NC Health Policy Forum

Episode 4: Health in Place

June 7, 2022

In this episode of the North Carolina Health Policy Forum from the North Carolina Medical Journal, host Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips chats with Greensboro Neighborhood Development Director Michelle Kennedy about why she sees housing as health care, then moderates a roundtable between Gladys Hairston of the John Rex Endowment and Tim Schwantes and Phil Bors of Healthy Places by Design about how and why they funded municipalities to improve access to exercise opportunities. In the final segment, hear from Michelle Ries, associate director of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, about policy work happening in these areas. 


Topics Discussed:


Housing insecurity

Housing-first policies

Behavioral health



Health care

Built environment

City government


Social determinants of health


Show Notes:

"Addressing Housing as a Social Determinant of Health to Improve Outcomes for People with Serious Mental Illness" 


Healthy Opportunities Pilots 


NCIOM Task Force on Healthy Aging 


Wake County Healthy Community Grant 


Wake County Social Equity Atlas 


Healthy North Carolina 2030 


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