On November 5th, Dr. Megan Sandel, Children’s HealthWatch Co-Principal Investigator, will be taking part in a panel discussion at the Home Matters for Health symposium in San Francisco.

Home Matters for Health


Join us for a half-day symposium that focuses on the three essential connections between home and health; the impact of stable affordable homes on health; the value of supportive housing, with health services provided at home; and, the cost effectiveness of health care that prevents homelessness.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Maurice Jones will deliver the keynote address; Mayor Edwin Lee will offer welcoming remarks.

Members of the subsequent panel discussion will include:

  • Joshua Bamberger, Medical Director for Housing and Urban Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health;
  • Deborah De Santis, President of CSH (formerly Corporation for Supportive Housing);
  • Megan Sandel, Co-Principal Investigator of Children’s HealthWatch and an expert on housing and children’s health.

Megan Sandel plans to talk about housing as a vital sign for children’s health – a key measure that should be included in considering the health of any child or family. The vital sign should reflect whether the housing is safe (free from domestic violence and neighborhood violence), decent (free from mold and pests), and affordable (allowing for heat and food security).

Click here to view the event page and RSVP.