Dr. Roshanak Mehdipanah was interviewed by the University of Michigan's School of Public Health on starting the Housing Solutions for Health Equity initiative. We have included a sneak-peek into her answers here:
What do you want people to know about HSHE?
At HSHE, we are trying to shift the narrative to include health equity in housing policy considerations. That comes through a better understanding of the mechanisms through which housing impacts health. An understanding of how housing impacts health alongside demonstrated solutions will give policymakers the resources to improve the housing system. This effort takes strong partnership, so we are excited to leverage partnerships with academic partners, community organizations, and policymakers to advance our mission.