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In recent years, many in the health care industry have beenturning their attention to social determinants of health–the underlyingand environmental factors that can influence a person's medicalconditions and outcomes. The latest to sign on? CVSHealth.

In a collaboration with social care coordinator platformprovider Unite Us, CVS Health is launching a platform to ease theway for Medicare and dual-eligible beneficiaries who have coveragethrough CVS's insurance arm Aetna to find and get help from socialcare 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.