Tampa. Florida (TN Tribune)–Michelle Greene Rhodes, Founder of Michelle Rhodes Media LLC in Tampa, Florida, has created a place for Nurses to share their wellness expertise while helping the vulnerable communities in which they serve.
According to Americanactionforum.org, recent estimates attribute 10 to 20 percent of health outcomes to medical care, 30 percent to genetics, 40 to 50 percent to behavior, and 20 percent to the social and physical environment. That means most of the work in terms of wellness happens outside of the hospital by social determinants (non-medical factors).
These social determinants include factors such as where individuals live, learn, work, and age, in addition to socioeconomic status and race. These Social determinants of health have gotten a lot of attention in recently, as research continues to show a person’s health can depend heavily on their zip code and circumstances in life.