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Making Neighborhoods Healthier

A spike in asthma-related ER visits one summer brought the connection between housing and health into stark relief for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. As Barbara Ray of the Build Healthy Places Network explains in Shelterforce, most of the children being treated lived in a multifamily apartment complex where the landlord did not allow air conditioning. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, located in the Avondale neighborhood (a low-income target area for LISC of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky), has since teamed with LISC, local community development corporations and others to improve housing and economic conditions in the community – and thereby improve community health.

Read about this effort and similar work in Columbus, Ohio in “A New Responsibility for Children’s Hospitals: The Health of Neighborhoods”.

Read more about Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky LISC’s work in Avondale or explore our health and youth resources.

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