Dr. Gabriel Kaplan, NACDD Board Past President, interviews Dr. Monica Bharel, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Ben Wood, Director of the Office of Community Health Planning and Engagement within the Department of Public Health. They discuss Massachusetts’s unique approach to addressing the social determinants of health, especially their adaptation of the Determination of Need program.



Medicaid Demonstration Project Briefs

Socially Determined Podcasts
Board President Dr. Gabriel Kaplan discusses the social determinants of health with guests.

2019 NACDD At-A-Glance Fact Sheet

Accelerating Population Health: Recommendations for Action, Resources, and Case Stories from the 2018 NACDD GEAR Groups.

2019 Cancer Briefs

  • Medicaid 1115 Waivers and the Implications for Cancer Prevention and Screening
  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the Implications for Cancer Screening

PATH Plans
On the Action tab, find two new Partnership for the Accurate Testing of Hormones (PATH) plans.


Reducing the Burden of Cancer in North Carolina

The N.C. Cancer Prevention and Control Branch (CPCB), with state partners, collaborated to release “Reducing the Burden of Cancer in North Carolina: A Data and Resource Guide for Communities to Fight Cancer” in November 2017, providing a mid-plan update on six priority cancers: lung, colorectal, female breast, prostate, melanoma, and cervical cancers.


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