Research tells us that by addressing social conditions, we can improve people's health and well-being and reduce health inequities.  Effective interventions include those that target individual-level determinants, connections with community resources, community-focused partnerships, and structures within health teams that affect equity. Bloch & Rozmovits (2021)

This story explores the myths and misconceptions around financial strain and poverty through Joanne’s experience of working in a community-based organization and the healthcare system. It explores the lessons learned from a “poverty simulation” with her community and Primary Care Network and explains why, “the best healthcare in the world would not help us if we were living with financial strain.”

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