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Momentum Grows for Housing as Health Care

by Maya Brennan
A steady drumbeat of research has documented that stable, decent, and affordable housing in a safe neighborhood provides a platform for good health and for managing chronic health…

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Housing Instability Presents Barriers to HIV Treatment

Housing instability and homelessness among those living with HIV creates “a significant barrier to consistent and appropriate HIV medical care, access and adherence to antiretroviral medications,…

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What Public Health Professionals Should Know about Housing

Focused on a public health audience, an issue brief from the Pew Charitable Trusts outlines opportunities for public health professionals to use health impact assessments (HIAs) to engage with the…

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How to Stock the Pharmacy with Housing

Guest Post by Megan Sandel, MD MPH and Andrew Hyatt
Sometimes as a doctor who cares about housing, I feel lonely. As physicians, we are trained to diagnose and treat the sources of disease, not just…

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Heart Disease Higher for Bronx Latinos with Housing Assistance

Poor-quality housing is firmly associated with poorer health outcomes, but can affordable housing affect cardiovascular health? In research published in the Journal of Urban Health, Emily Rosenbaum…

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Case Study: Arverne by the Sea’s Resilient, Healthy Housing

Designed for disaster resilience, health, and affordability to New York City’s workforce, Arverne by the Sea is a 120-acre planned community on a previously vacant redevelopment site adjacent…

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Moving to a Low-Poverty Area Supports Health and Happiness

Helping families move to higher opportunity areas can support residents’ health and happiness, but moving is not a panacea for the complicated problems low-income families face, according to…

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Creating Resilient Housing and Communities

On the most basic level, housing is supposed to keep residents safe, warm, and dry. Increasingly volatile weather threatens those basic components of quality housing, making resilience to extreme…

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