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Intersection of Health and Housing Webinar

On October 4th, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch and Crescendo Consulting co-presented a webinar on the “Intersection of Health and Housing.”. Healthcare providers, researchers, policy advocates and community organizers are finding themselves at the intersections of housing and health. As new research and innovative approaches that seek to better understand and address the convergent housing and health needs of […]

Comments on the Measurement Framework for Community Health and Well-Being, V2

On July 29, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch submitted comments on the Measurement Framework for Community Health and Well-Being, V2.

Health and Housing 101: Understanding the Intersections

On May 11th, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel was featured in Health and Housing 101: Understanding the Intersections, a webinar also featuring Eva Marie Stahl, Ph.D. from the Community Catalyst’s Alliance for Children’s Health (CCACH) team, and Janet Vivieros, MPH from  the National Housing Conference. The slides from the presentation are here

Housing as a Health Care Investment for Children

On April 25th, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel discussed findings from recent research conducted by Children’s HealthWatch which shows that access to affordable housing is associated with lower risk of hospitalization among infants from vulnerable, low-income families. Click here to watch the webinar.

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Housing as a Health Care Investment: Affordable Housing Supports Children’s Health

Affordable and stable housing plays a critical role in supporting the health and well-being of children. Research from Children’s HealthWatch shows public investment in housing—including housing for homeless families and rental assistance for food-insecure families—improves the health outcomes of vulnerable infants and young children and lowers health care spending. The findings show that homelessness and […]

Housing, Child Health and Healthy Communities

Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, Children’s HealthWatch Research and Policy Director, presented on housing and health at Habitat Charlotte’s Building Futures: A Symposium on Affordable Housing.

Connecting the Dots: How Safe, Affordable Housing Can Improve Individual and Family Health

Richard Sheward, Children’s HealthWatch Senior Policy Analyst – State Policy delivered a presentation on health and housing at the Bronx Health and Housing Consortium’s 5th Annual Convening.

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When 2 + 2 = 5: How co-enrollment in public assistance programs leads to stable housing for America’s young children

By virtue of America’s disjointed patchwork of social safety net programs, many families who are eligible for one public assistance program are often eligible for others as well. While we know combining enrollment in multiple programs helps protect low-income families from adverse health outcomes, many families who are eligible for multiple programs are currently not enrolled in […]

Researchers Discuss Links between Affordable Housing and Family Well-being

Presented at the NLIHC 2015 Housing Legislative Forum on housing stability and child health.

NHC 2015 Annual Policy Symposium: How Housing Can Help Individuals and Families Succeed

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, presented at the National Housing Conference Annual Policy Symposium, “How Housing Can Help Individuals and Families Succeed”, on Friday, June 12, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sandel gave a presentation that discussed results of recent research on health impacts of homelessness on children and expectant mothers.