The connection of oral health to overall health is well-established. Unfortunately, the way we have set up our health care system has created a false distinction that separates our physical, oral, and behavioral health.
Whenever I am considering making a big shift or decision in my life, I always seek the perspective and insight of people who know me well or have expertise in that area. The same holds true for Center for Health Progress.
By charging per service for health care, there is little incentive to address the root cause of a patient’s condition, or even to actually improve a patient’s health.
I am once again reminded of the importance of listening to and learning from each other, in order to be more effective in our work and have more meaningful relationships in our lives.
Access to healthy and affordable food, transportation, safe housing, and sidewalks all determine our access to care and opportunity to live a healthy life.