Published: 28 February 2013

Authors: Thompson, H., Thomas, S., Sellstrom, E., & Pettigrew, M.

    Read online: Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes.

    The well established links between poor housing and poor health indicate that housing improvement may be an important mechanism through which public investment can lead to health improvement. Intervention studies which have assessed the health impacts of housing improvements are an important data resource to test assumptions about the potential for health improvement. Evaluations may not detect long term health impacts due to limited follow-up periods. Impacts on socio-economic determinants of health may be a valuable proxy indication of the potential for longer term health impacts.