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This presentation examines how health is impacted by wealth across different communities.  Jason Purnell explores how the following will help a particular region of Missouri:

  1. Inform public about social determinants of health and health disparities impacting African Americans in St. Louis.
  2. Present regional economic and health consequences of intervening.
  3. Provide evidence of impact on all members of the region.
  4. Influence policy agenda on disparities by broadening conversation beyond personal responsibility and medical care.

Review this material to explore the social determinants of health.

The 2015 AFN Grantmaker Conference included both regional and community-based funders and thought leaders concerned about a common goal – providing individuals, families and communities with greater economic security and opportunities for growth. View all the 2015 Grantmaker Conference resources.