Reducing the Impact of Financial Strain

Why this matters?

Income is one of the most powerful determinants of health, and intervening can have a profound impact. 

Individuals living with financial strain typically have worse health outcomes. 

It can be challenging to address the health impacts of living with financial strain, both for health providers and communities.

What we are doing to help?

Reducing the Impact of Financial Strain (RIFS): A Population and Public Health Partnership with Primary Care to Reduce the Risk of Cancer and Chronic Disease project is a ground-breaking collaboration that will support primary care screening for, and responding to, financial concerns among patients; strengthening linkages to community services; and building capacity to address gaps.

Project partners included AHS Population and Public Health, AHS Primary Health Care, AHS Indigenous Wellness Core and the Alberta Medical Association (ACTT).

This work would not have been possible without the involvement of our PCN partners:

McLeod River PCN

Kalyna PCN

St Albert & Sturgeon PCN


Additional tools available from AHS