Host organization: Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), HousingNOLA, & Green and Health Homes Initiative (GHHI)

The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) is part of a Healthy Homes Committee led by HousingNOLA and composed of representatives from local hospitals, Medicaid managed care organizations, academic researchers, and community-based organizations, as well as national experts from the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI). The Committee seeks to advance healthy and equitable housing and inspection policies, and develop and implement a healthy homes intervention pilot to demonstrate the impact of home-based interventions and home improvements on healthcare utilization and outcomes. 

Issue: Housing quality and safety issues, leading to poor health outcomes

In New Orleans, housing quality and safety remain a major concern for many residents. Since there is a shortage of affordable housing compared to demand, low-income renters lack the bargaining power to demand better quality homes and are forced to live in substandard, unhealthy conditions. The healthcare system alone cannot prevent and manage health problems linked to housing conditions.

Convening:

LPHI, HousingNOLA, and GHHI, along with community partners and the National Center, will convene community and healthcare leaders to raise awareness of existing resources and assets in the region that can be leveraged and scaled to address the root causes of poor health and health inequities.

Outcome:

Foster engagement and buy-in from housing and healthcare leaders to support the advancement and scaling of the Healthy Homes Committee.

For more information on this event, please contact the host organization.