2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Seminar Series: Peter Muennig, MD, MPH
"Can We Expect Health or Monetary Returns on Investments in Cash Assistance, Education, and Transit Policies?"
Accountable Care Organizations, the Centers for Medicare Studies, and the Affordable Care Act have all created a push toward the primary prevention of disease by addressing the non-medical determinants of health. This push has raised a number of questions with respect to which policies might actually address the non-medical determinants of health, which ones are appropriate for health care providers to address, and whether referrals to existing agencies will actually have any impact on the targets of existing programs and legislation (e.g., emergency department utilization and 30-day readmission rates). After a 25-minute presentation, we will have an actively-led discussion of these issues and will try to contextualize the discussion within what we know about the coming changes within the Trump administration.