Food Insecurity and Housing Instability Final Report
Social determinants of health (SDOH) are among the most influential factors that affect the health of individuals. There are a growing number of initiatives to address SDOH within healthcare settings; however, many are happening in silos. There is little Medicaid-specific guidance for collecting SDOH data and supporting the role of healthcare organizations in addressing social needs. In collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Quality Forum (NQF) convened an Expert Panel to identify a framework for state Medicaid programs to support the collection of SDOH data and the integration of health and nonhealth services, using food insecurity and housing instability as illustrative examples.