Social determinants of health (SDOH) – quality of available social support. In an effort to improve the health and lives among our nation’s most health-vulnerable populations, an important aspect of the Centene Center for Health Transformation research focuses on exploring and addressing how various social and economic factors such as the lack of housing, food, and safety affect the health outcomes and wellbeing of individuals. Read more about our studies addressing social determinants of health below.
Examine how different basic needs creates stress in people’s lives, the effects of different basic needs on general financial wellbeing, if having a strong sense of purpose in life or a social support network buffered people against the negative consequences of unmet basic needs and what self-reported health behaviors are correlated with basic needs.
The Centene Center engages in research across five focus areas to influence positive health outcomes and decrease healthcare costs. Find out more about our studies, initiatives, and researchers here.LEARN MORE