How Your Income Affects Your Health


American Journal of Public Health: “Avertable Deaths Associated With Household Income in Virginia,” “Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension Prevalence: Reconsidering the Role of Chronic Stress.”

American Journal of Public Medicine: “Neighborhood Environments.”

APM Reports: “House poor, pollution rich.”

BMC Public Health: “Associations between perceived stress, socioeconomic status, and health-risk behavior in deprived neighborhoods in Denmark: a cross-sectional study,” “Two communities, one highway and the fight for clean air: the role of political history in shaping community engagement and environmental health research translation.”

Brookings Institution: “Closing the racial wealth gap requires heavy, progressive taxation of wealth.”

Cancer Medicine: “Overall survival, adverse events, and economic burden in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia receiving systemic therapy: Real-world evidence from the Medicare population.”

Earth’s Future: “Widespread Race and Class Disparities in Surface Urban Heat Extremes Across the United States.”

Health & Place: “The active city? Disparities in provision of urban public recreation resources.” “Access to Health Services.”

Internal Revenue Service: “Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).”

JAMA Oncology: “Out-of-Pocket Spending and Financial Burden Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Cancer.”

Journal of Thoracic Disease: “Air pollution and chronic airway diseases: What should people know and do?”

Kaiser Family Foundation: “ACA Coverage Expansions and Low-Income Workers,” “How does health spending in the U.S. compare to other countries?” “United States #6 in the 2021 World Index of Healthcare Innovation.”

Future Science OA: “The effects of chronic stress on health: new insights into the molecular mechanisms of brain-body communication.”

The Journal of the American Medical Association: “Income, Poverty, and Health Inequality,” “The Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, 2001-2014.”

Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report: “Annual Out-of-Pocket Expenditures and Financial Hardship Among Cancer Survivors Aged 18-64 Years – United States, 2011-2016,” “Vital Signs: Racial Disparities in Age-Specific Mortality Among Blacks or African Americans – United States, 1999-2015.”

National Institutes of Health: “Healthy habits can lengthen life.”

Pamela D., patient, Texas.

Paula Braveman, MD, director, Center for Health Equity, University of California, San Francisco.

Pew: “HUD Spends Millions on Lead Abatement. Why Are Public Housing Authorities Still Struggling?”

Steven Woolf, MD, director emeritus, Center on Society and Health, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Sumir Sahgal, MD, founder, chief medical officer, Essen Health Care.

The Commonwealth Fund: “Why Even Healthy Low-Income People Have Greater Health Risks Than Higher-Income People.”

The Lancet: “Population health in an era of rising income inequality: USA, 1980-2015.”

The American Institute of Stress: “Stress, Aging, and Telomeres.”

Yale School of the Environment: “Flood Risk for Low-Income Housing in U.S. Could Triple by 2050.”

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