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"Social Determinants of Behavioral Health"

This issue reviews the many aspects of “Social Determinants of Behavioral Health,” including such topics as: public policy, treatment programs, consumers, housing and racial equality awareness.

4 Ways to Mitigate Insurance Costs in a COVID-19 Environment
By Josh Lamberg
Lamb Insurance Services

Many nonprofit and social service organizations are struggling with drastically altered operations and decreases in revenue brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some organizations have been forced to make tough decisions to decrease payrolls, temporarily shutter secondary service locations, or simply reconsider how to best carry out their missions while being mindful of the health and well-being of members of the public, employees, and volunteers. When evaluating organizational expenses, it can be worthwhile to look closely at your insurance costs. There are certain steps you can take that may result in lower insurance costs in the COVID-19 environment...

NYS Office of Mental Health Seeks to Address the Social Determinants That Affect Mental Health in Our Communities
By Ann Sullivan, MD
NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH)

A part of New York State’s strength lies in its diversity, which provides us with the wisdom of many different cultures from which we can all learn. But diversity is often accompanied by inexcusable inequity, as residents of some communities are exposed greater risk of health problems...

Ann Sullivan, MD, Commissioner
NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH)
The East New York Health Hub: A Model for Addressing Social Determinants of Health
By Emily Kingman,
Gerardo Ramos
and Mindy Liss
Institute for Community Living (ICL)

By definition and mission, non-profit human services organizations have been addressing the social determinants of health for over a century1 and have long understood the impact these factors have on health (mental and physical). Until about a decade ago, however, these same providers were not a part of increasingly important discussions about how to improve health outcomes while reducing the skyrocketing costs of the health care system...

The Social Determinants of Help-Seeking for Young Men of Color
By Hilda Marie, MA
and Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH
Vibrant Emotional Health

Vibrant Emotional Health provides clinical case management and crisis intervention services to young men of color (YMOC) in The Fellowship Initiative, a college attainment program for YMOC in New York City, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles, funded and operated by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation...

Stable Housing: A Determinant of Our Behavioral Health
By Isaiah, Kareem, Rashaun and Brian
Services for the UnderServed (S:US)

We are four Black men who have experienced homelessness. We’ve all faced significant barriers to health and stability. Some of us have experienced abuse, some of us have had substance use disorders, and we all have persistent mental or physical health issues. We’ve all relied on Services for the UnderServed (S:US) to help us throughout our journey out of homelessness...

2021 Editorial Calendar
Spring 2021 Issue
“The Behavioral Health Technology Field”
Deadline: March 18, 2021

Summer 2021 Issue
“Trauma-Informed Care and Policy”
Deadline: June 17, 2021
Fall 2021 Issue
“The Behavioral Health Workforce Crisis”
Deadline: September 16, 2021

Winter 2022 Issue
“Volunteers and the Vital Role They Play”
Deadline: December 23, 2021
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