Around the nation: Intermountain places a $12M bet on social determinants of health

Bite-sized hospital and health industry news

Intermountain Healthcare announced on June 27 that it is launching a new collaboration with city, county, and state government agencies called Utah Alliance for the Determinants of Health, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Tennessee, Utah, and Washington, D.C.

  • Tennessee: Tennessee will receive a $4.3 million CDC grant to study obesity, manage childhood chronic disease, and prevent those chronic diseases in adulthood. According to the state's Department of Education, the grant will focus on awareness and policies in a number of areas, including school-based health education, physical education, and healthy eating (AP/Sacramento Bee, 7/9).

  • Utah: Intermountain Healthcare announced on June 27 that it is launching a new collaboration with city, county, and state government agencies called Utah Alliance for the Determinants of Health. Intermountain will invest $12 million in the program, which will focus on health promotion, increasing access to care, and reducing health care costs (Spitzer, Becker's Hospital Review, 7/9).

  • Washington, D.C.: The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for blood donations, especially type O, amid a severe blood shortage. According to the Red Cross, 550 fewer blood drives were held by businesses and community groups during the week of July 4, which means about 15,000 fewer blood donations were made (Cook, Becker's Hospital Review, 7/9).

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