For years, our clients would often rely on a handful of popular public SDOH indices in the market, including the ATSDR/CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) and UChicago’s Social Vulnerability Metric (SVM). Although incredibly useful, particularly for government agencies and public health entities, these public indices were simply not built for employers and the broader health benefits market. We found that our clients were increasingly asking us to help them better understand the ways in which SDOH risks were impacting their benefits program, worker productivity, and cost of care.
That is why I have spent the last year leading our company’s effort to build a proprietary index. It is built atop the foundations of the public indices but is specially calibrated to serve our clients. Our model, the Artemis SDOH Index, is truly unique in the following ways:
To validate our model, we compared the performance of our Artemis SDOH index to the SVM and SVI. In relation to health outcomes at the county level, we found that our index improves upon the socio-economic focused SVI and is comparable to the complex methodology of the SVM. The table below shows how each index is correlated with specific health outcomes (i.e., percent variability).
Right now, my team is hard at work to add Women’s Health as a new domain in our index. Plus, we are continuously tweaking and updating our model to improve its performance. So be sure to stay tuned for more updates coming soon.
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