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How understanding social determinants can deliver community wellness

In 2017, former-U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy wrote in the Harvard Business Review that loneliness is becoming a serious healthcare problem.

Then, in early 2018, the U.K. appointed a Minister of Loneliness to address an epidemic that some say is worse for your health than smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

What has all of this got to do with the treatment of conditions such as diabetes? Well, quite a lot as you'll see in this issue of Next Now, an electronic magazine made possible by Allscripts.

In this issue of Next Now, we explore factors that contribute to a person's health, do a deep dive into the social determinants of health, then look at policy implications affecting a comprehensive approach to improve community health and well-being.


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