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Writing a Prescription for Housing

by Aaron Shroyer
Research estimates that behaviors, social circumstances, and environment—broadly known as social determinants of health—determine approximately 60 percent of our overall health,…

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County Rankings Show Multiple Contributors to Health

How does health vary by county? The 2016 County Health Rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute combine county-level measures from…

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Survey Finds Health Needs in Redeveloping Choice Neighborhoods

Through the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, the federal government has provided grants for the redevelopment of poor quality federally-subsidized housing in distressed neighborhoods….

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Health Benefits of Supportive Housing Can Yield Net Savings

In “How Investing in Housing Can Save on Health Care”, researchers at the National Housing Conference reviewed a wide array of existing research on the cost-effectiveness of housing-based…

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Treating Sleep Disorders? Home & Neighborhood Conditions Matter

Too little or too much sleep is associated with poor nutrition, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Are sleep problems affected by where people live? Research published in the journal Behavioral…

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How Neighborhoods Influence Our Lives & Futures

Just as the home itself matters for its residents, the social environment of neighborhoods impact health outcomes. While physical components of neighborhoods are known to impact health, such as…

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