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The Heatlh and Wealth Connection

"If you want to lower my blood pressure, help me pay my electric bill.”  reference

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?