May 15, 2019
Pyle Center, Alumni Lounge
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Although financial capability support services are available in many communities, financial education, coaching, and related programs are not well integrated into health systems. At the same time, a growing body of research shows that financial strain undermines people’s ability to follow-through on medical treatments, ultimately harming their health. This project bridges the domains of household finance and health through a needs assessment documenting healthcare providers’ perspectives on screening patients for financial difficulties and integrating financial capability supports into health services.
Challenges to service integration loom especially large in rural areas. This project will draw on healthcare professionals’ perspectives to develop recommendations for tools, resources, partnership strategies, and programs that support financial capability service integration into health systems to benefit patients and consumers.