National Consortium for Health Systems Development

A project of Health & Disability Advocates




Welcome to our newest Hot Topics page!  Asset development is an integral part of financial independence, so it's a natural fit for Medicaid Infrastructure Grant projects.  This page contains information about asset building and financial literacy policies, programs and resources. 


Our online Library includes documents on asset development.

Here are some of the valuable resources you’ll find there:

February 2011 eNews

July 2009 eNews

Creating a Roadmap Out of Poverty for Americans with Disabilities

Web Resources 

  • National Disability Institute  The National Disability Institute is a national research and development organization with the mission to promote income preservation and asset development for persons with disabilities and to build healthy financial futures for Americans with disabilities. 
  • Real Economic Impact Tour  The Real Economic Impact Tour (REI Tour) is a national, public/private initiative assisting low income persons with disabilities with asset building strategies, free tax preparation and filing assistance. In the 2008 filing season REI Tour partners prepared over 90,000 tax returns in 62 cities. Over $81 million in refunds were received by persons with disabilities.

Find more asset development and related resources here and in our Links collection.


Connect with others who are working on asset development and financial literacy issues through our online Discussion Board. You can post a question or comment to start the conversation.

Visit the Discussion Board.