Wealth Matters for Health Equity

Commentary by Dr. Nalo Johnson, article by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Those earning wages that allow for themselves and their household’s needs to be met are in positions to ensure healthier living conditions such as stable housing, access to health care and protection from chronic stress.  A recently released study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of California – San Francisco finds that parents’ wealth shapes children’s educational, economic and social opportunities not only over their lifetime, but for generations.  Thinking about the ways in which we can intervene to support individuals and families to ensure healthier living conditions not only impacts immediate conditions in our community, but the conditions for our community for many years to come.  Check out why Wealth Matters for Health Equity.