Housing is Health: Building on Vermont’s Pandemic Success to Advance Health Equity

Researchers from Dartmouth College’s Center for Global Health Equity have documented the critical role of housing policy in Vermont’s COVID-19 response as part of its ongoing research on COVID-19 and rural health equity in northern New England.

The researchers from Dartmouth and attorneys at Vermont Legal Aid collaborated to create a legislative brief. It translates research findings on the impact of housing on health into actionable policy recommendations for Vermont’s leadership.

The brief summarizes early research findings in Vermont, reviews the academic literature on housing and health, and describes the opportunity to use housing interventions to address other population health challenges in the state, including the opioid epidemic.

Download “Housing is Health: Building on Vermont’s Pandemic Success to Advance Health Equity.”