Health and Wealth
Prosperity Now is exploring how to advance a more holistic view of health that includes financial well-being as a core component. This involves:
- Encouraging and convening cross-sector partnerships between healthcare and financial capability providers through our Medical Financial Partnership Learning Community
- Furthering solutions that address other social determinants of health, such as housing, education, or workforce.
- Exploring how to broaden local, state, and regional coalitions to coordinate public health, financial well-being, community development, and other related efforts.
- Identifying policy and systems level changes to increase population health and financial well-being broadly.
Please watch this space as we explore how to tackle these complex issues!
"If you want to lower my blood pressure, help me pay my electricity bill." These words that frame Jason Purnell's essay in What It's Worth capture it perfectly: the connection between health and wealth is inextricable.
3.8.17 - 3.8.17 In this webinar, Prosperity Now and Dr. Bob Vinci, Chief of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, discussed the connections between financial well-being and health and their implications for work in our field.