RAND conducted a formative evaluation to provide early feedback on program implementation and performed an outcome evaluation examining the effects of the PSH program on county service utilization and service costs.
This Urban Institute report synthesizes recent studies on the complexities of how blight affects the health of individuals and neighborhoods while offering a blend of policy and program recommendations to help guide communities in taking a more holistic and coordinated approach, such as expanding the use of health impact assessments, tracking health outcomes, and infusing public health into housing policies, codes and practices.
“A House, a Tent, a Box”: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Healthy Housing
This 2016 Frameworks Institute study compares public and expert understandings of housing, and offers strategic guidance for how communicators can help ordinary Americans better appreciate the connections between affordability, quality, and health.
For more than 15 years, Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has executed efforts to improve residents’ health through changes in environment and behavior. One of these initiatives was the Boston Residential Investigation on Green and Healthy Transitions (BRIGHT) study, a collaborative effort with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Committee for Boston Public Housing to measure the impact of healthy housing features and practices on resident health, satisfaction, and comfort. The study compared the health of residents living in the old housing with residents’ health in new units with healthy housing features and practices. The redeveloped housing included smoke-free housing policies, improved ventilation, and tight building envelopes.
This research note expands on the Paycheck to Paycheck 2016 analysis and explores the context in which these salaries are being earned by examining household spending on a variety of items. Households must balance their spending on housing with their spending on other key household needs, such as transportation and healthcare. The lowest income households face the greatest challenges in balancing these competing needs.
This NHC profile assesses a Medicaid managed care organization’s $20 million investment in an affordable housing development in Phoenix, Arizona to tackle the severe affordable housing needs of their low-income members and the community.
Developed by the NGA Center through extensive consultation with senior state officials and other national experts, the road map provides a step-by-step guide for both the immediate need to support those state planning efforts and broad use by all governors interested in the promise of housing as an essential element of improved health and reduced utilization of costly health care services.
This topic guide, managed by the Rural Health Information Hub, focuses on the health inequities that rural residents experience, and how income-level, educational attainment, race/ethnicity, housing quality and other factors impact health.
This Commonwealth Fund brief provides an overview of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model, which offers participants comprehensive medical and long-term services and supports and highlights include Mountain Empire’s PACE, which serves older adults in rural Virginia.
The South Carolina Rural Research Center conducted a study of how rural counties were impacted by the 2008 recession, specifically focused on an increase in poverty levels, shifts in population and loss or reduction of healthcare services and facilities.