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Journal of Housing and the Built Environment Publishes Centene Center Research Findings

The Centene Center for Health Transformation announces its published academic research paper based on health-focused housing interventions that improve health and generate return on investment. The paper was recently published in the Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, a high quality, peer-reviewed journal combining expertise in the fields of housing, spatial planning, building, and urban development.

Numerous studies and articles detail how housing-based interventions help improve health outcomes. However, less is known about the financial impacts. The review looks at programs and initiatives that not only improve health but also generate return on investment. Through a systematic literature review, the authors identified evidence regarding the economic benefits of housing interventions aimed at improving health. The publication looks at housing interventions aimed at childhood asthma, HIV, chronic illness among the homeless, and urban blight.

“The review highlights how investing in social determinants such as housing can both improve health and generate significant healthcare savings in the U.S,” notes co-author Dan Ferris, policy and planning director at the Centene Center.

View the full publication entitled Investments with Returns: A Systematic Literature Review of Health-Focused Housing Interventions here: https://bit.ly/2rOADZs

About The Centene Center for Health Transformation

The Centene Center for Health Transformation™ is a community-corporate-academic healthcare partnership that advances life-centric health research to improve lives so that communities can thrive. For more information regarding the Centene Center for Health Transformation, visit https://www.centenecenter.wustl.edu.

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