In July we discussed the connection between health and housing, the theme of the 2019 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report. This webinar explored the influence housing laws and policies can have on health in urban and rural communities. Experts from The Network for Public Health Law provided an introduction to public health law and policy, and explained how laws and policies related to gentrification, eviction, and homelessness can improve or further embed health inequities. Policies have both intended and unintended consequences on health which makes this issue especially complex!
We also shared insights into where you can start with smaller policy-oriented solutions, as well as community-wide solutions that embrace comprehensive, tailored approaches that focus on collaborative efforts and broad partnerships.