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There are numerous economic consequences of having a disease. They may include the money patients have to spend when getting medical care and managing their illness, and the time they may be out of work and the lost income, even if temporary. Patients may go through a range of emotions when coping with the financial burden of illness.
The Emotional Well-being and Economic Burden Research Network (EMOT-ECON) is an initiative to advance research and generate new knowledge about the impact of economic burden of disease on emotional well-being.
Led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, EMOT-ECON will be a leader in research that will minimize the impact of economic burden of disease and enhance well-being. The Network is funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health.
Who should join EMOT-ECON?
Researchers, patients, caregivers, healthcare providers and others who are interested in supporting research activities and practice changes to improve the emotional well-being of patients and caregivers who experience financial issues due to illness.