5:30 pm17:30

Baumer Lecture Series: Megan Sandel, MD, MPH

A safe, decent and affordable home is like a vaccine – it keeps people healthy. Learn how housing affects health at a free, public lecture on the campus of The Ohio State University. Whatever your interest – health care, urban planning, social work or social justice – this program will offer provocative insights. 

Guest lecturer Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, the Medical Director of National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, and a co-principal investigator with Children's Health Watch. In 1998, she published with other doctors at Boston Medical Center, a national report on how housing affected child health, the first of its kind. 

Dr. Sandel has worked with the Boston Public Health Commission and Massachusetts Department of Public Health to improve the health of vulnerable children, particularly those with asthma. She has served on numerous committees and advisory boards, including the National Center for Healthy Housing, both the National American Academy of Pediatrics' and Massachusetts Chapter's Committee on Environmental Health, and the CDC Advisory Committee for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.

Baumer Lecture Series
September 30, 2015
5:30 p.m.
Knowlton Hall v Gui Auditorium
The Ohio State University
275 W. Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH43210

No reservation needed

12:00 pm12:00

Pulling at the Roots of Poverty: “Housing as a Vaccine”

Learn about the interplay between housing and health from a nationally recognized research scientist and co-author of The Housing Vaccine: Why Housing Matters to Young Children.

In a special public forum, Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, will discuss how substandard, overcrowded housing endangers the growth and development of children. 

In Columbus, 63% of extremely low-income families are housing insecure, spending more than half of their income on housing. Just as vaccines in early children have lifelong benefits to children and society, making sure families can afford quality housing is preventive medicine that will help put a child on the right path.

Explore how health professionals, affordable housing advocates and public policy makers can work together to provide stable homes as a platform to pursue healthy lifestyles, education and better jobs.

Enterprise Community Partners, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, and the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio are hosting Dr. Sandel’s visit to Columbus. 

Plan now to hear Dr. Sandel at the Columbus Metropolitan Club’s forum.

Pulling at the Roots of Poverty: “Housing as a Vaccine”
September 30, 2015
Noon to 1:15 p.m.
The Athletic Club of Columbus
136 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH42315

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