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Housing - Housing Homelessness and Health Outline Outline...

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Housing, Homelessness and Health
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Outline • Readings for today: Hwang and Dunn Readings for today: Hwang and Dunn (coursepack) Shaw (2004) (coursepack) •Housing as a key environmental exposure Housing as a key environmental exposure site • Housing as a key determinant of health Housing as a key determinant of health Public health interventions historically took on housing Homelessness – extreme end of a continuum linking housing to health 2
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Basic Requirements for a Healthy E i Environment Clean air (indoor and outdoor air pollution) Safe and sufficient water (many diseases transmitted through unsafe water) Adequate and safe food (foodborne diseases (foodborne diseases, deficiency diseases, obesogenic environments) Safety ( housing conditions , social disorder, crime, alienation) Stable global environment (long-range transport of pollutants stratospheric ozone transport of pollutants, stratospheric ozone depletion, carbon emissions and climate change) 3
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