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Strategies for Cost Saving Through Social Determinants of Health

Peeler, Andrew W.

doi: 10.1097/JHM-D-19-00113

Executive Summary Healthcare costs in the United States are the highest in the world and getting higher. To combat these rising costs, social determinants of health need to be addressed. Healthcare organizations can use one or more of three strategies to address these social determinants: (1) collaborating with community-based organizations to help maintain and improve health, (2) working with policymakers to implement public health interventions, and (3) building housing and communities that are focused on health.

Auburn University, Mobile, Alabama

Mr. Peeler is the first-place winner of the undergraduate division of the 2019 ACHE Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management. For more information about this competition, contact Sheila T. Brown at (312) 424-9316.

For more information regarding the concepts in this essay, contact Mr. Peeler at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Received May 17, 2019

Accepted May 17, 2019

© 2019 Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives
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