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

  • Share your big, bright ideas. Even if they seem a bit crazy, all of them combined can inspire some of the best ideas. Write what you think will help your community's financial wellness and support those dealing with financial stress especially during these challenging times with COVID-19? Pull ideas from the Toolkit (click here) that you think could work in your community.

    Think about:

    • What is working well either in your community or elsewhere?
    • What would be most helpful over the long term?
    • What will support income and financial strain?

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    Share your big, bright ideas. Even if they seem a bit crazy, all of them combined can inspire some of the best ideas. Write what you think will help your community's financial wellness and support those dealing with financial stress especially during these challenging times with COVID-19? Pull ideas from the Toolkit (click here) that you think could work in your community.

    Think about:

    • What is working well either in your community or elsewhere?
    • What would be most helpful over the long term?
    • What will support income and financial strain?

    Share your ideas, comment on other ideas and come back later to vote on your favorite idea. Include what community you are from. For example #Whitecourt or #Viking

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