Sharecare and Boston University School of Public Health Launch Community Well-Being Index, Identifies Education as Key Predictor of Health and Well-Being

Sharecare and the Boston University School of Public Health (SPH) have released their next-generation Community Well-Being Index (CWBI) state rankings report, constructing 10 years of well-being measurement through the integration of key social determinants of health data.

Carrot Health and HealthMine Form Partnership to Boost Health Plan and Member Performance

Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer data, and HealthMine, the health action engagement company, announced a strategic product integration partnership for the health plan market. The alliance integrates a complimentary end-to-end quality solution combining industry-leading consumer and healthcare datasets with a best-in-class engagement and rewards solution. By combining Carrot Health's MarketView™ Platform and consumer data analytics with HealthMine's engagement and rewards solution that empowers individuals to take the right actions to improve their health, this partnership creates a solution enabling health plans to improve performance and member satisfaction.

The Nature of Digital Health & Social Determinants of Health |Digital Health Times

Social determinants of health—the circumstances in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age that affects health and quality of life—are strongly connected with disparities in health status and life expectancy. Research has found that individual behavior, often driven by social determinants, accounts for up to 40 percent of the risk of premature death. These findings helped establish the Commission on Social Determinants of Health by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2005. The Commission's responsibilities require that they assemble, collate, and synthesize global data on SDOH and its impact on health inequity, and to make recommendations for action to address that inequity. The goal of the Commission is simple: to foster a global movement on SDOH and health equity.