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

Housing insecurity

Housing-first policies

Behavioral health

COVID-19

Exercise

Health care

Built environment

City government

Greenspace

Social determinants of health

 

Show Notes:

"Addressing Housing as a Social Determinant of Health to Improve Outcomes for People with Serious Mental Illness" https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/2019/12/12/addressing-housing-as-a-social-determinant-of-health-to-improve-outcomes-for-people-with-serious-mental-illness/ 

 

Healthy Opportunities Pilots https://www.ncdhhs.gov/about/department-initiatives/healthy-opportunities/healthy-opportunities-pilots 

 

NCIOM Task Force on Healthy Aging https://nciom.org/task-force-on-healthy-aging/ 

 

Wake County Healthy Community Grant https://healthyplacesbydesign.org/project/john-rex-endowment-wake-county-healthy-community-grant/ 

 

Wake County Social Equity Atlas https://www.wakegov.com/departments-government/planning-development-inspections/planning/social-equity-atlas 

 

Healthy North Carolina 2030 https://nciom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HNC-REPORT-FINAL-Spread2.pdf 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Medical Journal: https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/ 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Institute of Medicine: https://nciom.org/ 

 

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Transcript: Page 50 at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iM89iIcdKcrWNGIxWMKdC92m4OaEh2zw5697HX7bdDo/edit?usp=sharing 

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