Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health: New Resources for Providers 

September 9, 2022

Health inequities persist across racial and ethnic lines even among those who get their health care coverage through work, according to this recent study. To help close these gaps in care, we are expanding our efforts to address health equity and social determinants of health. We have a new webpage dedicated to improving access to care for all our members.

The page has information about health equity: what it is, how we’re helping address it and what you can do to help.

Here’s one example of our efforts with the Care Van Program and Caring Foundation of MontanaSM (CFMT). We work to ensure all Montanans have access to preventive health care services, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay. Through partnerships and sponsors across Montana, CFMT provides these services at low or no cost to individuals of all ages. Efforts focus primarily on rural and frontier communities that have little or no access to health care services. The Care Team, through the Care Van program, has traveled more than 105,000 miles to help deliver 30,000 vaccines, health screenings, educational resources, and preventive services in 42-plus Montana counties since 2014.

More information: Visit the BCBSMT Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) web page to learn more about our programs for members in need.