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Housing + Health: Building Blocks of Equity and Opportunity

November 17, 2016 Austin, Texas

The “Housing + Health: Building Blocks of Equity and Opportunity” summit brought together diverse audiences—including health care, community development and financial institutions—to better understand challenges and opportunities around creating and investing in vibrant, healthy, mixed-income communities. With the opening of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, the conversation around housing and health has never been more timely.

The “Housing + Health: Building Blocks of Equity and Opportunity” summit brought together diverse audiences—including health care, community development and financial institutions—to better understand challenges and opportunities around creating and investing in vibrant, healthy, mixed-income communities. With the opening of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, the conversation around housing and health has never been more timely.

Keynote speaker:

  • Megan Sandel,MD, MPH, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Sandel is an expert on the social determinants of health and how affordable housing can act as a vaccine for healthier children.

Other featured speakers:

  • Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin
  • David J. Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Ruth Ann Norton, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

Agenda

Thursday, November 17

Plenary Sessions

7:30 a.m.

Check-In and Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Welcome

  • Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin

8:30 a.m.

Making the Connection: Housing + Health

  • David J. Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: Housing as a Vaccine

  • Megan Sandel, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m.

Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

  • Ruth Ann Norton, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
  • Stephanie Hayden, Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department

11:30 a.m.

Networking Break

11:45 a.m.

Lunch Session

 

Reimagining Cities: Housing and Health Outcomes in Central Texas

  • Moderator: Sherri R. Greenberg, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • Bill Tierney, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
  • John-Michael V. Cortez, Office of the Mayor, City of Austin
  • Catherine Crago, Housing Authority of the City of Austin
  • Kim Nettleton, United Healthcare

1:00 p.m.

Transition Break

Breakout Sessions

1:15 p.m.

Housing, Health and Our Financial Institutions: How Banks Are Investing in Healthy Communities

  • Elizabeth Sobel Blum, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The Affordable Care Act and Community Development: Best Practices in Upstream Investments

  • Moderator: Sarah Norman, NeighborWorks
  • Ruth Ann Norton
  • Kim Nettleton
  • Sister Susan Vickers, Dignity Health

Housing and Health: Practitioners’ Perspectives

  • Moderator: Megan Sandel
  • Tara Greendyk, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin
  • Walter Moreau, Foundation Communities
  • Keegan Warren-Clem, Austin Medical–Legal Partnership

Plenary Sessions

2:45 p.m.

Building with Intentionality: Current Research and Next Steps

  • Moderator: Mark Williams, Austin Community College
  • Roy C. Lopez, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Michael Gerber, Housing Authority of the City of Austin
  • S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin

3:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Sen. Kirk Watson (invited)

4:00 p.m.

Adjourn and Optional Meetup in Lobby Bar

For More Information

Visit HousingWorks. Stay updated by following @DallasFedComDev on Twitter.

Contact Emily Ryder Perlmeter at emily.perlmeter@dal.frb.org with any questions.