Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, was featured in a National Housing Institute article on the connection between housing and health.
Making the Connections Between Housing and Health
Worldwide, studies have shown that there is an inextricable connection between decent housing and health. Safe, solid housing eliminates many of the environmental factors that pose health threats to children and parents alike. Last year, Boston pediatrician Dr. Megan Sandel shared a compelling example. After treating a young girl with asthma in the ER, she said that no amount of medication she could offer would make it okay to send the child back to the unhealthy place in which she lived. The prescription she wanted to write was for a healthy home, which she said is like a vaccine that provides both immunity and resilience.
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