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


Health inequities persist 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 Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health webpage dedicated to improving access to care for all our members including what it is, how we’re helping address it and what you can do to help.

One example of our efforts is through the Caring Foundation of Texas (CFT) Care Van® Program. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is the lead sponsor of the Care Van program. We support a fleet of vans that bring public health services to children in schools, community events and other locations. Services include immunizations, dental sealants, vision and hearing screenings and health literacy. Services are provided at no cost to under and uninsured populations. Learn more here. 

More information: Check out our new Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) web page on the provider website to learn more about our programs for members in need.

The above material is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or other health care provider. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to use their own medical judgment based upon all available information and the condition of the patient in determining the appropriate course of treatment. References to third party sources or organizations are not a representation, warranty or endorsement of such organizations. The fact that a service or treatment is described in this material is not a guarantee that the service or treatment is a covered benefit and members should refer to their certificate of coverage for more details, including benefits, limitations and exclusions. Regardless of benefits, the final decision about any service or treatment is between the member and their health care provider.