Housing as Health Care Initiative

Where you live has an impact on your health.

 

It has been widely established that housing is a key social determinant of health, and that unstable and substandard housing can lead to negative health outcomes. The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate's "Housing as Health Care Initiative" seeks to raise awareness about issues related to the intersection between housing and health care sectors. From housing affordability and food insecurity to community-based health and neighborhood economic stability, this initiative takes a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach by partnering with other UCLA schools and groups, along with external organizations, to connect academicians, industry and community leaders, policymakers, and students with the goal of promoting greater understanding of these challenging issues.

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Initiative Details

 
Speakers
The Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative will invite practitioners, policymakers, and scholars to UCLA for lectures that enlighten and engage students on the concepts and issues related to housing, health and the built environment.
Conferences and Symposia
The Initiative will support an annual conference or symposium focused on housing and built environment-related issues such as housing affordability, food insecurity, community-based health outcomes and neighborhood economic stability.
Fellowships

Each year, an exclusive group of students are chosen to serve one-year terms as Distinguished Fellows via the Howard and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellows Program. The Levine Fellows Program augments the training of the most gifted and ambitious students pursuing real estate education in the areas of housing affordability, related policy and sustainability at UCLA Anderson, UCLA Law, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Fellows are selected for their passion for real estate and social responsibility, academic accomplishments, leadership, and service to UCLA's real estate program. Levine Fellow candidates possess an active interest in low-income and/or workforce housing affordability, related policy, housing and health, sustainability and redevelopment.

Research Support
The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate annually awards research stipends to UCLA faculty, postdoctoral and visiting scholars to undertake innovative research in the field of real estate finance and economics, urban and regional economics, public policy, urban planning, housing and health, and property law. Academic research papers funded by the Ziman Center's Howard and Irene Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility and UCLA Gilbert Program in Real Estate, Finance and Urban Economics are disseminated via the UCLA Ziman Center Working Paper Series.

In addition, the Ziman Center disseminates a monthly UCLA Economic Letter sponsored by the UCLA Gilbert Program. The Economic Letter draws upon original research, policy analyses and forecasts produced by UCLA academics and rewritten into a digestible format.

Latest Research

 
Date Title Authors
2023 The Role of Political Belief in COVID-19 Vaccine Resistance, Virus Transmission, and Closure Policy Response Danny Ben-Shahar (Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University), Stuart A. Gabriel (UCLA Anderson School of Management), and Roni Golan (NICE Actimize)
2022 Place to Be: Non-Traditional Services for Wellbeing Among Unhoused Angelenos Dana Cuff, PhD (cityLAB-UCLA); Burton Cowgill, PhD, MPH (UCLA Fielding); Dr. Wendeline Slusser, M.D., M.S., FAAP (UCLA Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center); Alejandra Guerrero (cityLAB-UCLA), Rayne Laborde Ruiz (cityLAB-UCLA), Danielle Paulazzo (cityLAB-UCLA), Naomi Yama (cityLAB-UCLA), Jane Wu (cityLAB-UCLA), and Kinamee Rhodes (cityLAB-UCLA)
2022 More Than Shelter: The Effect of Rental Eviction Moratoria on Household Well-Being (rev)
AEA Papers and Proceedings 2022, 112: 1–6
Xudong An (FRB Philadelphia), Stuart A. Gabriel (UCLA Ziman Center), and Nitzan Tzur-Ilan (FRB Dallas)
2021 Association of Neighborhood Gentrification and Residential Moves With Hypertension and Diabetes Control in Los Angeles County, 2014–2019: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Katherine L. Chen, MD, PhD, Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine; and Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; et al.

