September 13, 2022
Inequities and SDOH | Mental Health
  • The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine released a report indicating that inadequate investments in mental health care have taken nearly 117,000 lives and cost the U.S. $278 billion from 2016 to 2020. According to the report, almost 6 million people are excluded from national reports estimating the burden of mental and behavioral health conditions. Adequate treatment for marginalized and under-resourced populations could save $60 billion to $90 billion annually. (Press release here)