Reducing Impact on Health from Financial Strain (RIFS)

This website is a place where you can share your insights, experiences, and ideas in reducing impact on financial strain in your community.

How might Communities and Primary Care Reduce the Impact of Financial Strain

A dedicated team of partners are keen to understand what is important to communities members in reducing impact on health from financial strain. Although our project is in select communities, we invite all communities to learn along side, share progress and highlight promising opportunities.

RIFS Community Coalition from Vermilion

Some of the RIFS Community Coalition teams

The ‘Reducing the Impact of Financial Strain (RIFS)’ project will strengthen connections between community members and organizations including primary care teams. They aim to collaboratively design local solutions to support health by addressing financial concerns in a sensitive, compassionate and sustainable way. While community looks at improving supports, Primary care teams will identify and support patients with financial concerns and help them access appropriate community supports.

Income is one of the most important factors that influences health. Financial strain is economic pressure that can cause stress and harm health. Anyone can experience difficulty making ends meet at any time

This website is a place where you can share your insights, experiences, and ideas in reducing impact on financial strain in your community.

How might Communities and Primary Care Reduce the Impact of Financial Strain

A dedicated team of partners are keen to understand what is important to communities members in reducing impact on health from financial strain. Although our project is in select communities, we invite all communities to learn along side, share progress and highlight promising opportunities.

RIFS Community Coalition from Vermilion

Some of the RIFS Community Coalition teams

The ‘Reducing the Impact of Financial Strain (RIFS)’ project will strengthen connections between community members and organizations including primary care teams. They aim to collaboratively design local solutions to support health by addressing financial concerns in a sensitive, compassionate and sustainable way. While community looks at improving supports, Primary care teams will identify and support patients with financial concerns and help them access appropriate community supports.

Income is one of the most important factors that influences health. Financial strain is economic pressure that can cause stress and harm health. Anyone can experience difficulty making ends meet at any time

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  • Helping deal with Financial Stain and Impact from COVID-19

    3 months ago


    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” Margaret Mead

    There are so many inspiring stories of communities working together and showing kindness. Tell us what your community has done to support those dealing with financial strain. Many communities and organizations have put together ways that individuals and families can get local, provincial and federal support. Check it out

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    Vermilion

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    AHS Help in Tough Times

    211 Alberta is building a comprehensive Information and Referral system accessible to all Albertans. The 211 system is an enhancement, not a replacement, of local Information & Referral services currently operating across the province. If you see a listing that should be posted on 211, please suggest a new listing.

    What resources and services are in your community that help people with the stresses and financial challenges of COVID-19? What provincial and federal programs have you leveraged or heard are helpful? Share what has helped you and what would be helpful?

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  • Graphically Recording the Vermilion Poverty Simulation

    8 months ago
    Check out this unique way that the learnings from the Poverty simulation event was captured. Vermilion can watch around town for the graphic recording of their Poverty Simulation thanks to Aaron Russell, a graphic recorder with AHS. As the community and Primary Care Network work towards addressing financial strain, this super sized graphic can serve as a remind of the experiences people go through and to start from a place of empathy. What stands out for you?

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  • Poverty Simulation

    9 months ago

    Organizers of the Poverty Simulation in Vermillion, Joanne Stewart, Carole Coleman, Natasja Hallett, and Charlotte Thompson walked in the shoes of families and individuals living in poverty.

    The Kalyna Country PCN staff, AHS teams, and Vermillion community members including business organizations and services groups were surprised by the numerous challenges and frustrations they encountered everyday and how it shifted their thinking from thriving to just surviving. Graphic Designer, Aaron Russell captured the event moments and some of those frustrations. The community aims to continue to explore the pain points and paths to financial wellness, knowing that health improves when financial strain is reduced.

    Add your comments and what impact you think this might have.

    This video gives you an idea of what the event was like and how they experienced living with financial challenges.











































































































































































































































































































































































































































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  • Experience the Realities of Poverty in Vermilion

    4 months ago
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    4 months ago
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