Understanding the Many Intersections Between Health & Wealth

(By Lee Davenport and Kate Griffin, Vice President for Programs, CFED)

At the What It’s Worth event in Philadelphia on May 5, 2016, expert panelists discussed the many ways health and wealth are intimately linked. The event, co-hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania and CFED, brought together public health and business experts alongside practitioners from housing and financial well-being organizations. Featured speakers from the Center for Financial Services Innovation, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia’s Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation presented emerging research and led a lively discussion on the need to bolster physical and financial health by bringing these two communities together.

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