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How Health Plans Are Increasingly Focused On The Social Determinants Of Health

Behavioral health provider organizations have long understood that biopsychosocial factors have a significant impact on behavioral health. In 1943, the humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow introduced the concept of a hierarchy of needs.1 In general, Maslow believed that in order for individuals to reach their full potential, their more basic needs must be met. Many of these needs are primarily physiological such as food, water, and sleep. Basic needs extend to safety and the need to belong. Safety needs include a …

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