OR052 Social Determinants of Health Insights with Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Health Economist/Advisor, THINK-Health

Episode 54

Social Determinants of Health

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Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist, advisor, health care consultant, and trend-weaver for clients in the business of health care at the intersection of health+technology+people. Works with health stakeholders across the health care ecosystem on strategy, scenario planning, policy and health care reform, and environmental analysis. Blogs at Health Populi, contributes to Huffington Post. Advisory Boards: CanSurround, CAQH Index, Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement (GWU), Health 2.0 Conference, healthhbank, Stupid Cancer, WEGO Health. Board Member of The Clinic (Phoenixville PA). Represented by Speakers Express (American Hospital Association) and Executive Speakers Bureau.

Why Healthcare? My mom was battling with a rare form of leukemia. I learned about the health system while watching her as a patient. My parents didn’t have to pay anything and it made me look into health insurance was.

Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda:  How to bring social determinants of health to healthcare

Proudest leadership moments: I am blessed with the range of places where I get invited to speak now.

Jane 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:

1.What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?  

Bring social determinants of health to healthcare

2. What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Dependence on technology

  1. How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?


4. One area of focus that should drive everything else is:


Recommended Book/s:

Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives — How Your Friends’ Friends’ Friends Affect Everything You Feel, Think, and Do

Closing Thought:

Love, forgiveness, mental health, and behavioral health. Hug someone and be kind.

The Best Way To Contact Jane:

Linkedin – Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Twitter – @HealthyThinker

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