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Integrating Physical and Mental Social Determinants of Health

BY REBECCA PEREZ, MSN, RN, CCM Behavioral healthcare in the United States falls perilously short of being a functional, effective system. Mental health and substance use disorders (MH/SUD) are universally categorized as behavioral health disorders, and this label will be used throughout this article (Knutson, 2021). Currently, available services are underfunded,…

Health Literacy

Health Literacy: Make Materials Work as Hard as You Do

BY SYLVIA ARUFFO, PhD “I tell all my patients how to do selfcare. It’s up to them whether they adhere or not.” This is the equality approach to patient education: Everyone gets the same instructions. More literate patients are likely to succeed. But patients with health literacy deficits are not. To…