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  • 03/09/2017 1:11 PM
    Reply # 4657257 on 3564088
    Schnur (Administrator)

    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.

     

    Thanks,
    - The A&O Team

     

    From: Joe Antolín - Asset Funders Network [mailto:joe.antolin@assetfunders.org]
    Sent: Monday, March 06, 2017 6:04 AM
    To: Fran Baylor <fbaylor@cfed.org>
    Subject: JUST RELEASED: The Health & Wealth Connection

     

    People's relationship with money impacts their health. Far beyond health care access and affordability - -

    FUNDING STRATEGIES  |  NEWS & EVENTS IN PHILANTHROPY

     

     

     

     

     

     

    JUST RELEASED:

     

    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, abby@assetfunders.org) 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




  • 01/24/2017 8:05 AM
    Reply # 4565876 on 3564088
    Schnur (Administrator)

    Greetings Bill and Christine!  I would appreciate your consideration regarding the following:
    Registration is now open for Florida’s only statewide community health symposium.  The theme is Creating a Culture of Health, and offers nationally recognized speakers on timely topics related to community health and a culture of health.  The symposium also offers professional development sessions and networking opportunities with 400+ executives from health, health care, allied health, universities, governments, foundations, public health nonprofits and others.
    The attached flyer provides a quick glimpse at the symposium and Sapphire Awards that recognize excellence and innovation in community health.
    I hope you can include information on the symposium in your communications.  If you need paper copies, let me know.
    Please contact me with any questions.
    Sharon Hackney
    Senior Program Manager l Florida Blue Foundation
    DCC3-4 l 4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway l Jacksonville, FL  32246
     
     
    SAVE THE DATE  The 2017 Florida Blue Foundation Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards 
    April 19-20, 2017 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida

    SAVE THE DATE  The 2017 Florida Blue Foundation Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards 

    April 19-20, 2017 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida


     
  • 08/04/2016 7:24 PM
    Reply # 4173846 on 3564088
    Schnur (Administrator)

    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


  • 08/04/2016 11:19 AM
    Reply # 4173211 on 3564088
    Rama (Administrator)
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  • 06/07/2016 4:21 PM
    Reply # 4062774 on 3564088
    Schnur (Administrator)

    CNNMoney As part of a scathing takedown of the debt-purchasing industry, late night comedian John Oliver forgave nearly $15 million of medical debt with a tap of a giant red button on Sunday night.

  • 05/11/2016 5:07 PM
    Reply # 4014175 on 3564088
    Schnur (Administrator)

    Dear Colleagues,

     

    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): 

     

    http://tuckerseeley.org/projects/money-health-connection

     

    Please feel free to circulate within your networks and if you have any questions or comments you can reach us at tuckerseeleylab@partners.org or by telephone at (617) 763-9777.

    best, Reggie

    Reginald Tucker-Seeley, MA, ScM, ScD
    Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Center for Community Based Research
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    http://www.tuckerseeley.org/

    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/reginald-tucker-seeley/


  • 04/28/2016 2:42 PM
    Reply # 3993164 on 3564088
    Schnur (Administrator)
    Let's strengthen the financial future for all of us.

    "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.

    Read the post on Medium

    Let’s strengthen the financial future of the Philadelphia area!

    Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, CFED,  and the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Public Health Initiatives on Thursday, May 5 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm EDT, to explore new ideas and opportunities for building financial health and well-being in Philadelphia. Register by today, April 28.

    Date: May 5, 2016
    Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
    Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
    Ten Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    RSVP today

    What It's Worth now available as an eBook


    To download it for free, simply visit this page and select the format you prefer. You can select from ePub, iBook, Kindle or PDF.
    Did you know? If you are hosting a conference or other event and want to provide your attendees with a copy of What It's Worth, you can order the book in bulk and have it shipped directly to your venue. Simply send an email with the number of copies you need and the address to which you want it shipped, and allow at least six weeks for processing.
    About What It's Worth 

    Through more than 30 essays authored by experts from across a broad range of fields, What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation, provides a 360-degree view of the financial problems and challenges millions of American households face, the enormous creativity and innovation already happening to increase financial well-being, and how we can implement proven and emerging solutions. Explore the book online or order a free printed copy.
    Copyright © 2016 Corporation for Enterprise Development, All rights reserved.



  • 04/13/2016 12:02 AM
    Reply # 3950213 on 3564088
    Schnur (Administrator)

    Center for Financial Security

     

    Health Insurance Literacy and Consumer Engagement Webinar

     

    When
    Tuesday April 26, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CDT
    Add to Calendar

     

     

    Where

    This is an online event.

    Dear Bill,

    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

    Register Now!

    Please note that the webinar will be recorded and archived on our website approximately one week following the live event. 

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Hallie Lienhardt

    Center for Financial Security


     

  • 02/16/2016 5:09 PM
    Reply # 3826065 on 3564088
    Schnur (Administrator)


    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
    <http://www.cbpp.org/research/food-assistance/more-than-500000-adults-will-l
    ose-snap-benefits-in-2016-as-waivers-expire#_ftn1
    > .

    • Share this brief widely with your partners, as well as with any service
    • providers who deliver these services.
    • Share this brief with VITA volunteers who will need to understand the
    • implications of this rule change.
    • CFED will continue to share additional resources on this issue as
    • they develop.
    If your organization is going to be affected by this rule change, please let
    us know so that we can continue to update and engage with you on this issue.
    Also, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Arohi
    Pathak <mailto:apathak@cfed.org> .
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