Track B

10:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

A Call to Action: Best Practices in Social Determinants of 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.