New York State Department of Health Issues Call for Social Determinants of Health Innovations

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP) and Bureau of Social Determinants of Health are launching a new initiative to identify innovative ideas to effectively address the social determinants of health (SDH) for Medicaid members across New York State. This opportunity may be of interest to OneCity Health partners.

The intent of their ‘Call for SDH Innovations’ is to solicit input from interested parties across the State and around the country. A team of healthcare experts identified by NYS DOH will review the innovations; top innovations will receive special recognition, but all innovations, with the consent of the submitting organization, will be shared publicly by the NYS DOH.

This fall, the NYS DOH will host a Social Determinants of Health Innovation Summit that will allow the applicants with the best solutions to pitch their product or idea to a panel of expert judges and audience members. It will be a chance for top healthcare professionals and investors who are focused on driving transformational change to hear new and exciting ways to improve health outcomes for millions of New Yorkers on Medicaid. At the summit, winners of each category will be honored with a ‘2018 SDH Health Innovation Award’.

While there is no funding from the State available for this initiative, it is a chance for innovative companies and organizations to receive exposure to key healthcare decision makers including, but not limited to, healthcare providers, Managed Care Organizations, and DSRIP Performing Provider Systems.

Innovations are due by June 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The Call for Social Determinants of Health Innovation application is now available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SDH_Innovations.

Questions can be sent to SDH@health.ny.gov.