Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)

Health equity presents the ideal that everyone deserves a fair shot at living their healthiest possible life. But some populations may be at a disadvantage due to social determinants of health (SDoH) – social, economic or physical conditions they experience at home, school, work and elsewhere in their neighborhoods and communities. SDoH can lead to variances in health status/distribution of health resources, tipping the scale towards health inequity. 

What BCBSNM is Doing to Address Health Equity and SDoH

BCBSNM knows that community alliances play a critical role in filling the gap to a brighter, stronger and healthier future for all New Mexicans. Because of this, BCBSNM invests in community organizations that directly address health equity and the social determinants of health in our communities. Working together is vital to create access to care and resources for urban, rural and under-resourced communities.

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Our shared customers – our members, your patients – are our neighbors, relatives, and classmates of our children. It is imperative that we work together as a team, with the common goal of supporting the best possible outcomes. Learn more


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