Florida Association of ACOs Welcomes Spatially Health as Business Partner

MIAMI (PRWEB) JULY 20, 2023 Florida Association of ACOs (FLAACOs), a ValueH organization and one of the leading voices for value-based care, announces Spatially Health, a cloud-based, health equity platform focused on identifying and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and health equity barriers, as its newest member.Spatially Health’s Equity Equalizer™ uses technology to address challenges in health… Continue reading Florida Association of ACOs Welcomes Spatially Health as Business Partner

States Where Food Swamps Are Most Prevalent

Certain states in the United States have been identified as having a higher prevalence of food swamps. It’s important to note that the specific rankings and prevalence can change over time. Factors such as population density, income disparities, and urbanization contribute to the presence of food swamps. Here are a few states that have been… Continue reading States Where Food Swamps Are Most Prevalent

The Most Common Social Determinants of Health Barriers in West Virginia

In West Virginia, numerous social determinants of health barriers pose significant challenges to the well-being of communities. Factors such as poverty, limited access to healthcare providers, educational disparities, substance abuse, food swamps, and rural healthcare disparities impact the overall health outcomes of individuals in the region. Addressing these barriers is crucial for promoting health equity… Continue reading The Most Common Social Determinants of Health Barriers in West Virginia

Food Swamps are a Concerning Issue in Various Parts of the United States, including Florida

Food swamps are a concerning issue in various parts of the United States, including Florida. These areas, such as certain neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County, Tampa, and Orlando, face challenges of limited access to fresh and nutritious food, contributing to health disparities. Efforts are underway in Florida to address food swamps through policies, education, and local… Continue reading Food Swamps are a Concerning Issue in Various Parts of the United States, including Florida

Food Swamps have a Profound Impact on Health Equity, Exacerbating Existing Disparities in Health Outcomes Across Different Populations

In today’s society, food swamps have become a pressing issue with far-reaching consequences for health equity. These swamps, predominantly found in neighborhoods characterized by lower socioeconomic status, pose significant challenges to accessing fresh and nutritious food options. This lack of access further exacerbates existing disparities in health outcomes across different populations.  In this blog, we… Continue reading Food Swamps have a Profound Impact on Health Equity, Exacerbating Existing Disparities in Health Outcomes Across Different Populations

Part Three: Converting Food Deserts to Food Swamps is Not Enough for Public Health

Many of us have heard of “food deserts”, where the only food available is unhealthy. There are No grocery stores, or corner markets with fresh fruit and vegetables, only fast food and dried/jarred/preserved foods functional. However, these days, the more significant concern is “food swamps,” where there are healthy food options — but the number… Continue reading Part Three: Converting Food Deserts to Food Swamps is Not Enough for Public Health

Part Two: Food Swamps – Where Healthy Choices are Drowned Out

A food desert is defined by lack of availability; in an area defined as a food desert, there aren’t any options for fresh food. But in a food swamp, there is some fresh food — but the number of unhealthy options drowns it out. In these areas, there may be a supermarket or a farmer’s… Continue reading Part Two: Food Swamps – Where Healthy Choices are Drowned Out

Part One: Food Swamps Predict Obesity Rates Better Than Food Deserts in the United States 

What is a Food Swamp? Food Swamps are areas with a high density of establishments selling high-calorie fast food and junk food, relative to healthier food options.  How to calculate a traditional Food Swamp: Traditional Retail Food Environment Index:  Fast Food/Limited Service Establishment + Convenience Stores Grocery Stores/Supermarkets Food Swamps > Food Deserts: According to… Continue reading Part One: Food Swamps Predict Obesity Rates Better Than Food Deserts in the United States 

Shore Quality Partners Taps Spatially Health to Incorporate Innovative Technology to Improve Health Equity and Address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

MIAMI (PRWEB) MAY 16, 2023 Spatially Health a cloud-based, health equity platform focused on identifying and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and health equity barriers has been tapped by Shore Quality Partners, an Accountable Care Organization comprised of more than 200 physicians and 42,000 Medicaid patients in New Jersey. Spatially Health will support Shore Quality Partners in… Continue reading Shore Quality Partners Taps Spatially Health to Incorporate Innovative Technology to Improve Health Equity and Address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

How Digital Technology Can Enable Health Equity 

Now is the time for healthcare organizations and others to seize the moment and work to eliminate health disparities methodically. Health disparities across the US are primarily driven by social determinants of health, such as access to quality education, affordable health care, food security, and safe living conditions. Systemic bias and stereotyping are known to… Continue reading How Digital Technology Can Enable Health Equity