pedestrian bridge The program will examine factors that can affect access to services such as independent living skills, cooking and nutrition, financial literacy, health information classes and social support. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In recent years, many in the health care industry have been turning their attention to social determinants of health–the underlying and environmental factors that can influence a person’s medical conditions and outcomes. The latest to sign on? CVS Health.

In a collaboration with social care coordinator platform provider Unite Us, CVS Health is launching a platform to ease the way for Medicare and dual-eligible beneficiaries who have coverage through CVS’s insurance arm Aetna to find and get help from social care providers in their own communities.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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