Health

Paterson Housing Authority Launches Vaccination Incentive Program for Section 8 Residents

12.1.21

From TAP into Paterson:

"The Housing Authority of Paterson (PHA) and the Paterson Division of Health are partnering to offer unvaccinated resident participating in the PHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) $100 per family member over the age of five that gets the vaccine.

"Extensive science tells us that getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent contracting COVID-19," Irma Gorham, PHA Executive Director, said. "Where vaccinated patients have gotten COVID-19, the impact has been much less severe."

Share Your PHA's Maternal Health Initiatives in Advance of White House's Maternal Day of Action on December 7

11.29.21

CLPHA has been in conversation with ​Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) staff in the Executive Office about future work promoting maternal health equity, particularly postpartum care. The Biden-Harris administration is hosting a Maternal Day of Action on Tuesday, December 7.

HHS has asked us to identify PHAs and community partners working on maternal health initiatives, particularly those that are just launching or have big developments coming out soon to be a part of the announcement.

Public Housing Authorities Better Serve Residents through Cross-Sector Approaches

11.18.21

 Public housing authorities know that providing stable housing is only the first step in helping families thrive. A comprehensive approach that combines health, education, and housing programs has shown to dramatically improve life outcomes for low-income families. Public housing authorities have been in the vanguard developing cross-sector initiatives for their residents, who represent extremely low-income and vulnerable populations.

Atrium Health details plans for $1.5 billion ‘innovation district’ around med school (INLIVIAN)

11.17.21

From the Charlotte Observer:

Atrium Health provided new details Tuesday on plans for its billion-dollar “innovation district” surrounding the city’s future medical school, including the hospital system’s request for $75 million from the city and county. Plans for the district include a mix of research facilities, residential buildings and retail shops surrounding the med school. The district will be located near the intersection of McDowell and Baxter streets.

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A Novel Pilot Brings Vertical Farms to Public Housing (Jersey City Housing Authority)

11.2.21

From Bloomberg:

A public housing community in Jersey City received an unusual amenity earlier this month: an indoor farm that will produce 550 pounds of free leafy greens a year. It’s the first of 10 aeroponic farms that will be installed across the city in a novel pilot program called ​​Healthy Greens JC that aims to tackle food insecurity by merging technology, education and food access.

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