Event: Financial Health Is Public Health | Philadelphia, PA | May 5, 2016


Let’s strengthen the financial future of Philadelphia!

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), and the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania will come together on Thursday, May 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to explore new ideas and opportunities for building financial health and well-being in the Philadelphia area.

Speakers at this event will examine the intricate link between financial health and public health and will explore promising solutions for public health and community development stakeholders to work together in building financial well-being. Emphasis will be placed on social disparities and initiatives targeting low-income populations.

View a draft agenda here.

“In a nation in which nearly three quarters of adults worry about money at least some of the time, where income and wealth inequality are at all-time highs, and where the rate of child poverty is among the highest in the developed world, it is fair to ask whether individual effort can be the total answer to what literally ails, and ultimately kills, Americans.”
– Jason Q. Purnell, Washington University in St. Louis


Thursday, May 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 


Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
7th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Participants will receive a copy of What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation. Through more than 30 essays authored by experts from across a broad range of fields, this book provides a 360-degree view of the financial problems and challenges millions of American households face, highlights the enormous creativity and innovation already happening to increase financial well-being, and presents steps to implement proven and emerging solutions.

Can’t attend in-person? Follow #WhatItsWorthPHL on Twitter to join the conversation.