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5th Annual Housing Is Summit on May 16-17

On May 16-17, over 300 practitioners, policymakers, executives, and researchers gathered in Washington, D.C., for CLPHA’s fifth annual Housing Is Summit, an event highlighting collaboration among the housing, education, and health sectors.

View Summit session summaries and video recordings
 

Elements of a Successful Partnership

With generous support from the MacArthur Foundation, CLPHA developed an in-depth report on regional housing-education collaborations taking place at housing authorities across the Pacific-Northwest.

Read the Multimedia Report
 

National Snapshot of PHA-Health Partnerships

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) provides new data about public housing authorities’ partnerships with the health sector and offers recommendations to encourage collaboration between these affordable housing providers and their health system partners.

Read the Report
 

Housing Is Summit 2019: Keynote Recap

Day Two of this year's Housing Is Summit began with an electrifying keynote by Dr. Camara Jones, a renowned epidemiologist and public health leader, who talked about the role of "social determinants of inequity" as they relate to health disparities and disparities in other key outcomes. 

View summary and video recording of Dr. Jones' keynote.
 
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Research
Community:
Aug 5, 2019
CLPHA developed a general data sharing template that public housing authorities (PHAs) and their health partners can customize to suit their data sharing and collaboration needs. Please feel free to comment to share any uses/modifications your organization made to implement into a partnership.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, CLPHA, Community development, Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Dental, Depression, Dual-eligibles, Funding, Health, Healthy homes, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Metrics, MTW, Nutrition, Obesity, Partnerships, Place-based, Preventative care, Racial inequalities, Research, SAMHSA, Smoke-free, Stability, Substance abuse, Supportive housing, Sustainability, TA
Shared by Steve Lucas on Aug 5, 2019

CLPHA Data Sharing Template for PHAs and Health Organizations

 

Disclaimer: This template is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or question. Use of this template, including its exhibits and attachments, does not create a relationship or any responsibilities between CLPHA and the user.

Research
Aug 5, 2019
CLPHA developed a general data sharing template that public housing authorities (PHAs) and their health partners can customize to suit their data sharing and collaboration needs. Please feel free to comment to share any uses/modifications your organization made to implement into a partnership.
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Research
Community:
Apr 23, 2019
Sweeping changes designed to make the food more nutritious in a federal assistance program for low-income families reduced the risk for obesity for 4-year-olds who had been on the program since birth, according to new research.

Authored by: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Topics: Early childhood, Food insecurity, Low-income, Nutrition, Obesity, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Apr 29, 2019

UCLA-Tulane study finds improved WIC food packages reduced children's risk for obesity

Research
Apr 23, 2019
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Sweeping changes designed to make the food more nutritious in a federal assistance program for low-income families reduced the risk for obesity for 4-year-olds who had been on the program since birth, according to new research.
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Podcast
Community:
This podcast episode features the work of the Hunterdon County Partnership for Health, a multi-sector coalition that includes over 60 community agencies that share a common interest in improving health in Hunterdon County, NJ. Kim Blanda is a Project Director at Hunterdon Healthcare, Dr. Rose Puelle is a Senior Director of Population Health at Hunterdon Healthcare, and Karen DeMarco is the Director of the Hunterdon County Department of Health. Together, they are working on a project funded by New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) focused on healthier weight as a mechanism for improving community health. The Partnership is addressing obesity-related social determinants of health related to access and transportation, mental health and healthy behaviors.

Authored by: All In: Data for Community Health
Topics: Data sharing, Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Partnerships
Shared by Housing Is on Apr 8, 2019

Bringing Multi-Sector Partners Together to Tackle Obesity in Hunterdon County, NJ

Podcast
All In: Data for Community Health
This podcast episode features the work of the Hunterdon County Partnership for Health, a multi-sector coalition that includes over 60 community agencies that share a common interest in improving health in Hunterdon County, NJ. Kim Blanda is a Project Director at Hunterdon Healthcare, Dr.
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Publication
Community:
All too often technology is blamed for the obesity crisis which is currently affecting 1.9 billion adults and 31.5 million children across the globe. However, for individuals with mobility issues caused by their weight, technology is far from a hindrance. The following innovative pieces of technology are making life easier for people with restricted mobility both in and out of their homes: wearable technology, smart home technology, assistive everyday technology, IoT devices, smart cities, self-driving vehicles.With so much amazing technology on offer, people are no longer restricted to just one room in their home. This is a great thing as independence in and out of the home promotes emotional well-being and also increases the dignity and quality of life that people with restricted mobility have. You can find out more about how technology can aid mobility in this useful guide.

