Where you live affects your health. This is true in your home and beyond, extending to the neighborhood and community where you work, exercise, worship and receive healthcare. The impact is especially acute for residents of public and subsidized housing, who have higher rates of obesity and tobacco-related health conditions, two major causes of preventable death and illness in the United States.
Boston REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health): Partners in Health & Housing is a 3-year initiative (2014-2017) to improve the health of Boston residents, especially Black and Latino residents, living in Boston Housing Authority (BHA) developments and BHA-Administered Rental Assisted/Section 8 Housing. Through the Partnership in Health and Housing (PHH), comprised of the Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Housing Authority, Boston University's School of Public Health and the PHH Community Committee (public housing residents and community advocates), Boston REACH: Partners in Health & Housing is working to:
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