The Federal Reserve Bank is committed to ensuring that our community-based systems (including housing, education, health, jobs, transportation) are aligned to ensure better health outcomes. A major challenge is that funding for health is completely distinct from funding for housing and other systems. How can we better align these systems? Who is “doing it right”?
The “Housing + Health: Building Blocks of Equity and Opportunity” summit brought together diverse audiences—including health care, community development and financial institutions—to better understand challenges and opportunities around creating and investing in vibrant, healthy, mixed-income communities. With the opening of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, the conversation around housing and health has never been more timely.