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Social Determinants

Hospitals are breaking down barriers to address social determinants

By Dr. Jay Bhatt, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer , American Hospital Association

Dr. Jay Bhatt, senior vice president and chief medical officer of the American Hospital Association, was a guest at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s "Health Huddle" at the 2019 Aspen Ideas: Health festival, exploring how a community’s social conditions can affect health and quality of life long before hospital or medical care is needed.

Dr. Bhatt spoke recently with BCBS ProgressHealth, sharing more about how hospitals are going beyond their walls to address barriers to better health.

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