From the American Academy of Family Physicians’s (AAFP) position paper entitled “Poverty and Health—The Family Medicine Perspective,” one can see the links between finances and healthcare clearly explained. The paper states, “Poverty and low-income status are associated with a variety of adverse health outcomes, including shorter life expectancy, higher rates of infant mortality, and higher death rates for the 14 leading causes of death. These effects are mediated through individual- and community-level mechanisms.”Read More
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