Why Wealth Matters to Your Health: A Webinar

How did the racial wealth gap begin? And why has it been so hard to fix? Shelterforce's Miriam Axel-Lute and others discuss these topics in a webinar hosted by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R), a program of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, hosted a webinar on May 10 titled “Why Wealth Matters to Your Health.” It was the first of a two-part series called Unjust and Unfair: Health Consequences of the Racial Wealth Divide.

The panel, moderated by Ericka Burroughs-Girardi, senior outreach specialist at CHR&R, discussed how the racial wealth gap began, why it persists, and why traditional pathways to wealth have not closed it. Panelists included Michael Stevenson, CHR&R’s evidence and policy analysis team leader, and Shelterforce’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief Miriam Axel-Lute.

The webinar was accompanied by a Resource Guide, with information on tools and resources.

The second webinar in the series, Closing the Racial Wealth Gap with Innovative Solutions, will take place June 14.

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