A Behavioral Health Policy Agenda for California’s Kids
Positive behavioral health outcomes are affected by a variety of factors including social, biological, economic and physical environments. These social determinants of mental health (SDOMH) affect not only individual children but the communities and neighborhoods in which children are expected to live, play and thrive. SDOMH are associated with social inequalities, signaling the importance of improving the conditions of everyday life to better the population’s mental health and reduce the risk of those disorders associated most with social inequity.
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