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Advising Congress on Social Determinants of Health Caucus

APA submits comprehensive recommendations to guide federal efforts aimed at social determinants of health.

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American Psychological Association. (2021, October 19). Advising Congress on Social Determinants of Health Caucus. http://www.apaservices.org/advocacy/news/social-determinents-health-caucus

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On Oct. 8, APA Services submitted recommendations to the recently formed bipartisan Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus. The caucus plans to explore opportunities to improve the impact of services delivered to address social determinants with the support of federal funding and amplify evidence-based approaches to whole person well-being.

The association’s recommendations spotlighted behavioral health concerns Congress should consider in oversight of current federal agency efforts and when contemplating new authorizations or funding flexibilities to address social determinants of health. Issues highlighted include the unique needs of children and families, undocumented immigrants, telehealth and technology, research, and payment reform.

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