We’ve heard the stats many times in the past decade—health care services account for only 20% of health outcomes, while health-related behaviors and socioeconomic factors—housing, food, environment, employment—can drive 80% of health outcomes. We know that consumers between the ages of 25 and 44 experiencing homelessness have a mortality risk that is 8.9 times higher than the risk of the general population. Nearly 50 million people are food insecure and food insecurity is associated with increased risks of anemia, asthma, worse oral health, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and suicide ideation (see The Business Case for Social Determinants and Food Insecurity & Health Outcomes) There…
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