As populations continue to grow and average life spans increase, the impact social determinants of health (SDoH) have on long-term healthcare costs expands exponentially as well. Our Director of SDoH and Product Development Tamara Carlton is back, this month diving into a discussion about the impact SDoH have on overall costs of care.

SDOH: The Impact on Long-Term Healthcare Costs

As populations continue to grow and average life spans increase, the impact social determinants of health (SDoH) have on long-term healthcare costs expands exponentially as well. Our Director of SDoH and Product Development Tamara Carlton is back, this month diving into a discussion about the impact SDoH have on overall costs of care. Read more and find out how transportation is key to reversing the trend.

Two EMS workers exit their ambulance and wheel a patient into the ER. Access to NEMT results in better health outcomes and appropriate ER diversion.

SDOH: How Does Access to NEMT Affect ER Diversion and Utilization? Part I

When individuals lack reliable transportation to their primary care doctors for routine medical care, they often turn to EMS transportation and head to the ER instead. MTM’s Director of SDoH and Product Development Tamara Carlton is here to tell you how alternative transportation options like NEMT result in better health outcomes and appropriate ER diversion, creating more space and better care for patients who truly need the ER.

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SDOH: How Transportation Affects the Working Class

Urban sprawl has created a huge problem in our country’s metropolitan areas. Without comprehensive public transit systems, many of our cities’ workers are without reliable access to transportation to and from their places of employment. Find out how this is negatively impacting SDoH factors, and how MTM is helping create a solution to combat transportation insecurity.

SDOH and the impact of food insecurity and transportation insecurity is affecting more Americans than ever.

SDOH and the Impact of Food Insecurity

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity is affecting more Americans than ever–in fact, it is estimated that one in six Americans struggle to access adequate food resources. Find out how MTM is partnering with organizations nationwide to combat the impact of food insecurity and remove barriers to accessing nutritious food.

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The Role of Transportation in Social Determinants of Health

Using NEMT to ensure members get to their medical appointments is only half the battle in improving health outcomes and ensuring long-term social wellbeing. There’s more health plans can do to provide community transportation for their members, with the ultimate goal of removing SDOH barriers, improving health outcomes, reducing healthcare expenses, and encouraging members to enhance their quality of life. Learn how MTM can help!

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MTM Partners with MeridianHealth of Michigan to Deliver Meals to Food Insecure Pregnant Members

Focused on improving health outcomes among food insecure pregnant Medicaid members, MTM is excited to announce the launch of a pilot meal delivery program with MeridianHealth of Michigan. Part of Meridian’s efforts to reduce low birth weight, eligible members in the Detroit area receive boxes of necessities like proteins, dairy, fruits, vegetables, and shelf-stable items from Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Learn how MTM’s Michigan network is supporting the program, and how our $30,000 donation is helping to fund the pilot.