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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Low Income Housing Policy: Issues of Social Justice, Social Capital, and Inequalities in Health
3133.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Low Income Housing Policy: Issues of Social Justice, Social Capital, and Inequalities in Health
The relationship between housing and health has been a long-standing issue in the field of public health. This session paper will explore this relationship, as well as the relationship between housing policy and the economy. A partnership between public health nursing and a subsidized housing neighborhood that addresses the problem of youth violence will be discussed. The relationships among social justice, social capital, and public health theory and practice will be examined.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the implications of low-income housing policy changes for population health and public health nursing practice. 2. Describe interventions public health nurses could implement to facilitate social capital building in public housing areas. 3. Articulate the current state of research in housing and health, gaps in knowledge, and future research needs.
Moderator(s):Sandra W. Kuntz, PhD, RN
10:30 AMImpact of low-income housing policy on social inequalities and womenís health  [ Recorded presentation ]
Dinah Phillips Welch, MSN, ARNP
10:50 AMPartnering with a housing authority to address the problem of youth violence
Joan B. Castleman, MS, RN
11:10 AMBuilding social capital to improve health in low-income communities: Do public housing regulations help or hurt?
Shawn M. Kneipp, PhD, ARNP
11:30 AMDiscrimination and inequities in housing policies and practices in privately-owned subsidized housing: A case example in public health nursing
Barbara J. Lutz, PhD, RN
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by:Caucus on Homelessness; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA