Social Determinants of Health


Social Determinants of Health Research Studies

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.

Unmet Basic Needs Survey

California, Missouri, New Hampshire, Georgia, Mississippi, Ohio

Life Values Assessment


Examining Unmet Basic Needs and Healthcare Gaps Among Medicaid Beneficiaries With Type 2 Diabetes


Addressing Basic Needs to Improve Diabetes Outcomes in Medicaid Beneficiaries [Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)]

In progress

Return on Investment of Health-Related Housing Interventions: A Systemic Literature Review

Research Focus Areas

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.

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