Housing and Health: New Opportunities for Dialogue and Action

How does housing affect health? Housing quality, affordability, and neighborhood design all play a critical role in supporting – or undercutting – residents’ health, including asthma. But people working in housing policy rarely collaborate with the public health community to advance the goals they both share.  This concept paper, written by National Center for Healthy Housing, explores the many ways in which housing affects health, and outlines next steps for fostering greater collaboration between the health and housing fields.  To read this concept paper and how it relates to asthma, click here.