Academy Supports Collection of Social Determinants of Health Data

07/06/2020 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is proposing to add a Social and Health Experiences questionnaire to the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey that would collect information on social determinants of health such as access to places to buy healthy food and affordable housing, exercise habits, experiences of discrimination and adverse childhood experiences.

In comments to AHRQ, the Academy supported the inclusion of this questionnaire and suggested AHRQ consider the addition of questions to assess diet quality, alcohol and drug consumption, and other risk factors for chronic disease.

Read the Academy’s comments.