Posted on Jan 29, 2020 2:06:58 PM by Klare Nevins
How a Worksite Health Center Can Provide Socially Informed Care
Health is more than a collection of genetic and behavioral factors. While healthcare providers are positioned to solve medical problems, long-term health outcomes are heavily dependent on the social, economic, and environmental context of a patient’s life.[i] [ii] Studies show a link between these factors and the risk for chronic conditions like asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and depression.[iii] In other words, health is strongly influenced by what happens outside of the doctor’s office.