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This talk is brought to you as part of our Impact Spotlights on the UN Sustainable Development Goals – Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being.
Genetic makeup only determines thirty percent of health outcomes. Social, physical and economic environments determine the rest. Factors such as housing status, employment, walkability, air quality, socioeconomic status, and food security collectively make up what are known as the social determinants of health, and play a huge role in influencing our health.
Hear from the founder of HealthBegins on how the company is redefining clinical-community partnerships and investing in the social determinants of health to create positive outcomes for all.
About the speaker:
Dr. Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH
Founder & CEO, HealthBegins
Dr. Rishi Manchanda is a physician, author, and health care leader who has spent more than a decade developing novel strategies to improve health in resource-poor communities. He has served as director of social medicine for a network of community health centers in South-Central Los Angeles, as the lead primary care physician for homeless veterans at the Greater Los Angeles VA, and as chief medical officer for a self-insured employer with a large rural immigrant workforce. In his 2013 TED Book, The Upstream Doctors, he introduced readers to the upstreamists, a new model of healthcare workers who improve care by addressing patients’ health-related social needs, such as food, financial, and housing insecurity. The book has become recommended reading in medical schools and universities across the world.