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Addressing social determinants of health—such as poverty, lack of education, racism, discrimination, environment, and community conditions—has become a common strategic conversation in a market focused on whole person care and the value equation. Payers and health plans are taking a more structured approach to addressing social support needs and this opens new possibilities for managers of organizations that provide social support programs that have typically been excluded from health care financing arrangements. As organizations look to find new opportunities in this changing market, OPEN MINDS has become the most trusted source for market intelligence, industry insights, and innovative management solutions.

Our team of experienced executives and subject matter experts help social service organizations to implement the transformational business practices they need to improve their operational and strategic performance in an evolving market. We are uniquely positioned to understand the social service market because we work with the organizations, policymakers, and payers that shape it every day – from direct communication with our 180,000 OPEN MINDS Circle readers, to our comprehensive research databases of social service organizations, to our executive events attended live by 2,000+ decisionmakers annually.

Expertise For Payer Organizations

For payers and health plans considering the impact of the social determinants of health, OPEN MINDS has the market knowledge, spending data, and competitor analysis to inform your organization’s strategy. Our specialized experience in every sector of the social service market means that we have assisted payers in everything from compiling case studies on financial savings from comprehensive social support models, to building intelligence profiles of selected health plans for national insurers expanding into new Medicaid managed care markets.

Expertise For Health Systems & Provider Organizations

For health systems and provider organizations serving consumers with social support needs, OPEN MINDS provides the market intelligence and management practices needed for success in a changing landscape. From strategic planning development for small community-based social service organizations; to grant management and proposal writing; to building training programs for the managers and supervisors who hire, motivate, develop, lead, and retain qualified employees for large health systems – OPEN MINDS can give your team the tools they need to be sustainable in a changing landscape.

Expertise For Technology Firms & Pharmaceutical Companies

For technology vendors and pharmaceutical partners developing the tools that improve treatment for consumers with social support needs, OPEN MINDS’ unparalleled research capabilities, combined with insights from current and former industry executives, provides a comprehensive expert perspective on the social service market. Our team has developed and delivered training on the impact of social determinants of health for pharmaceutical companies; conducted product development, product pricing, and competitive pricing analysis for vendors bringing a new product to market; and built comprehensive marketing plans to help technology innovators achieve their yearly sales and marketing objectives.

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Whether you need help building a sustainable strategy, understanding your underperforming service lines, or tackling the everyday challenges of the social services market, OPEN MINDS team of market experts and former CEOs are ready. Contact us today to hear how we can help.

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