The Passport Foundation uses evidence-based strategies to support our work in the community. We determine gaps of care by analyzing Passport Health Plan clinical data as well as outcomes from the Greater Louisville Project, the 2018 Health Equity Report census information and the latest published research. We study social determinants of health in underserved communities and strategically meet the need by creating programs to eradicate the cycle of poverty and positively impact the communities in which our members live.
The Center for Disease Control defines the social determinants of health (SDOH) as the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. For example, it is known that poverty limits access to healthy foods and safe neighborhoods, and that more education is a predictor of better health. It is also known that differences in health are striking in communities with poor SDOH such as unstable housing, low income, unsafe neighborhoods, or substandard education. By applying proven strategies to improve these factors, we can improve individual resilience, community health, and health equity.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
-World Health Organization (1948)