“If you want to lower my blood pressure, help me pay my electric bill.” Thanks to innovations in the public health field, it’s clear that family income and assets strongly correlate to health outcomes. When people are living in poverty, their health suffers on a number of levels.
Beyond the availability of health insurance, social factors such as access to employment or quality of built environment play a role in individual health, chronic disease, and life expectancy. Funders in Orange County have supported the development of innovative, cross-cutting work incorporating both health and wealth strategies. At this convening, we highlighted the work in Orange County and sparked a conversation about how to build on it, by bringing together nonprofit organizations, advocates and funders.
At this event, we heard from Orange County leaders who are working on this issue in a variety of contexts. Following the panel, we invited participants to discuss the opportunities to bridge interests and cross silos to make stronger connections between economic security and health outcomes. Sponsored by Organizer: Orange County Funders Roundtable & The Asset Funders Network
Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Registration 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Poverty and Health: Orange County Perspectives & Practices 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Open Discussion
The Village at 17th Street in the CASA Training room 1505 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705