Building the Evidence base

To date, the US housing system has created a chronic affordability gap and persistently inequitable and unhealthy living conditions. Law plays an important role in shaping that system, but there is too much unknown about the impact of housing laws and policies on health and health equity. This report series by the P4A Research Hub at the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law aims to highlight these gaps, and to suggest areas for research and action needed to produce healthier communities.

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As 2020 kicks off, the Policies for Action (P4A) program is entering its fifth year with a growing community of researchers across the country and a maturing pipeline of research to support critical policy development. The need for P4A and similar policy research programs is greater than ever; there is growing demand in the health and social care sectors to better understand and address the many nonmedical determinants of population health, well-being, and equity.