“In the past we would treat the condition and not the person. Over the years we have been looking at the person as a whole. None of us are defined by the condition we happen to have. BAMSI Behavioral Health services pay attention to all aspects of the human being and we are uniquely positioned to do this because of the multiple services that we offer. Our interventions are strength based and person centered and are based on proven evidence based practices that put the person in the middle of the treatment process.”
Peter Evers BAMSI CEO
Clinicians, counselors, care coordinators, and advocates work together at BAMSI to build a supportive network of services tailored to the health needs of the community. We understand the health of the individuals we serve is intimately tied to their life circumstances. By addressing the social determinants of health - the economic, racial, gender, and social factors that can influence an individual’s physical health - within our programs, we empower people and strengthen neighborhoods.
Social determinants of health (SDOH) have a major impact on people’s health, well-being, and quality of life. Examples of SDOH include:
Safe housing, transportation, and neighborhoods
Racism, discrimination, and violence
Education, job opportunities, and income
Access to nutritious foods and physical activity opportunities