Commons Good Podcast: Dr. Ben Miller
Health care in the United States is fractured and fragmented. Too often, mental health and addiction are treated separately from physical health, making it challenging for people to get timely access to quality mental health and addiction services. 2018 marked the longest sustained decline in U.S. life expectancy since 1920. For the past three years, Americans have died younger and younger, primarily due to deaths from drugs, alcohol, and suicide. More lives were lost to these deaths of despair in 2017 than ever before.
While we have made tremendous innovations in health care, our health and well-being continues to suffer. Join Dr. Ben Miller, Chief Strategy Officer for the Well Being Trust, as he shares the best evidence and opportunities for addressing mental health and addiction and saving lives.