Chautauqua Women's Club
Georges Benjamin

Contemporary Issues Forum

A New Social Compact to Achieve Optimal Health for All


Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director American Public Health Association


Eighty percent of what makes you healthy occurs outside the doctor’s office, influenced by social factors that both enable or hinder your ability to be healthy. These factors are well known but underinvested in by society. Building a society that values investments in these social determinants of health is an essential next step in achieving optimal health for all in America.