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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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