At the center of many major health iniquities in the U.S. are social determinants of health (SDOH), which are defined by the conditions of an environment where people are born, live, and work. These conditions can create and exacerbate mental illness and make it difficult for people to access mental health care.
Healthcare organizations have the power to make meaningful change by bridging the gap between underserved populations and high-quality mental health care. By investing in solutions like telepsychiatry, healthcare organizations are uniquely positioned to positively impact the mental health of their communities.
In this piece, we’ll walk you through the following topics:
- Why SDOHs matter for healthcare organizations
- How to identify who needs help in your community
- How healthcare organizations can address SDOH
- Additional resources you can utilize to set your organization and community up for success
We hope this piece will help your organization consider new ways to address SDOH in your community.