Finding Common Ground

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

Project Contact: Jonathan Wilson,, 443.539.4162

Project Description: The purpose of the meeting entitled “Finding Common Ground” was to convene leaders in housing, health, and related fields to identify key opportunities and mechanisms (e.g., regulation, education, and training) through which adverse health outcomes from housing can be dramatically reduced. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked meeting participants to provide guidance on how to implement the evidence set forth in the December 2007 expert panel meeting. The expert panel meeting identified interventions with sufficient evidence of their benefits on resident health and safety to support widespread implementation. The scope of Finding Common Ground focused on the existing housing stock, particularly renter-occupied housing.