Housing and Health: New Opportunities for Dialogue and Action

Resource Type: 
Publication
Publication Date: 
July, 2012
Major Issue: 
Communities
Environmental Health Basics
Issue Area: 
Children’s Health
Health
Toxics
Geographic Focus: 
Local

This issue brief fromt he Center for Housing Policy, National Center for Healthy Housing, ChangeLab solutions, and the Trust for America's Healh posits more robust collaboration between housing policy and neighborhood design can make the maximum possible contribution to the health of children, older adults, and other community members. The paper documents ways in which housing affects health adn outlines potential next steps for fostering greater collaboration between the public health and housing policy communites to advance shared goals.

This resource may be most helpful to funders looking to better understand the connections between health and housing, as well as opportunities available to help support greater collaboration between policymakers and public health experts.

Author(s): 
National Center for Healthy Housing, ChangeLab Solutions, and Trust for America's Health