The Center for Urban Research and Education’s (CURE) Seminar Series will continue its fall season on Friday, November 16, with a presentation by Dr. Corianne Payton Scully, a senior research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute.  Dr. Scully will present, “Emerging Strategies for Integrating Health and Housing.” 

The event will take place on Friday, November 16 at 12:15 p.m. in Armitage Hall’s Faculty Lounge.  Lunch will be served.  All are welcome to this free event. 

Questions may be directed to Dr. Natasha Fletcher, Associate Director of CURE.

The abstract of the talk is as follows:

“For decades, housing professionals, public health officials, and city leaders have recognized the link between people’s homes and their health and well being. The housing sector has historically led the charge to create healthy homes and living environments, focusing on improving affordability and housing quality. Only recently, with increased attention on the social determinants of health, have health care leaders embraced interventions that address non-health factors such as housing. For this research, funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Policies for Action research grant, we identified and studied emerging interventions that integrate housing and health services for low-income populations, where the health sector has been a significant leader. After a series of expert interviews, we selected six cases to explore, ranging from those targeting health and housing interventions within a single building, to a single neighborhood, to an entire city, and finally to a national strategy to engage local partners in an array of interventions. We found five common themes that are relevant to other groups considering these types of partnerships: 

1) allies are everywhere,
2) both public and private funding sources are essential,
3) community residents are an asset to the work,
4) data integration is difficult, but essential, and
5) measurement matters, but is lagging.

We provide some suggestions for overcoming challenges in establishing new health and housing partnerships.”