Podcast: “Good Housing is Good Health” with Dr. Megan Sandel
Episode 1 – Dr. Megan Sandel
This episode dives into the deep connections between housing and health with a nationally recognized expert in the field. Sometimes, the prescription that patients really need for their ailments is a safe, decent, affordable home. Dr. Sandel explains her career journey as a pediatrician and how she became an affordable housing advocate; the various ways in which housing is one of the most important social determinants of health; how the housing sector and healthcare sector can do a better job of aligning efforts; why her organization, Children’s HealthWatch, joined the Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector housing campaign; and her ideas for innovative policy solutions. If you want to get smarter on the connections between housing and health, listen now!