The pilot of Housing for Health utilises ‘HealthHabitat’ methodology in making changes to environmental conditions to improve health status and reduce the risk of disease and injury. The pilot is for women living in social housing who are pregnant, improving their housing so that the health of their newborn infant is improved.

Project Status

Current Projects

Chief Investigator

Steven Conaty

Project Coordinator

Karla Jaques

Team Member

Steven Conaty- SWSLHD Population Health, Tara Vella- FACS, Fiona Haigh

Project Rationale

This innovative approach provides an opportunity to address critical housing maintenance at a time of maximum need (pregnancy)

Project Aim/s

The project aims to utilise the ‘HealthHabitat’ methodology in making changes to environmental conditions to improve health status and reduce the risk of disease and injury. The pilot aims to women who are pregnant and improve their housing so that the health of their newborn infant is improved

The project will  be conducted in a South Western Sydney in one areas however will be used as a pilot to inform scaling up in other areas.

Project Design and Method

It is anticipated that the project will be piloted and evaluated. The pilot steps are:

  1. Identification of client
  2. Screening of consents
  3. Contact with client
  4. Joint visit
  5. Repairs
  6. Evaluation/follow up visit  

Contact

Karla Jaques Phone: 02 8738 9320 Email: karla.jaques@health.nsw.gov.au

Key Partners

SWSLHD , FACS

Project lead centre
CHETRE
Project stream
Health Environment
Project start date
30/04/2019
Project end date
30/12/2019