Social Determinants of Health
Medical care accounts for less than 25% of a population’s health status. Other factors, including genetics, social circumstances, environmental conditions, and behavior, have significantly more impact on health. Academic health centers are recognizing that they are uniquely positioned to have a significant and positive impact on the determinants of health and the health of their communities. AAHC is interested in broadening the view of academic health center leadership from focusing just on health care to improving health, addressing real and perceived barriers to this culture change and translating the isolated local successes of some academic health centers into a nation-wide movement.
Educating the public at large… no matter which angle we come at this from… we are all in this together.
- Dan Rahn, M.D.
University of Arkansas for