Friday 10 Nov 2017, 6.00pm, Presbyterian Church Hall, 91 Tenby St, Wanaka.
Prof. Philippa Howden-Chapman. Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago, and director of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.
Housing, particularly its quality, availability and affordability, has been one of the main election issues. In this talk I will focus on the scientific evidence from community trials carried out by He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme on the impact of policies such as retrofitting insulation, installing effective heaters, reducing safety hazards and distributing electricity vouchers. We are increasingly using the government’s integrated data infrastructure to look at a broad range of outcomes and to add to the accumulating and compelling evidence that housing has a major influence on the health and well-being of us all.