10:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Addressing and Supporting the Social Determinants of Behavioral Health
Social determinants of health significantly contribute to the development and exacerbation of behavioral health disorders. Behavioral health is an essential component of overall health and well-being, and its currently compromised status requires an urgent and explicit public health response. It is imperative to address the problem of the poor behavioral health and identify and champion strategies that will improve behavioral health status and consequently the overall health and well-being of the communities. This panel will address the impact of social determinants on mental health disparities and how to promote mental health equity and support good population mental health.
How mental health and mental disorders are shaped by social, economic, and physical environments
Link between social inequalities and increased risk of mental disorders
Improving the conditions to improve population mental health and reduce the risk of mental disorders that are associated with social inequalities
Actions to reduce risk of mental disorders at the community level
Georges Benjamin, MD
American Public Health Association
Executive Director, Population Health
Lakeland Health System
Brian Klausner, MD
Chief Medical Officer, WakeMed Key Community Care Accountable Care Organization Medical Director, WakeMed Community Population
Executive Director, Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice