The Impact of Housing Quality on Children’s Health

Posted by Philadelphia Department of Public Health on March 26, 2018

Can Housing Explain Racial Disparities in Childhood Asthma?

A recent post in How Housing Matters looks at the relationship between housing and childhood asthma – and specifically whether housing quality might explain racial disparities in childhood asthma rates. The analysis asserts that the missions of housing practitioners and health care providers are aligned, as triggers in the home such as pests, molds and water leaks are hazards that impact the health of children with asthma .

Nan Feyler, JD, MPH, former Deputy Commissioner of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, currently serves as a Stoneleigh Fellow and Director of the Housing and Child Welfare Initiative at the Philadelphia’s Deputy Managing Director’s Office for Health and Human Services. She reported on similar findings; her report can be found here on the Healthy Rowhouse Project website.

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Full story from How Housing Matters here.

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