Jane Sarasohn-Kahn makes a compelling argument at how important it is to think about all aspects of health, not just the healthcare system in her most recent blog post: Social Determinants of Health – My Early Childhood Education and Recent Learnings, Shared at the HealthXL Global Gathering (https://www.healthpopuli.com/2019/11/20/social-determinants-of-health-my-early-childhood-education-and-recent-learnings-shared-at-the-healthxl-global-gathering/)
Here’s an excerpt:
Health care access is a indeed a necessary part of this equation, but it’s not sufficient. We cannot expect even the most well-intentioned health care stakeholder organizations alone to provide the sole prescription to the epidemic of health disparities and inequities. It will take the village, collaboration across industry silo in local communities, from non-profits to industry to retailers, schools, and faith-based institutions. And solving this across the United States will also require a national/Federal commitment to each other as health citizens who own and don’t just rent our health care.