Inequities in behavioral health
July 5, 2022
10 Minute Read
- Regardless of demographic group, patients with behavioral health conditions experience unique inequities compared to patients with only physical health conditions.
- Within the behavioral health sector, certain demographic groups experience worse outcomes than others—often people of color, individuals with low incomes, insufficient insurance coverage, and/or with serious mental illness diagnoses.
- Inequities in behavioral health impact the financial outcomes of health care organizations.