BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COUNCIL
Healthcare Needs Assessment
Poverty generates poor health and poor health generates poverty.
In every aspect of healthcare from being sick to getting care, from prevention to aftercare, people in poverty don’t fare as well as people in middle class or wealth.
The top three needs in behavioral healthcare for all respondents were:
The table below shows the Key Poverty Indicators and Top Needs only for those respondents who have no healthcare coverage.
Christopher W. Taylor, MPA, C.M.
Behavioral Healthcare Council Chair
Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas
Chris serves as the Executive Director of Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas, a nonprofit mental health provider serving individuals, couples and families in more than 35 East Texas counties. Chris is a credentialed mediator/arbitrator in the State of Texas, and before his current role, served as Executive Director of the Cherokee County Department of Public Health.
ETHNN is the Smith County Behavioral Health Leadership Team Coordinator.
2020 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Report - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation