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Temple: New Reports Examine Use Of Law To Build Health Equity In Housing

The Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research is publishing a six-part report series that focuses on how laws and legal practices related to housing can influence the availability of quality, affordable housing in socially and racially diverse neighborhoods — and how policies can be better designed and deployed for maximum national impact.

“This series is an invaluable addition to the conversation about how where we live has an irrevocable impact on our health and well-being,” said Mr. Scott Burris, center director and professor of law and public Health. “The series takes the first step in making the case for ‘health equity in housing’ as a top goal of the movement to create a Culture of Health in America.”

The reports in this series are:

  1. A Vision of Health Equity in Housing (Available Nov. 4, 2019)
  2. Legal Levers for Health Equity in Housing: A Systems Approach (Available Nov. 12, 2019)
  3. Health Equity in Housing: Evidence and Evidence Gaps (Available Nov. 19, 2019);
  4. Creative People and Places Building Health Equity in Housing (Available Dec. 3, 2019)
  5. Governing Health Equity in Housing (Available Dec. 10, 2019)
  6. Health Equity through Housing: A Blueprint for Systematic Legal Action (Available early 2020)

This series, which was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Policies for Action Program, establishes a research agenda for legal epidemiology on housing and presents a roadmap for policymakers, advocates and others working in housing to guide decision-making by outlining existing evidence and identifying gaps in evidence.

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