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Health starts and is sustained in the communities we live, work, and play.
However, in many places, affordable housing is not available, subjecting families to unstable, inferior, and crowded housing while isolating them in areas with limited access to education and employment opportunities. This reduces their ability to stay healthy. It increases their risk of physical and mental health issues.
Achieving and maintaining good health requires the efforts of urban and transportation planners, housing experts, elected leaders, educators, and many more.
UPDATE: View a recap of this Tweetchat on Wakelet.
Use #SaludTues on August 21, 2018, to tweet about why affordable housing matters for health, and what you can do to create healthier places to live!
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Why Affordable Housing Matters for Health”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, August 21, 2018
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Kaiser Permanente Community Health (@KPCommHealth); CityHealth (@city_health); Brian Rahmer (@brianrahmer); and Center for Neighborhood Technology (@CNT_Tweets)
- SPECIAL GUEST: LISC (@LISC_HQ)
We’ll open the floor to historical facts as well as your experiences and stories as we explore:
- Using the Housing + Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index.
- How past discriminatory housing policies impact health today.
- Local strategies to improve housing and transportation affordability.
Use #SaludTues to follow the conversation and facts, stories, and solutions to ensure that Latino and all families have safe parks and trails to walk, bike and play.
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.