Fact Sheet Recommendations for Strengthening Code Enforcement for Public Health
Findings from a Health Impact Assessment in Memphis, Tennessee
Christina Plerhoples Stacy, Joseph Schilling, Steve Barlow, Ruth Gourevitch, Brady Meixell, Stephanie Modert, Christina Crutchfield, Esther Sykes-Wood, Richard Urban
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Housing code enforcement is one of the primary strategies for connecting and improving our housing and our health. However, code enforcement is often structured to alleviate immediate safety concerns or easily visible problems rather than address and improve the longer-term health of residents. This fact sheet highlights recommendations for better targeting health through code enforcement practices based on findings from a Health Impact Assessment in Memphis, Tennessee.
Research Areas Health and health care Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Tags Public health Social determinants of health
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center