Tagged: Housing

A New Responsibility for Children’s Hospitals: The Health of Neighborhoods

Children’s hospitals in Ohio are making key investments to address a major cause of poor health — substandard housing.

Read More

Pathways to Healthy Housing in Austin, Texas

Austin is uniting multiple sectors like housing, healthcare, transportation and other services to tackle the social determinants of health.

Read More

From Homelessness to Housing in San Francisco: Portraits and Oral History

A moving new multi-media art project, “Everyone Deserves a Home”, on display in San Francisco’s Public Library asks 40 formally homeless residents in supportive housing, “what does home mean to you?”

Read More

Modifying Hospital Community Benefit Tax Policy: Easing Regulation, Advancing Population Health

Acting under existing legislative authority and without new funding, the new Administration can give hospitals greater flexibility over tax-exempt spending while strengthening their role in building healthy communities.

Read More

Bringing Up the Next Generation: Keys to Lifelong Health Lie at Home

Rachel Thornton from Home Matters discusses why she thinks helping families find gainful employment and providing children with a safe living environment, violence-free public space, access to healthy food and good education is our moral imperative.

Read More

Making Housing Healthier in Philadelphia and Beyond

Substandard housing has consequences on renters’ health and burdens the U.S. health care system, research shows. And the region served by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is no exception.

Read More

The New Housing Call for Pediatricians

One Boston-based pediatrician tells us how by investing in innovative solutions that ensure stable, affordable housing, we can ensure that all children have the opportunity to live happy, healthy lives.

Read More

Sharing Data Across Sectors to Build Healthy Environments

Through the integration of health data and evidence from sectors like housing and education, local residents and leaders have the ability to better detect problems, test interventions, and ultimately transform environments to improve health.

Read More

New Research Can Help Health and Housing Experts Arrive at a Common Messaging Frame

In February, Enterprise Community Partners released new research conducted in conjunction with the Center for Outcomes Research and Education, which provided quantitative evidence of the long-term positive impact that affordable housing has on health outcomes for the most vulnerable and difficult to serve.

Read More

For Healthier People, We Need Healthier Neighborhoods

Amy Gillman of LISC talks about the impact community development can have on health equity.

Read More

Why did a public health guy go to a green charrette?

As a guy working towards equity, my career has been a continuous journey of peeling back layers to identify the root causes of disparate health outcomes. I started at the cellular and biological level in undergrad, moved to the individual behavioral level in grad school, and have now traveled even further upstream to the community …

Read More

Dispatches: Daniel Lau on Why Leadership Matters in a Culture of Health

In this occasional series, we report on what we are discovering to help you stay on top of the cutting-edge policies, tools, and projects in the fields.

Read More

Developing Communities With Health in Mind

This article first appeared on The Pew Charitable Trusts blog January 14, 2015.   The Health Impact Project spends a great deal of time talking about the social determinants of health and about health equity, but what do these terms really mean? Simply put, a person’s health is affected by a complex array of social …

Read More

Investing With Health in Mind

How two new funds are investing in affordable housing and other neighborhood projects that consider residents’ health and well-being.

Read More

New Report Makes the Case for Linking Health and Community Development to Build Stronger, Healthier Communities

A new report explains why and how we should link the important work of the community development and health sectors.

Read More