Health Equity | Population Health

Building Wealth, Building Health

Virtual Conversation with Amy Castro Baker, PhD, Lucy Marcil, MD, MPH, and Ioana Marinescu, PhD, moderated by George Dalembert, MD, MSHP

12:00pm – 1:00pm ET October 1, 2021 Virtual Event

Young family walking outdoors with baby.

The connection between wealth and health was never more evident than during the pandemic. As the temporary expansion of the child tax credit lifts millions of families out of poverty, policymakers are debating more permanent measures to build wealth in disadvantaged communities, such as “baby bonds” and guaranteed income. The impact on health and health care could be dramatic. This panel will discuss the evidence surrounding wealth and health, how health care providers can address their patients’ financial needs, cash benefits as an alternative to health insurance expansion, and real-world experiences in building wealth as a way to improve health.

Supported by the Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund. 

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Amy Castro Baker

Amy Castro Baker, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Lucy Marcil

Lucy Marcil, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Associate Director, Economic Mobility, Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family, Boston Medical Center

Ioana Marinescu, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research

George Dalembert

George Dalembert, MD, MSHP (moderator)

Assistant Professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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