Advancing Health Equity During and Beyond COVID-19: Addressing Housing and Homelessness (Non-CHLP)

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July 10, 2020
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10:30 am PDT / 1:30 pm EDT


Many Americans struggle to maintain a safe and healthy place to live. People who are housing insecure or experience homelessness typically have poorer physical and mental health outcomes and are at greater risk for infection during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to other challenges. 
 
In response, solutions such as providing short-term housing arrangements, rental assistance and freezes on evictions have been put in place to reduce the risk of exposure among vulnerable populations during the pandemic. However, these short-term solutions won't be enough. Also required are sustainable long-term programs that equitably improve opportunities for all individuals and families to live in safe and affordable housing. 
 
On July 10th the following speakers will join Trust For America's Health's Manager, Promoting Health and Cost Control in States (PHACCS), Adam Lustig, MS for a webinar to discuss the disproportionate and long-existing economic and health disparities among people who are housing insecure or experience homelessness and how the pandemic is widening those disparities.
 

  • Diane Yentel, MSW, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Sue Polis, Director, Health and Wellness, National League of Cities
  • Gregory Miao, JD, MS, Senior Attorney, ChangeLab Solutions
     

This webinar will also highlight what is currently being done to protect this population during the COVID-19 pandemic, and identify the long-term policy, system, and environmental changes that are needed to advance health equity by effectively addressing housing insecurity and homelessness.