HBI Financial Health Campaign

Building Stronger Communities, One Budget at a Time

HBI launches its Financial health Campaign at the intersection of financial well-being and mental health emerges as a potent risk factor with multifaceted implications. Research shows that: chronic financial hardship correlates heavily with negative mental health outcomes, creating a cyclical feedback loop that can be immensely challenging to break. This dynamic presents a significant concern for both legal and health professionals, as its impacts transcend mere financial hardship and bleed into potential breaches of contract, missed rent payments, and even increased litigation surrounding debt collection practices.

However, amidst this complex challenge lies a promising solution: proactive financial coaching interventions paired with holistic wrap-around support services. By empowering individuals with financial literacy skills and offering tangible resources like job training and food assistance, we can disrupt the cycle at its core. This empowers individuals to break free from the legal burdens associated with financial distress, fostering long-term financial stability and securing access to crucial social determinants of health.

The benefits extend far beyond individual well-being. Improved financial health translates to enhanced community stability, reduced reliance on legal and social services, and potentially lower litigation costs. This makes financial coaching programs a strategic investment not only in the health and well-being of individuals and families but also in the overall resilience and prosperity of communities.<br>
Integrating financial coaching into social service offerings is not just a moral imperative but also a sound business decision. By addressing the root causes of financial hardship and its downstream legal and health consequences, we can build a more stable and vibrant future for individuals, families, and communities alike.

Money worries got you down? They might be hurting your health too. Studies show that when you’re struggling to make ends meet, it can mess with your mood and make it harder to stay healthy. Feeling stressed about bills? You’re not alone. It’s a tough cycle: money worries weigh heavy on your mind, making it harder to focus or find a job, which just adds to the pressure. And guess what? That can make those bills even harder to manage.

But here’s the good news: There’s help! Many organizations offer free financial coaching, like friendly experts who can help you build a budget, save money, and get back on track. And it goes beyond just money! These programs often offer wrap-around services like job training, food assistance, and even healthcare navigation. This complete support system is a powerful tool to break the cycle of money stress and improve your overall well-being.

HBI Programs and Services
Integration

(2022-2023) Neighborhood Partnership Program 

Outreach and marketing in language services in support of Vaccine all 58 

 

(2022-2023) Test to Treat

Outreach and marketing about COVID-19  with California’s Test to Treat Equity. We set up booths in familiar places, busting myths and offering free, easy tests. Provide marketing material and reference for people to get vital antiviral medications. Connect community members resources, transportation, and support. Provided in language support with languages familiar and comforting, dispelling myths and anxieties about COVID-19 with accurate information and warm smiles.

 

(2021 to 2023)

Building financial security in communities served by Kaiser Permanente

Participated with local community based organizations to assist participants to be free from financial stress, thriving communities, and a nation empowered with money smarts. That’s the dream of the Change Machine + Kaiser Permanente Financial Health Initiative, and I’m proud to be a part of it. Join the movement – be a coach, connect with colleagues nationwide, and together, let’s build a brighter future, one step, one family, one community at a time.

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