The Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change 'Barriers to Better Health' Video Wins Award

Date: 2018-07-23

A video created by the Envolve Center for Health Behavior ChangeTM highlighting the crucial role played by social determinants of health (SDOH) in personal well-being has won Bronze in the Spring 2018 Digital Health Awards.

The short-format video, produced through the Envolve Center’s industry-academia partnership, sets the stage for current and future investigation into the impact of social determinants on health behaviors and health outcomes. It features inspiring dialogue delivered by panelists at an SDOH forum at the Envolve Center, coupled with compelling images of life barriers confronting economically disadvantaged individuals.

The Digital Health Awards are designed to recognize quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. Sponsored by the Health Information Resource Center, Digital Health Awards is the largest program of its kind in the U.S.

“It is gratifying to see a product of our three-year research collaboration recognized among other influencers in the healthcare field,” notes Karyn Quinn, head of research development at the Envolve Center. “The video depicts the real life issues facing many Americans; you can’t help but feel motivated to be a part of the solution.”

Researchers at the Envolve Center have already delivered some informative results rooted in SDOH. They completed several in-depth studies focused on engaging and supporting Medicaid members through Envolve’s health coaching programs. Significantly, they found that members who reported facing life barriers or those with unmet basic needs were more likely to have negative health outcomes.

The Envolve Center’s research findings also validate Envolve’s belief that addressing SDOH is essential for more effectively improving individual and community health. By creating environments that empower people with the resources they need to break through life barriers, we will enable them to better manage their own health. This vision aligns squarely with the company’s mission of improving the health of our communities, one person at a time.

To learn more about the research being conducted at the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change, visit https://envolve.wustl.edu.

About the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change™

The Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change™ is a community-corporate-academic healthcare partnership that advances life-centric health research to improve lives so that communities can thrive. For more information regarding the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change, visit https://envolve.wustl.edu.

About Envolve, Inc.®

Envolve, Inc.® is a family of health solutions, working together to make healthcare simpler, more effective and more accessible for everyone. As an agent for change in healthcare, Envolve is committed to transforming the health of the community, one person at a time. Envolve unifies medical managementutilization managementspecialty pharmacyPBMvisiondentalbehavioral health managementlife and health/wellness managementempowerment and education servicestelehealth services24/7 nurse advice services, and data, analytics and IT solutions. For more information, please visit our website www.envolvehealth.com or contact us today at info@envolvehealth.com.