Policy decisions about the location, quality, and affordability of housing — all areas that involve planners and planning — have the ability to affect residents’ health and safety.
The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, and an APA partner, has produced two new policy briefs on this topic. “Health Impact Assessment and Housing: Opportunities for the Housing Sector” and “Health Impact Assessment and Housing: Opportunities for the Public Health Sector” are both available here: www.pewtrusts.org/housinghealthlinks.
Pew would like to thank the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and the National Housing Conference (NHC) for their contributions and collaboration. NCHH and NHC have also released a more comprehensive document A Systematic Review of Health Impact Assessments on Housing Decisions and Guidance for Future Practice.
Image: Graphic courtesy the Pew Charitable Trusts.