The health impacts of housing /Series: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI]. Final reportPublication details: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011 Description: PDFISBN: 97819216100790(Finalreport)ISSN: 1834-7223(Finalreport)Other title: The health impacts of housing : toward a policy-relevantSubject(s): Housing Psychological Aspects | Housing And Health | Stress (psychology) | Low Income Groups Housing | Housing Policy | Dwellings Social Aspects | Disadvantaged Groups | Social Exclusion | Accommodation | Locational Disadvantage | Australian Housing And Urban Research Institute (ahuri)Online Resources: Electronic copy
Project Number: 70619 URL contains: Final Report: No. 173: The health impacts of housing: toward a policy-relevant research agenda PDF of final report
This Investigative Panel examined existing international and Australian evidence around the links between housing and health to better understand the gaps in the evidence and suggest a way forward for research in Australia. The panel involved leading researchers, and public health and housing policy officials from across Australasia.The panel found international evidence that housing improvements can improve health. Studies by the World Health Organization and the US based National Center for Healthy Housing have demonstrated that a person's dwelling can affect their health due to physical, chemical and biological hazards, but also because of the social or community dimensions of housing.