Poverty is a health risk, equivalent to hypertension, high cholesterol, and smoking. Therefore, it is best to factor poverty into clinical decision-making like other risk factors. This tool describes a primary care approach to screen, adjust risk, and intervene. A listing of Niagara resources is included.
Published by: Niagara Region, Niagara Falls Community Health Centre, Bridges Community Health Centre, Centre de Santé Communautaire and Quest Community Health Centre
Publication Date: February, 2014
For additional resources related to income and health, see the Poverty Tool: Wallet Guide (available in English, French, Chinese, and Spanish), the Ontario Medical Association: Income and Health Series, Prescribing Income Video, and a blog on Income and Health.