NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel will be honored with the Champion Award at the Second Annual Children’s HealthWatch Celebration, “Home is Where Health Is,” on October 10. Children’s HealthWatch is a founding partner and Steering Committee member of the NLIHC-led Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable homes campaign.
Children’s HealthWatch is a network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children’s health and policy experts committed to improving children’s health in America. Its landmark research consistently and powerfully demonstrates to academics, opinion leaders, policymakers, and the public that quality affordable homes are linked to the prevention of long-term health problems and promotes productive lives.
Diane is being recognized for her 20 years of leadership in the fields of public policy and community development and for her commitment to ensuring that those with the lowest incomes have access to decent, accessible, affordable homes. The partnership between NLIHC and Children’s HealthWatch on Opportunity Starts at Home demonstrates that when housing advocates work in partnership with pediatricians, public health researchers, and health policy experts, we can more effectively influence policymakers to take bold action on addressing homelessness and housing poverty in America.
For more information on the 2019 Children’s HealthWatch Celebration on October 10, go to: https://tinyurl.com/y27ex6y7. Registration for “Home is Where Health Is” is free and open to the public. Register by September 27 at: https://tinyurl.com/y2xv8bsl
To learn more about the connections between housing and health, check out the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign’s Fact Sheet.
Also, read a recent blog by Diane, the first in a series to be featured by Children’s HealthWatch, on why stronger affordable housing policies would improve health outcomes.