Authored by: Jane Sandwood and Movement Advisor
Topics: Broadband, Disabilities, Obesity
Shared by Housing Is on Mar 27, 2019
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News Article
Community:
Feb 25, 2019
Increasing numbers of young Americans are unfit for military service. So why is the Trump administration rolling back nutrition standards?

Authored by: Dan Glickman for Roll Call
Topics: Child welfare, Food insecurity, Legislation & Policy, Nutrition, Obesity
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Mar 12, 2019
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Publication
Community:
Jan 30, 2019
To understand more about housing from an epidemiologist’s perspective, we spoke with Earle Chambers, an associate professor in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Chambers has documented the connections between housing and neighborhood conditions and health disparities among low-income Latinos in the Bronx.

Authored by: Lisette Vegas and Maya Brennan for How Housing Matters
Topics: Asthma, Community development, Depression, East Coast, Health, Obesity, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jan 31, 2019

Housing as a Social Determinant of Health: A Q&A with Epidemiologist Earl Chambers

Publication
Jan 30, 2019
Lisette Vegas and Maya Brennan for How Housing Matters
To understand more about housing from an epidemiologist’s perspective, we spoke with Earle Chambers, an associate professor in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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Publication
Community:
Sep 1, 2018
The firearm, obesity, and opioid epidemics are among the most important public health crises of our time. Each epidemic has a complex etiology that challenges efforts at mitigation. From this, a central question arises for researchers, clinicians, and policymakers: How can we identify what matters most within a broad range of causal factors in these epidemics, and can we draw cross-epidemic inferences that will help inform our thinking?

Authored by: Sandro Galea for Milbank Memorial Fund
Topics: Food insecurity, Health, Low-income, Nutrition, Obesity, Partnerships, Safety, Substance abuse
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Jan 24, 2019
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Research
Community:
Nov 28, 2018
Public housing residents are more likely than urban residents not living in public housing to have high rates of obesity and smoking and low rates of physical activity. This study assesses whether adding environmental interventions at public housing developments affects residents’ health-related habits and body mass index.

Authored by: BMC Public Health
Topics: Exercise, Health, Housing, Low-income, Obesity, Research
Shared by Mica O'Brien on Nov 29, 2018
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Research
Community:
Aug 1, 2018
Housing may influence health through various mechanisms and is recognized as a social determinant of health. This study investigated the influence of rental assistance on modifiable health risk factors and behaviors using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Participants receiving rental assistance were compared with participants not receiving rental assistance on body mass index (BMI), obesity, smoking, alcohol use, and physical activity

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Topics: Exercise, Health, Housing, Low-income, Metrics, Nutrition, Obesity, Partnerships, Racial inequalities, Research, Smoke-free, Substance abuse
Shared by Housing Is on Aug 1, 2018

Impact of Rental Assistance on Modifiable Health Risk Factors and Behaviors in Adults

Research
Aug 1, 2018
Housing may influence health through various mechanisms and is recognized as a social determinant of health. This study investigated the influence of rental assistance on modifiable health risk factors and behaviors using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.
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News Article
Community:
Jul 27, 2018
Health promotion interventions in public housing communities have the potential to reduce obesity among residents, a new study shows. Changes in their environment, such as fresh food trucks, walking groups, screenings, and cooking demos, helped Boston residents eat better and get more exercise.

Authored by: University of Washington School of Medicine
Topics: East Coast, Exercise, Food insecurity, Health, Housing, Low-income, Nutrition, Obesity, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 27, 2018

Study Tests Healthy Living Strategies in Public Housing

News Article
Jul 27, 2018
University of Washington School of Medicine
Health promotion interventions in public housing communities have the potential to reduce obesity among residents, a new study shows. Changes in their environment, such as fresh food trucks, walking groups, screenings, and cooking demos, helped Boston residents eat better and get more exercise.
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Research
Community:
Jul 12, 2018
We sought to examine the association between structural, functional, and normative social factors and physical activity among urban, low-income, racially/ethnically diverse adults.

Authored by:
Topics: Exercise, Health, Housing, Low-income, Obesity, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 12, 2018
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Case study
Community:
Jul 12, 2018
In Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Housing Authority, Boston Public Health Commission, the city’s Inspectional Services Department, the Boston Foundation, and local universities and medical institutions have come together over the last decade-plus to address the intersection of health and housing. Motivated by a desire to improve the lives of Boston’s most vulnerable residents, these organizations began collaborating to address asthma and, more recently, to prioritize housing and health needs for pregnant women. By bridging anchor institutions, foundations, and city agencies around health and housing initiatives citywide, Boston has made strides toward providing healthier housing options and integrated health management and referral systems. This case study highlights how a variety of key stakeholders within one city can collaborate to address the health and housing needs of its vulnerable residents.

