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Social Determinants

Building a high-tech, high-touch model to address social determinants of health

By Manik Bhat, Chief Executive Officer, Healthify

Early in my career, I served as a community health worker for Medicaid families in Baltimore, and that work raised some important questions about the disadvantages and health consequences facing people in low-income communities. In Baltimore, for example, the difference in life expectancy between people who live in low-income areas compared with those in more affluent neighborhoods can be as much as 20 years.

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