Addressing Health Through Housing Solutions

As the US healthcare system searches for a way to address the poor health and high healthcare costs of American, one concept has risen to the top and received a lot of attention: social determinants of health. In this podcast, we focus on the issue of housing, and how communities are working to get people into housing so their health can improve.

As the US healthcare system searches for a way to address the poor health and high healthcare costs of American, one concept has risen to the top and received a lot of attention: social determinants of health. These are the conditions in which people are born, live, and work that impact their health. And they are mostly responsible for health inequities.

There are a number of conditions that are considered social determinants of health, including access to educational, economic, and job opportunities; transportation options; public safety; and housing.

In this podcast, we focus on the issue of housing, and how communities are working to get people into housing so their health can improve.

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Learn more about social determinants of health:

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  • Developing State-Level Programs for Care of Complex Populations
  • Food, Housing Focus of NQF Medicaid Report About Social Determinants of Health
  • Successful Interventions, Positive Outcomes: Understanding the Impact of Social Determinants of Health
  • Cross-Sector Partnerships to Address Health-Related Social Needs
  • More Healthcare Execs Accounting for Social Determinants of Patients' Lives, Survey Finds
  • The Essential Facts of Life Are the Foundation of Health