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Topics: Asthma, Child welfare, Dual-generation, Early childhood, East Coast, Exercise, Family engagement, Funding, Health, Home visiting, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Nutrition, Obesity, Partnerships, Pre-natal, Preventative care, Research, Smoke-free
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 12, 2018

A City Takes Action: Emerging Strategies for Integrating Health and Housing

Case study
Jul 12, 2018
In Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Housing Authority, Boston Public Health Commission, the city’s Inspectional Services Department, the Boston Foundation, and local universities and medical institutions have come together over the last decade-plus to address the intersection of health and housing.
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Research
Community:
Jul 11, 2018
Studies show that those residing in households subsidized with federal housing vouchers exhibit fewer mental health problems than residents of public housing. The role of housing conditions and neighborhood quality in this relationship is unclear. This study investigated the relationship between rental assistance, housing and neighborhood conditions, and the risk of depressive symptomology and hostile affect among low-income Latino adults living in the Bronx, NY

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Topics: Depression, East Coast, Health, Housing, Low-income, Mental health, Obesity, Racial inequalities, Research, Stability
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 11, 2018

Depressive Symptomology and Hostile Affect among Latinos Using Housing Rental Assistance: the AHOME Study

Research
Jul 11, 2018
Studies show that those residing in households subsidized with federal housing vouchers exhibit fewer mental health problems than residents of public housing. The role of housing conditions and neighborhood quality in this relationship is unclear.
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Research
Community:
Jul 11, 2018
A Research Review and Comment on Future Directions for Integrating Housing and Health Services

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, Cost effectiveness, Data sharing, Exercise, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Metrics, Nutrition, Obesity, Partnerships, Preventative care, Research, Supportive housing
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 11, 2018
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News Article
Community:
May 25, 2018
Community organizations are improving health equity by tackling the cycle of poverty in urban neighborhoods.

Authored by: Jacqui Cook
Topics: Asthma, Child welfare, Community development, Early childhood, Exercise, Family engagement, Health, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Midwest, Nutrition, Obesity, Out-of-school time, Partnerships, Preventative care, Racial inequalities, Research, Safety, Youth
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 11, 2018
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Policy Brief
Community:
Jul 10, 2018
Children’s HealthWatch's brief "asks two straightforward questions: If health starts at home, what are the healthcare and educational costs of unstable housing? Which policy solutions could create stable homes for healthier families?"

Authored by: Children's Health Watch
Topics: Asthma, Child welfare, Dental, Early childhood, Education, Foster care, Grade-level proficiency, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Lead, Literacy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Obesity, Partnerships, Pre-natal, Preventative care, Racial inequalities, School-readiness, Stability, Vision, Youth
Shared by Steve Lucas on Jul 10, 2018
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Research
Community:
Jan 18, 2018
A new study suggests that America’s great nutritional divide goes deeper than the problem of food access within cities.

Authored by: Richard Florida for City Lab
Topics: Child welfare, Food insecurity, Health, Low-income, Nutrition, Obesity, Racial inequalities, Research
Shared by Housing Is on Jul 5, 2018
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Webinar
Community:
Feb 21, 2018
Presentation from CLPHA's February 2018 Health Strategic Planning Workshop, co-facilitated with Health Impact Project and Grantmakers in Health

Authored by: CLPHA, Health Impact Project (Pew/RWJF), and Grantmakers in Health
Topics: Affordable Care Act, CLPHA, Community development, Data sharing, Health, Healthy homes, Homelessness, Housing, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Obesity, Partnerships, Place-based, Research, Supportive housing, TA
Shared by Steve Lucas on Feb 27, 2018

CLPHA Health Strategic Planning Workshop Presentation

The 2018 CLPHA Health Strategic Planning Workshop, co-facilitated with Health Impact Project (a collaboration of Pew Charitable Trusts and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) and Grantmakers in Health, convened over 35 communities across the country. Participating teams included internal PHA staff at member agencies who work on health-related initiatives as well as external partners that provide services, education, and other health resources for residents.

Webinar
Feb 21, 2018
CLPHA, Health Impact Project (Pew/RWJF), and Grantmakers in Health
Presentation from CLPHA's February 2018 Health Strategic Planning Workshop, co-facilitated with Health Impact Project and Grantmakers in Health
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Research
Community:
Jun 22, 2017
Unprecedented descriptive analysis linking HUD administrative data and results from the National Health Interview Survey (pre-Affordable Care Act)

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, Cost effectiveness, Dental, Depression, Exercise, Health, Healthy homes, Housing, Medicaid / Medicare, Mental health, Nutrition, Obesity, Research, Seniors, Smoke-free, Substance abuse
Shared by Steve Lucas on Jun 22, 2017