Why is access to health and wellness so important to health?
Access to Health and Wellness encompasses many aspects of health outcomes affecting SBC residents including Access to Health Care, Behavioral Health, and Healthy Behaviors. Many socioeconomic factors affect the health of SBC residents. A lack of health insurance coverage is a significant barrier to accessing health services. Families and individuals without health insurance coverage often have unmet health needs, receive fewer preventive services, suffer delays in receiving appropriate care and experience more hospitalizations. In other words, uninsured persons are less likely to receive medical care, and more likely to have poor health and to die prematurely.