THE HEALTH-WEALTH CONNECTION
Financial Health is a Social Determinant of Health
The two-way connection between physical/mental health and financial health is part of the larger SDoH framework which recognizes that medical care is only part of what determines how healthy a person is. Mainstream organizations such as the World Health Organization, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, supported by tons of research, now widely accept that social determinants such as education, housing, employment, and financial health have as much (or greater) of an impact on physical and mental health as clinical healthcare and health-related behaviors.
WHAT MAKES US HEALTHY?
EXAMPLES OF SOCIAL DETERMINANTS
Health-Wealth Connection Resources
About Financial Health has put together a Resources page which contains general information, research, and case studies about the Health-Wealth Connection that will help get you up to speed. The Resources page will be updated regularly.
If you are in the financial health field or healthcare industry and are looking for the best ways to impact the physical, mental and financial health of those you serve, you need to pay attention to the Health-Wealth Connection.
AFH CAN HELP YOU!
About Financial Health offers consulting services that can help your organization figure out how you can improve services, form new partnerships, and adjust your development strategy within the context of the Health-Wealth Connection.
For Healthcare Organizations: AFH can help you identify and evaluate credible cross-sector partners offering financial health services and can help you develop an implementation plan tailored to the needs of your patients, your organization, and your partners.
For Financial Health Service Providers: AFH can help you develop a healthcare partnership strategy with the goal of forming meaningful partnerships with organizations in the healthcare industry that may be interested in offering your financial health services to their patients.