Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Event Review: A Social Determinants of Health Perspective

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On February 15, 2023 and February 22, 2023, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Caring Foundation hosted events in Bismarck and Fargo, North Dakota for individuals and organizations working to advance better health outcomes in North Dakota. Providers joined in conversation with leading health influencers surrounding a new study that looks at Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and their impacts in North Dakota.  

SDoH are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. SDoH shapes the health of North Dakotans and the communities where they live.

Individuals who attended this event learned:

  • Information about study findings
  • Heard from key leaders working on SDoH issues across North Dakota
  • Engaged in roundtable discussions to identify actionable solutions

Attendees now understand the disparities and barriers that impact North Dakotan’s health. This will help to drive engagement and create alignment among key stakeholders as organizations advocate and develop solutions.

Thank you to those of you who took the time to attend our event. We look forward to more events like this in the future. 


To learn more on this program visit Social Determinants of Health Study | BCBSND.