Shelter Report 2011

Housing and Health: Partners against Poverty

A safe and secure home provides more than just shelter from nature’s harshest elements. It is also a protection against disease — not only for the homeowner family, but also for the community. Advances in the prevention of disease and disability have for years been linked to better housing. Public health advocates understand, as Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing, concluded more than a century ago, that “the connection between the health and the dwelling of the population is one of the most important that exists.”

As in years past, the report highlights the latest research on housing and health, features success stories from the field and offers a set of policy recommendations for decision makers.

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