Webinar: Are Our Neighborhoods Making Us Sick?

Inadequate housing conditions—the presence of lead, radon, water leaks, poor ventilation, pollution or mold—are linked to poor health. But research also shows that even the neighborhood in which you live can affect both how healthy you are and how long you can expect to live.

This Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 1 p.m., Eastern, join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Shelterforce for Are Our Neighborhoods Making Us Sick?, a roundtable discussion on the link between substandard housing, disinvested neighborhoods, and health. The webinar will highlight many of the themes brought out in the latest issue of Shelterforce.on August 16, 1 p.m. ET, for a FREE webinar roundtable discussion among experts in the fields of health philanthropy, community development and housing to learn more about how these sectors are collaborating to improve the health of communities and the individuals who live in them. Webinar speakers include:

    • Marjorie Paloma, senior policy advisor of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;
    • Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce editor;
    • Nancy Andrews, president and CEO of the Low Income Investment Fund; and
    • David Erickson, director of the Center for Community Development Investment at the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank.



The webinar will expand on key issues explored in the latest issue of Shelterforce, and will examine: links between substandard housing, disinvested neighborhoods and health; how the community development and housing sectors contribute to better health outcomes for low-income people, how health philanthropy supports community health improvement initiatives; why and how are the community development and housing sectors are starting to consider the health effect of their work; and attracting other potential partners to improve the health of communities.

Register for the free webinar here.

Read the latest issue of Shelterforce here.

Shelterforce is the only independent, non-academic publication covering the worlds of community development, affordable housing, and neighborhood stabilization.


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