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

  • We need lots and lots of your big sky ideas. Even if they seem a bit crazy, all of them combined can inspire some of the best ideas.


    What ideas do you have or have your seen to help your community have stronger financial wellness and better support those dealing with financial stress? Think about:

    • What would be most helpful over the long term?
    • What is working well either in your community or elsewhere that you think could be better used or supported? Pull ideas from the Toolkit that you thinkContinue reading

    We need lots and lots of your big sky ideas. Even if they seem a bit crazy, all of them combined can inspire some of the best ideas.


    What ideas do you have or have your seen to help your community have stronger financial wellness and better support those dealing with financial stress? Think about:

    • What would be most helpful over the long term?
    • What is working well either in your community or elsewhere that you think could be better used or supported? Pull ideas from the Toolkit that you think could work in your community.
    • What are ideas at different and perhaps unusual places in your community including clinics and business?
    • What will support income and financial strain and its effect on health?

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