2021 Right to Counsel in New York City Eviction Courts and Adverse Birth Outcomes: A Quasi-Experimental Study Kathryn Leifheit, Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
2021 Booms and Busts in Housing Market and Health Outcomes for Older Americans Dahai Yue, PhD Candidate, Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
2020 Gentrification, Housing Insecurity, and Preterm Birth Among Black Women and Birthing People in the San Francisco Bay Area Rebekah Israel Cross, PhD Candidate, Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
2020 Los Angeles Neighborhoods and COVID-19 Medical Vulnerability Indicators: A Local Data Model for Equity in Public Health Decision-Making Paul M. Ong, Chhandara Pech, Nataly Rios Gutierrez (UCLA CNK), and Vickie M. Mays (UCLA Brite Center for Science, Research and Policy)
2019 Health on Main Streets and Central Business Districts of America Brian Cole, Michael Jerrett, Christina Batteate (UCLA Fielding School of Public Health) and Madeline Brozen (UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs)
2018 Epidemiologic Study of Housing Location and PM2.5 and NO2 Level Exposure and Childhood Leukemia and CNS Cancers Andrew Nguyen, MPH, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
2017 Unhealthy Priorities: Reallocating Medical Expenditures to Social Programs Can Improve Public Health and the Economy Linda Diem Tran, Frederick J. Zimmerman, and Jonathan E. Fielding (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Fielding School of Public Health)

Symposia, Lecture Series and Discussions

UCLA’s Housing as Health Care Initiative supports and organizes symposia and speaker panels on topics focused on critical issues bridging the built environment and health, including housing affordability, healthy communities, housing-based care management for seniors, homelessness, healthy building practices, and more.  These events bring together leaders from academia, policy, community and industry to discuss and share diverse perspectives on the issues at hand.

The UCLA Housing, Neighborhood and Health Series features presentations of scholarly research in the intersection of housing, the built environment and health.  In partnership with centers across the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, the series presents academic research on critical housing as health care issues followed by discussion of policy implications and real-world applications.

With an increasingly urgent need to adapt to our changing climate, the built environment offers unique opportunities for programs and new practices that can protect and improve human health.  In order to effectively capitalize on these opportunities, it is critical to engage stakeholders from real estate, development, public health, public policy, climate adaptation, and other industries.  In partnership with the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions and the Center for Impact@Anderson, the Climate Change, Health and Built Environment Discussion Series lays the groundwork for understanding the challenges of climate threats and highlights cross-sectoral practices that can help communities respond and become more resilient.


 

Lecture Series & Discussions

Date Event Title Sponsors
September 27, 2023 LAHDP 2023 Housing as Health Care Panel: "Housing and Health" UCLA Ziman Center’s Housing as Health Care Initiative, Levine Affordable Housing Development Program, and Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility
May 4, 2023 UCLA Housing, Neighborhood and Health Series: "How Housing Issues Affect Californians' Access to Health and Health Care" UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and UCLA Gilbert Program
January 24, 2023 UCLA Housing, Neighborhood and Health Series: "The Spatial Dilemma of Sustainable Transportation and Just Affordable Housing" (VIDEO) UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative, UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, and UCLA Gilbert Program
November 3, 2022 LAHDP 2022 Housing as Health Care Panel: "The Intersection of Housing and Health Services: Models & Funding Sources" UCLA Ziman Center’s Housing as Health Care Initiative, Levine Affordable Housing Development Program, and Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility
October 28, 2022 SCANPH 34th Annual Conference Workshop: "Housing-Based Care Model: Empowering Residents to Determine Their Own Health" Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing, Valon Consulting, and UCLA Ziman Center’s Housing as Health Care Initiative
May 2, 2022 UCLA Climate Change, Health and the Built Environment Discussion Series, Part 3: Preparing, Responding and Rebuilding (VIDEO) UCLA Ziman Center’s Housing as Health Care Initiative, UCLA Gilbert Program, UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions, and Center for Impact@Anderson, in partnership with UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative
April 18, 2022 UCLA Anderson Net Impact Week 2022 Panel: "Social Determinants of Health: Zipcode vs Genetic code - What matters more?" UCLA Ziman Center’s Housing as Health Care Initiative and Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, Center for Impact@Anderson, UCLA Anderson Net Impact, Energy and Cleantech Association, and UCLA Gilbert Program
March 7, 2022 UCLA Climate Change, Health and the Built Environment Discussion Series, Part 2: Adaptation and Community Resilience (VIDEO) UCLA Ziman Center’s Housing as Health Care Initiative, UCLA Gilbert Program, UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions, and Center for Impact@Anderson
November 30, 2021 UCLA Climate Change, Health and the Built Environment Discussion Series, Part 1: California’s Landscape (VIDEO) UCLA Ziman Center’s Housing as Health Care Initiative, UCLA Gilbert Program, UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions, and Center for Impact@Anderson

May 6, 2021
UCLA Housing, Neighborhood and Health Series: COVID-19 Rental Eviction Moratoria and Household Well-Being (VIDEO)

UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative and Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, and UCLA Gilbert Program

April 1, 2021 UCLA Housing, Neighborhood and Health Series Critical Issues Seminar: "Built Environment Vulnerability and COVID-19" UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative and Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, UCLA Gilbert Program, and Center for Neighborhood Knowledge at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
March 1, 2021 UCLA Housing, Neighborhood and Health Series Critical Issues Seminar: "Housing Instability, Evictions, and Populations Health Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic" UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative and Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, UCLA Gilbert Program, and the Center for Health Advancement at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
February 25, 2021 High Impact Tea with Richard J. Jackson, MD MPH: The Impact of the Physical Environment on Human Health (VIDEO) UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative and Center for Impact@Anderson
November 13, 2020 Healthy Buildings and Healthy Homes: Could Indoor Spaces Be Making You Sick? (VIDEO) UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative, Center for Impact@Anderson, and UCLA Gilbert Program
May 20, 2020 Housing as Health Care Initiative Panel: Exploring a Housing-Based Health Care Partnership Model for Vulnerable Populations in Los Angeles (VIDEO) UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative, National Well Home Network, Valon Consulting, and UCLA Gilbert Program
May 16, 2019 The Scourge of the Snout Home? The Link between Car-Oriented Housing Design and Neighboring, Nature Engagement and Happiness, Deirdre Pfeiffer, Ph.D., AICP UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative, UCLA Gilbert Program, UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
May 14, 2019 Disrupting Displacement: Bridging Housing and Health UCLA Built Environment and Public Health Council
April 26 2019 Market-Driven Approaches to Addressing Housing, Homelessness and Health UCLA Ziman Center's Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, Impact@Anderson, and Net Impact Club
April 17, 2019 The Impact of Gentrification on Adult Mental Health, Linda Diem Tran, PhD UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative and UCLA Gilbert Program
February 27, 2019 UCLA Housing, Neighborhood and Health Series: Urban Green Space, Transit and Health Outcomes, Doug Houston, PhD and Jun Wu, PhD (VIDEO) UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative and UCLA Gilbert Program
November 29, 2018 UCLA Housing, Neighborhood and Health Series:  Beyond Zip Codes: Unpacking the Place-Health Nexus, Paul Ong, PhD (VIDEO) UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative and UCLA Gilbert Program
April 10, 2018 UCLA Anderson Net Impact Week 2018 Panel - Investing in Communities: How Profit is Possible in the Affordable Housing Space UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative, UCLA Anderson Impact@Anderson and Net Impact Club
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Symposia & Conferences

Date Event Title Sponsors
April 3, 2024 2024 Paul Torrens Health Forum  at UCLA FSPH UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA Center for Healthcare Management, and UCLA Ziman Center’s Housing as Health Care Initiative
October 4-5, 2021 UCLA Center for Health Policy Research 2021 E.R. Brown Symposium: Opening Doors for All – Improving Health in Housing and Homelessness California Health Benefits Review Program, Cedars Sinai, Melville Charitable Trust, CA Initiative for Health Equity & Action, with support from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate's Housing as Health Care Initiative, and UCLA Gilbert Program
May 12, 2021 UCLA Ziman Symposium- California's Master Plan for Aging: What Does Health Have to Do With Housing? (VIDEO) UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative and Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, in partnership with CA Department of Aging, Episcopal Communities & Services, LeadingAge CA, Mercy Housing CA, National Well Home Network, Southern CA Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH), The SCAN Foundation, and Valon Consulting
April 6, 2018 Designing Healthy Communities Symposium UCLA Ziman Center's Housing as Health Care Initiative, UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, and Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
March 30, 2016 UCLA Ziman Levine Symposium: Housing as Healthcare UCLA Ziman Center's Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, Mercy Housing California, Citibank, California Community Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and Low Income Investment Fund
February 26, 2015 UCLA Ziman Levine Symposium: Preparing for the Senior Tsunami: The Future of Affordable Housing & Long-Term Care UCLA Ziman Center's Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility and Mercy Housing California
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Resources

 

For more information, please contact:

Christina Green, MBA, MPH
Program Director, Housing as Health Care Initiative
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate 
christina.green@anderson.ucla.edu | (310) 825-3322

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