Discussion: Are Our Neighborhoods Making Us Sick?
Thursday, August 16, 2012
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ETThe
Intersection of Health Philanthropy, Housing and Community Development
Inadequate housing conditions—the presence of lead, radon, water leaks, poor ventilation,
pollution or mold—are linked to poor health. But research also shows that even
the neighborhood in which you live can affect both how healthy you are and how
long you can expect to live.
Join us on August 16
for a roundtable discussion among experts in the fields of health philanthropy,
community development, and housing to learn more about how these sectors are
collaborating to improve the health of communities and the individuals who live
The webinar will provide highlights from key articles in the recent issue of
the National Housing Institute’s magazine Shelterforce,
and will address such questions as:What’s the link between substandard housing,
disinvested neighborhoods and health—and how do the community development
and housing sectors contribute to better health outcomes for low-income
people?How is health philanthropy supporting community health
improvement initiatives?Why and how are new sectors such as community
development and housing beginning to consider the health impact of their
work?What other partners should be at the table to help
improve the health of communities and how can they get involved?
The discussion will include:Nancy Andrews, president
Low Income Investment FundMiriam Axel-Lute, editor,
director, National Housing InstituteDavid Erickson, director
of the Center for Community Development Investment, San Francisco Federal
Reserve BankMarjorie Paloma, senior
policy adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
To learn more, click this link.
To register, please click this link.