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The Intersection of SDoH and Behavioral Health

The Intersection of SDoH and Behavioral Health

To say times are stressful would be an understatement. Aside from taking a toll on us mentally, the global pandemic has cast a huge spotlight on our nation’s glaring disparities when it comes to social determinants of health (SDoH). The health industry, now super-charged by the necessity of treating the whole person, has shifted their models to open up more care pathways for those with both emotional and social barriers to health. 

But, addressing those SDoH comes with opportunities – opportunities for learning, understanding, garnering insights and ultimately improving the support and treatment of each individual. While continuing to evolve, defining what it means to treat individuals with both SDoH and behavioral health needs leads to a lot of unanswered questions. Join experts to gain more clarity into what it means to care for the whole person.


  • Discuss the true definition of behavioral health
  • Describe how Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) factor into a person’s behavioral health
  • Explain the drivers of incorporating SDoH and behavioral health in whole person treatment
  • Recognize the roles and responsibilities of solution providers and health plans in addressing a person’s social and emotional health needs


Amanda DeManoVice President, Center for Care Transformation, AVIA


Joanna M Thomas, MB, ChB, FAAFPVice President, Clinical Strategy and Population Health, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Dr. Catherine BassDirector, Belmont Data Collaborative, Belmont University's Data Collaborative

Shana HoffmanPresident & Chief Executive Officer, New Directions Behavioral Health

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