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Social Determinants of Health

Connecting the dots between behavioral health and housing

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Recognizing May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Beacon Health Options produced several videos on pressing issues affecting behavioral health.

In today’s video, Beacon’s Medical Director of Integration Dr. Nancy Norman, MPH, discusses the connections between behavioral health and safe/affordable housing.

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Improving health through housing

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Social determinants of health are garnering increased attention, especially as research continues to show just how much unmet social needs significantly affect our health.

It is often said that zip code is more important that genetic code in determining overall health and wellness.

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Health and wellness: Is zip code more important than genetic code?

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The evidence exceeds the tipping point – that point where compelling ideas by necessity transform into action.

The evidence? Unmet social needs significantly impact our health, especially our emotional well-being. In fact, it is often said that zip code is more important than genetic code in determining overall health and wellness.

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