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Addressing health inequities in the greater Philadelphia region

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When someone faces challenges like depression, anxiety, or substance use disorder, it doesn’t just affect their quality of life. Mental and behavioral health conditions also impact a person’s overall health and wellbeing. That’s why getting help quickly is so important.

Depression alone affects almost 30 percent of adults in the United States at some point in their lives. In 2022, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, conducted an analysis of member data and found major differences in rates of depression diagnoses based on the ZIP codes where members lived.

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