People's relationship with money impacts their 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.
The webinar featured the new AFN Grantmaker Brief, The Health and Wealth Connection: Opportunities for Investment Across the Life Course, with authors Jason Q. Purnell, PhD, MPH & Anjum Hajat, PhD, MPH., and highlighted the opportunity funders have to bridge interests and cross silos to make stronger connections between wealth building, economic security, and prevention and health outcomes.
Speakers included Jason Q. Purnell, PhD, MPH, Washington University; Anjum Hajat, PhD, MPH, School of Epidemiology, University of Washington; Padmini Parthasarathy, The California Wellness Foundation; Colleen Briggs, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Abby Hughes Holsclaw, Director of Membership Engagement, Asset Funders Network