The link between health and wealth has become such a strong connection that the United States Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, has launched the Community Health and Economic Prosperity (CHEP) Initiative. By using a multi-pronged approach this initiative focuses on engaging businesses to be community influencers for health, implementing solutions to help improve and sustain the health of communities (such as comprehensive smoke-free policies and affordable housing), strengthening communities to be places of opportunity for health and prosperity for all. CHEP, along with organizations like NorCal 4 Health, are all striving to improve health and increase opportunity. The clear path forward shows us that where there is health, there is wealth.
For more information on the CHEP Initiative https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/priorities/community-health-economic-security/index.html
Listen to a podcast of a conversation between Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, and Dr. Raphael Bostic, the President and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, discussing the connection between health and wealth.