Do you feel that your community initiatives are not producing the lasting and transformative changes that you would like to see?  


In America, the single most important factor in our overall health is our zip code. 

There is a growing awareness within the health sector that social factors associated with poverty such as income, education and location are strong determinants of health.   The Cost of Poverty Experience offers an opportunity to gain a glimpse into the lives of families in our communities who face poverty everyday.  

COPE is a 2.5 hour learning experience designed to simulate the impact of health disparities on families, neighborhoods, organizations as well as the healthcare system. The experience incorporates social determinants of health such as hunger, housing instability, inadequate transportation and social isolation. 

COPE is a tool that will help your team:

  • Deepen their understanding of the realities of Poverty in America.

  • Improve their inner professional approaches and connections within your delivery system.

  • Develop practices and approaches that will help bridge the health equity gap.

  • Build partnerships with the broader community to improve health outcomes for low-income families.

Many more of the undergrads and MBAs today are looking into working for NGOs, or at least for corporations which have serious Corporate Social Responsibility programs. This search for meaning and purpose is on the agendas of most Millennials in the Western World and increasingly in the developing economies.
— Karl Moore Millennials, "Work For Purpose, Not Paycheck"

An Experience For Everyone.


The Cost of Poverty Experience has been adapted to reflect the experience of poverty in various contexts. Please click on one of the sectors below that best describes the organization that you are affiliated with to find out how COPE can help you have greater impact.