Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born and live that impact the quality of their health and wellbeing. Increasing evidence shows that trying to cope with daily events and hassles, including inadequate financial resources for basic needs such as housing, food, child care, transportation or medical care, may over time lead to far more physiological damage than a single traumatic event. This session will explore the correlation between financial wellbeing and physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for households living paycheck-to-paycheck for whom access to affordable and responsible credit could be key to mitigating the negative impact of chronic financial stress.
Program Associate Dyvonne Body will join the “Credit as a Social Determinant of Health” panel to discuss these issues. Learn more and register here.