Description: Over the last decade, studies have shown that housing instability has a profoundly negative impact on a child’s mental, behavioral and physical health. The result is higher health-care costs and increased burdens on homeless systems and providers. Since 2014, the Boston Foundation’s Health Starts at Home initiative has brought together housing and health-care organizations in a series of partnerships. The purpose was to support work that demonstrates the benefits of stable, affordable housing on children’s health outcomes. This event marks the culmination of the seven-year Health Starts at Home initiative, with an assessment of its innovative and significant body of work.
Please join us as representatives from the four partnerships describe their work and researchers from Health Resources in Action (HRiA) and Urban Institute share the final findings from the Health Starts at Home outcome evaluation. The presentations will be followed by a panel of experts discussing the promise of these collaborations for improved health outcomes in children and their caregivers.
Registration fee: Free