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Drexel: Urban Health Report Calls For Integration of Health Evaluations into Housing and other Policies

The Urban Health in Latin America (Salud Urbana en América Latina or “SALURBAL”) project launched a policy brief, “Planning Health Evaluations of Housing and Neighborhood Interventions: Lessons from Latin Americain May. The brief is the latest in SALURBAL’s policy brief series that compiles evidence on urban interventions implemented in Latin America with the potential to improve health, health equity and environmental sustainability in cities. The newly released brief encourages policymakers to support the integration of health evaluations into urban housing and neighborhood policy processes, and provides recommendations on how to do so. The brief shares three case studies of ongoing SALURBAL evaluations from Brazil, Chile and Colombia.

 SALURBAL is funded by Wellcome Trust’s Our Plant, Our Health planetary health research initiative. The project is implemented by members of the Urban Health Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC-Urban Health), and is led by the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative. SALURBAL researchers are creating an evidence base on the relationships between urban social and physical environments and health, health equity, and environmental sustainability. The policy briefs are part of a larger project aim to translate research findings into clear and actionable knowledge for policymakers, the public, and the scientific community.

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