Building the Evidence base

Paula Lantz and co-authors from the University of Michigan research hub, the Altarum Institute, and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University published a study in Milbank Quarterly estimating what cost savings could be achieved if a "Pay for Success" (PFS) financing model were applied to a home-based multicomponent intervention among low-income children on Medicaid in Detroit. They found that the economics of funding such an intervention through PFS are most viable if it targets children who have already experienced an expensive episode of asthma-related care.

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President Trump has proposed deep cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY 2019 budget. If enacted, these cuts would likely result in a loss of federal housing assistance--and potential rent hikes--for thousands of low-income families. While housing has been shown to be an important social determinant for health, less clear is the health impact on families who receive housing assistance when they are required to pay more for rent. Our forthcoming study will test whether differences in the monetary value of housing assistance received by households translates into meaningful differences in health outcomes.