Caroline Fichtenberg

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Dr. Caroline Fichtenberg is the Managing Director of the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) and Research Scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. In the past, she has served as the Director of Research at the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), the Director of Epidemiology and Planning at the Baltimore City Health Department, director of the Center for Public Health Policy at the American Public Health Association (APHA) and as Health Policy Advisor to Senator Harkin on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee.

Outside Their Comfort Zone: Health Sector Players Speaking Up for Housing Policy Change

Even large health systems willing to finance housing can’t solve housing affordability by themselves; it will take policy change. Taking the plunge to lobbying for that change is still a big step, but when they do they get attention.