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.