Each month Independent Sector collects research with broad sector relevance to share with you. April’s research contains important insights on global health trends and the impact of COVID-19 on financial stability.
Prosperity Now: The Unequal Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Households’ Financial Stability
While the scale of the impact of the pandemic will remain unknown for some time, one thing is certain: this public health crisis will directly, or indirectly, affect every individual across the globe. Although everyone is vulnerable to contracting the virus, the risk of developing severe or lethal illness is not equal across the overall population.
The elderly and those with certain preexisting health conditions are especially vulnerable. Similarly, the negative impact of the crisis on the finances of families and individuals will disproportionately hurt those who are already economically vulnerable. Read about who is more likely to get hurt financially.
- More on the study: The Unequal Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Households’ Financial Stability
Trust for America’s Health: The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2020
Health emergencies—from flooding to wildfires, vaping-associated lung injuries to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)—are a stark reminder of the critical importance of public health and emergency preparedness programs. This report, part of Trust for America’s Health’s annual public health funding series, found a continuing pattern of underfunding of these vital programs.
- More on the study: The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2020
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