Housing as a Foundation for Good Health
The 2019 County Health Rankings take a closer look at how a secure, affordable home is a critical foundation for good health. In this webinar we explored the connection between housing and health and how where we live affects how well and how long we live. Sarah Norman, Director of Healthy Homes & Communities with NeighborWorks America, highlighted the ways in which partnerships among health, housing and community development stakeholders can strengthen affordable housing opportunities. Then, two community representatives, Roseann Bongiovanni from Green Roots Chelsea and Rafael Mares from The Neighboorhood Developers, shared how Chelsea, MA, a 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winner, is implementing a comprehensive housing strategy to address homelessness and housing in their community.