a child with cognitive disabilities can reach well beyond the individual alone. Even baseline measure, such as used in the American Community Survey, would be helpful. https://www.census.gov/topics/health/disability/guidance/data-collection-acs.html#:~:text=The%20American%20Community%20Survey%20%28ACS%29%20Go-outside-home%20Disability%20Because,or%20emotional%20condition%20lasting%206%20months%20or%20more%2C This field is for general comments on this specific data element. To submit new USCDI data classes and/or data elements, please use the USCDI ONDEC system: https://healthit.gov/ONDEC