How Might your Community and Primary Care Reduce the Impact of Financial Strain

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

Income is one of the most important factors that influences health. Financial strain is economic pressure that can cause stress and harm health.

Digital stories are a powerful way to create a meaningful discussion and simulate thoughtful change. We invite you to share the short videos with your teams, discuss what resonates (you may wish to use the questions at the end), what changes you might want to make and engage with others already doing this work using our Map and Forum.

The ‘Reducing the Impact of Financial Strain (RIFS)’ project will strengthen connections between community members and organizations including primary care teams. The aim is 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 identify and support patients with financial concerns and help them access appropriate community supports.

Check back often for more videos and participate in the forum discussion

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

Income is one of the most important factors that influences health. Financial strain is economic pressure that can cause stress and harm health.

Digital stories are a powerful way to create a meaningful discussion and simulate thoughtful change. We invite you to share the short videos with your teams, discuss what resonates (you may wish to use the questions at the end), what changes you might want to make and engage with others already doing this work using our Map and Forum.

The ‘Reducing the Impact of Financial Strain (RIFS)’ project will strengthen connections between community members and organizations including primary care teams. The aim is 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 identify and support patients with financial concerns and help them access appropriate community supports.

Check back often for more videos and participate in the forum discussion

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  • What advice do you have for primary care clinics around screening and supporting financial strain

    over 2 years ago
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    Across Canada, more family doctors are looking at how they can support the whole person and social factors that impact our health like income. They are asking their patients if they are struggling to make ends meet. We want to know how you would feel about your family doctor asking you about your financial situation and supporting patients with financial stress.

    We want to know how you feel about your family doctor asking and supporting you around financial stress?

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  • Population Health Needs Framework webinar follow-up

    almost 2 years ago
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    Earlier this year, we gathered evidence from the literature and from Alberta planners, leaders in our health care system, and community and social service partners to explore:

    • How might understanding population health needs improve health services planning across sectors?
    • What opportunities exist in how we plan services for Albertans?
    • How do you see yourself/team being involved?
    Please see the attached document
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