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Addressing Housing and Health: How Cities Are Making a Difference

The event will also be streamed live. Please register to view the live stream here.

Please join the Urban Institute and the National League of Cities as we explore the role of mayors and city leaders, in partnership with key social sector stakeholders, in achieving better health outcomes through safe, affordable housing initiatives. We will discuss emerging city-level models, based on a recent convening of mayors and city teams, and share new research from the Urban Institute on unique health and housing interventions at the neighborhood and city level.

The following areas will be discussed in detail:

  • Leadership role of mayors and city agencies in addressing housing and health, especially targeting improved outcomes for children and families
  • Essential role of data, partnerships, and financing models in advancing healthy housing approaches
  • Gaps in research and practice that need to be addressed to move the needle on the health, social, and economic consequences of poor housing
  • Impact of changes at the federal level on city-led efforts to improve housing and health outcomes

  • Ras Baraka, Mayor, Newark, New Jersey
  • Reverend John Edgar, Pastor and Executive Director, Church and Community Development for All People
  • Amy Gillman, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Jenny Ismert, Vice President, UnitedHealth Group
  • Ianna Kachoris, Senior Program Officer, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Gail Livingston, Deputy Administrator for Housing Programs, Boston Housing Authority
  • Megan Sandel, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
  • Corianne Payton Scally, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
  • Ankoor Y. Shah, Associate Medical Director of Innovation and Advocacy, IMPACT DC; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University
  • Brenda C. Spillman, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute 
  • Jean Stothert, Mayor, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Scott Wagner, Mayor Pro Tem, Kansas City, Missouri

For all inquires regarding this event, please contact [email protected].


Date & Time Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The National League of Cities 660 North Capitol Street NW
City-County Conference Room
Washington , DC , 20001
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  • Senior Fellow
  • Senior Fellow, Research
    Practice Area Lead: Housing as a Platform