More than 60% of U.S. adults with a mental illness do not obtain the treatment they need. Religious congregations appear to be filling some of this void: nearly one in four provide some type of mental health programming.
Nurse-designed models of care advance a Culture of Health through inclusion, collaboration, and social support. While strong leadership and community support are key to their success, identifying sustainable funding is a challenge.
Through stakeholder interviews, RAND researchers explored how incentives can be used to promote individual health and engage investors, organizational leaders, and governments to promote health and well-being.
Nurses are well positioned to provide care that is consistent with, and contributes to, a culture of health (COH) in their communities, and nurse-designed models of care focus extensively on four COH action areas.