The Health and Wealth Connection: Regional Roundtable Discussions Across the U.S.

Mar 06, 2017

We invite you to a series of Regional Roundtable Discussions exploring the intersection of Health and Wealth across the U.S. in 2017. 

There is mounting evidence that the issues of financial, physical, and mental health are inexorably linked. The bi-directional relationship between health and socioeconomic status is one of the strongest and most consistent findings in public health, and health disparities remain among the most fundamental challenges to improving our nation’s 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.

Throughout one’s course of life, the challenges of health and wealth are connected — but why aren’t the solutions?

Jason Q. Purnell, PhD, MPH and Anjum Hajat, PhD, MPH will provide a briefing on this topic featuring a new whitepaper from AFN, followed by a panel discussion exploring the implications of these findings for North texas and highlighting local innovators already linking the issues of health and wealth to create better outcomes for low income families in North Texas.  

Grantmakers, we invite you to join us for a funders only meeting following each Forum to discuss the opportunities to bridge interests and cross silos to make stronger connections between wealth building, economic security, and prevention and health outcomes. 


March 6, 2017: San Antonio, Texas

March 21, 2017: Sacramento, California

March 30, 2017: Seattle, Washington

April 4, 2017: Dallas, Texas

April 27, 2017: Columbus, Ohio