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Housing as a Health Care Investment for Children

April 25, 2016

Affordable and safe housing has an important impact on the health of children. This webinar discussed findings from recent research conducted by Children’s HealthWatch which shows that access to affordable housing is associated with lower risk of hospitalization among infants from vulnerable, low-income families. Gloria Meneses of the Boston Housing Authority also discussed their Healthy Start in Housing program which is a collaboration to offer affordable housing and services to low-income women and families with at-risk pregnancies.

About the Presenters

Janet Viveiros (Moderator) is a senior research associate at NHC. Janet’s research interests center on the connection between affordable housing and education, health and economic self-sufficiency outcomes. Janet has co-authored several of NHC’s annual reports, Housing Landscape and Paycheck to Paycheck, that document affordable housing needs. Learn more about Janet’s work on her Staff Page.

Megan Sandel, Principal Investigator, Boston Medical Center for Children’s HealthWatch. For more information, contact Megan and the Children’s HealthWatch team at

Gloria Meseses, Director of Occupancy, Boston Housing Authority. For more information, contact Gloria at

About the Presenters

Download Boston Housing Authority’s slides
Download Boston Medical Center for Children’s HealthWatch’s slides

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