Government Agencies

Government agencies struggle to address social determinants of health (factors like income, housing, and food security) due to several reasons:

  • Fragmented Data:

    Information is scattered across different sectors (health, social services, etc.) making it hard to understand a person's full needs.
  • Complex Service Access:

    Eligibility checks and enrollment for various programs can be confusing and time-consuming.
  • Limited Insights:

    Analyzing data to identify trends and target interventions effectively can be challenging.
  • Community Disconnect:

    Building trust and engagement with residents, especially marginalized communities, can be difficult. These issues hinder effective interventions and create roadblocks to improving health outcomes.