Date: Monday, Oct 19

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Venue: Zoom link will be provided through registration system prior to event

Moderator:

Brian Rahmer, Vice President Health and Housing, Enterprise Community Partners

Panelists:

Dr. Megan Sandel, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Robin Hacke, Executive Director and Co-founder, Center for Community Investment
Romi Hall, Director, Healthy Homes and Communities, Neighborworks America
John Vu, Vice President of Strategy Community Health, Kaiser Permanente

Description:
We know that when communities lack safe, stable, healthy, affordable housing, it leaves too many of our neighbors vulnerable to health inequities including stress, chronic disease, and lower life expectancy. Structural racism across our systems means that Black, Indigenous and other people of color are disproportionately impacted by the housing and homelessness crisis. Health systems are investing in innovative affordable housing and homeless services across the country. This panel of national health and housing leaders explores the opportunities and barriers for accelerating and deepening partnerships between health care, affordable housing, public health, and business partners with a goal towards collective impact for health equity. What’s working for health care institutions when engaging with the housing sector? What is missing and where are the gaps for health and housing partnerships? How can such partnerships narrow racial inequities for access to quality healthcare and affordable housing?