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Health and Housing Webinar: Creating positive outcomes during COVID-19

September 30, 2020

Research has proven that housing plays a significant role in influencing health outcomes in communities across the U.S. With the continued health risk posed by COVID-19, partnerships, communication, and coordination between health and housing service providers has never been more important to keep individuals healthy and stably housed. The National Housing Conference (NHC) examined the increasingly significant interplay between health and housing with experts from each sector.

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, NHC welcomed Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, who previously served as the 18th U.S. Surgeon General under the Obama administration, to discuss solutions that would ensure all Americans reap the positive health benefits associated with safe housing during the pandemic.

This event also featured a conversation with leading health experts from partnerships we featured in our “Promising Health and Housing Collaborations” report that was funded by the Kresge Foundation. Speakers shared lessons learned from their partnerships and how they pivoted to address challenges during COVID-19.

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Dr. Regina M. Benjamin serves as Zillow’s Health & Safety Advisor. Previously, she served as the 18th Surgeon General of the United States. As “America’s Doctor,” she provided the public with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and the health of the nation. Dr. Benjamin also oversaw the operational command of 6,500 uniformed public health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, and protect the health of the American People.  
David D. Fukuzawa serves as senior advisor to the president at The Kresge Foundation
Neru Gobin serves as director for the Office of Housing and Homeless Services at the TN Department of Mental and Substance Abuse Services
Rachel Solotaroff serves as president and CEO at Central City Concern in Oregon

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September 30, 2020
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