Call for Papers: Symposium on Housing and Health

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research is seeking paper submissions for a symposium in “Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research.” Ideal paper topics will focus on topics examining the link between housing and health, and can include:

  • National epidemiological studies (for example, using national health survey data to examine the
    link between housing assistance and healthcare utilization).
  • Local intervention studies (for example, the impact of smokefree policies on a multifamily unit
    or the evaluation of a health promotion program using public housing as the intervention site).
  • Environmental studies (for example, the impact of lead remediation programs or the overlap of
    large multi-unit structures with Superfund sites).
  • The impact and implications of policy (for example, how federally qualified health centers can
    collaborate with housing agencies or how public health entities are strategically addressing
    health and housing).

Initial abstract submissions will be accepted through September 30, 2017, full manuscripts will be due by December 15, 2017Interested individuals and/or agencies are asked to send a brief (100-300 word) abstract describing the proposed article via email to guest editors Veronica Helms (social
science analyst, HUD at and Craig Pollack (associate professor of medicine,
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine at For more information about submission requirements, click here to view the full announcement.

About Anastasia Sonneman

Anastasia Sonneman serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in environmental health, health and disability, and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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