Housing Interventions and Health Outcomes: A Review of the Evidence

Project Funder: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson, jwilson@nchh.org, 443.539.4162

Project Description: On December 11 and 12, 2007, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) convened a meeting of experts from across the country to weigh the strength of scientific evidence on a variety of housing interventions and their effects on health and the environment. There were five expert panels, each covering a different area within the field of healthy housing. The individual panels focused on interior biological agent interventions, interior chemical agent interventions, external exposures, structural deficiencies, and the intersection between house and community. The experts reviewed the scientific literature within their designated work groups to determine the adequacy of intervention research.

The meeting led to a report that describes interventions that have sufficient evidence to move toward implementation, identifies gaps in existing research, and prioritizes needs for additional intervention research.

Dr. James Krieger
Public Health Department
Seattle and King County, WA
Dr. Carolyn DiGuiseppi
Health Science Center
University of Colorado
Professor David Ormandy
University of Warwick
United Kingdom
Expert Panel Meeting Rebecca Morley, NCHH;
Dr. Mary Jean Brown,
CDC’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch;
Dr. Tom Sinks, CDC’s NCEH/ATSDR

Resources

Housing Interventions and Health: A Review of the Evidence [pdf]

Meeting Minutes and final PowerPoints [pdf]