Hello A&O Network Leaders,
A lot of you have expressed interest in learning more about the health/wealth connection—some of your interest I imagine is due to the proposed policy changes to access to healthcare for low-income households and some of it is due to the increased research and case studies that have been coming out demonstrating the link between health and financial well-being. So, we wanted to remind you of an opportunity to join CFED and Boston Medical Center for a learning event tomorrow on what we’re learning about the connection between these two issue areas:
Your Finances, Your Health: Making the Health/Wealth Connection happening this Wed, March 8 from 1-2:30pmET.
To familiarize yourself with this topic, we recommend checking out the following resources:
We also wanted to make sure you saw the new brief from Asset Funders Network on this topic linked below.
- The A&O Team
From: Joe Antolín - Asset Funders Network [mailto:email@example.com]
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Subject: JUST RELEASED: The Health & Wealth Connection
People's relationship with money impacts their health. Far beyond health care access and affordability - -
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The Health and Wealth Connection:
Opportunities Across the Life Course
AFN just released its latest brief on the relationship between wealth and health, The Health and Wealth Connection: Opportunities for Investment Across the Life Course. This latest release demonstrates how funders have an opportunity to bridge interests and cross silos to make stronger connections between wealth building, economic security, and prevention and health outcomes.
People's relationship with money impacts their health. Far beyond health care access and affordability, wealth and numerous social factors related to where people live, work, and play impacts a person's health. Data indicates assets, income, and health are inexorably linked. On the one hand, good health is associated with higher wealth and income, better employment and education. On the other hand, we know that adults with more financial resources have better health and live longer lives. Throughout one's course of life, the challenges of health and wealth are connected - but why aren't the solutions?
If you didn't make to last week's live webinar with authors Jason Q. Purnell, PhD, MPH & Anjum Hajat, PhD, MPH, make sure to catch up and listen to the recording posted on our website. Purnell and Hajat explored with participants how health and wealth are connected and discussed how health impacts are more significant for low-income, vulnerable populations particularly people of color. The authors shared compelling evidence for investment in strategies and policies that consider both the physical well-being and economic stability of individuals, families, and communities.
The Brief, along with its companion Discussion Guide (available to AFN Members by contacting Abby Hughes Holsclaw, email@example.com) and the webinar are generously supported by The Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio, The California Wellness Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and The Richmond Memorial Health Foundation.
READ THE BRIEF | VIEW THE RECORDED WEBINAR
SAVE THE DATE The 2017 Florida Blue Foundation Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards
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Evidence Review: Housing Services that Improve the Health of Chronically Homeless Individuals
AcacdemyHealth recently released a rapid evidence review examining current evidence on the impact of housing-related services and supports on health outcomes among the chronically homeless. Findings suggest that permanent supportive housing and case management can improve self-reported health outcomes and reduce health care costs, length of stays in inpatient psychiatric units, and emergency room visits for mental health concerns.
Read the full review
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It is with great enthusiasm that I write to share with you the Money-Health Connection Survey. Many of you have provided unparalleled support and insight throughout the development of this study and nearly all of you have engaged in meaningful conversations with me about this work. I am eager to share the survey with you, in addition to a short video that describes our research on financial-well-being.
Please see the link below to the video (at the bottom of the linked page):
Please feel free to circulate within your networks and if you have any questions or comments you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (617) 763-9777.
Reginald Tucker-Seeley, MA, ScM, ScD
Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Center for Community Based Research
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
"The physical stress stemming from not making ends meet, day to day, month to month, or year to year adds up."
In the latest post of our blog series, CFED's Vice President for Programs, Kate Griffin discusses why we must deepen our understanding of the connections between physical and financial health to make progress for children and families.
Health Insurance Literacy and Consumer Engagement Webinar
Tuesday April 26, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CDTAdd to Calendar
This is an online event.
Please join the Center for Financial Security for our upcoming April 26th Webinar:
Health Insurance Literacy and Consumer Engagement
Justin Sydnor, UW-Madison School of Business will discuss research surrounding the increasing complexity of sorting and choosing health insurance plans.
Allison Espeseth, Covering Wisconsin, will speak about their work focusing on educating consumers on effective selection and using health insurance to improve health and well-being.
Get more information
Please note that the webinar will be recorded and archived on our website approximately one week following the live event.
Center for Financial Security
Dear Network Leaders:
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) just flagged an issue on
SNAP cuts going into effect this year:
In 2016, more than 500,000 and as many as 1 million of the nation's poorest
people will be cut off SNAP, as states start to once again impose a
three-month limit on benefits for unemployed adults aged 18-49 who aren't
disabled or raising minor children. These limits were temporarily extended
during the last recession, but states are now starting to roll them back as
the economy improves.
Several categories of individuals will lose their food assistance benefits
after three months regardless of whether they are looking for work. The
impact will be felt in the 23 states:
19 states must re-impose the time limit in 2016 because parts of
the state no longer qualify for a waiver. These states are: Alabama,
Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington.
4 states are choosing to re-impose the time limit in some or all
of the state even though the state qualifies for a statewide waiver. These
states are: Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
What you need to know and do:
If your organization provides SNAP benefits/enrollment, services
under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, workforce development
services or training, or VITA services, your clients may be affected by this
rule change. Learn more about the rule change in this CBPP brief
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