The North Central Accountable Community of Health is working with partners to advance whole person health across our region. Our vision for whole person health is for everyone to have an opportunity to reach a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.
A person’s state of health is influenced by much more than the health care they receive. It is generally understood that health is impacted by five domains:
1. Genetic predispositions (30%)
2. Social circumstances, including education, housing, employment (15%)
3. Environmental factors, including our physical environment, pollution (5%)
4. Personal behaviors including diet, exercise, smoking, substance abuse (40%)
5. Health care (10%)
In other words, providing whole person care is one part of the equation. But we also need to include community-based organizations (or non-clinical partners) in this work if we are to achieve our vision.