Rich or poor: the fine line in health
Many studies indicate that socio-economic status can have a profound influence on health. A person's state of health is the sum of many factors, including income, education, employment, ethnicity and even place of residence.
The conclusion of these studies is that the wealthy are healthier; they are better educated and better informed; they are more able to access and adhere to prevention and treatment measures: pharmaceuticals, good nutrition, medical checkups, exercise and so on.
What do we want to achieve?
The Rashi Foundation aspires to bring about a comprehensive, long-term solution to inequality in healthcare. In order to create a broad foundation for realizing this vision, the Foundation’s programs combine direct intervention with public activity while operating several intervention models and measuring their medical, social, and economic impact. At the same time, we work to build strategic partnerships with governmental and other bodies, mobilize support among policymakers, and raise public awareness.
What do we do?
Rashi's health programs are being implemented in partnership with Pharmadom - the French-Jewish Pharmacies Association that works to promote better health for underprivileged and underserved populations in Israel. Policy decisions are made together, when the emphasis is moving gradually from individual assistance to community-oriented programs.
The activity focuses on several main issues:
- Incorporation of healthcare solutions in existing programs
- Promotion of health in the community
- Providing medical needs in out-of-home frameworks
- Subsidized medications – Pharmatov Project
- Opening urgent medical care centers in the periphery
In addition to the partnership with Pharmadom, Rashi supports advanced medical training for outstanding physicians through the Guastalla Fellowships program.
Read more about the different programs
Partners for a healthy Society – a brochure describing Rashi's activity in the field of health