This Tool Kit was developed by NAHC to help advocates inform
national and local resource allocation, planning, and prevention and
health care practice through the use of tools and strategies that employ
research findings to demonstrate the link between housing and health for
persons at risk of or living with HIV/AIDS.
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A growing body of
research examines the relationship of housing status to HIV
prevention and care. In 2005, The National AIDS Housing
initiated the National Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit as a
new forum for the presentation and discussion of research
findings relevant to HIV/AIDS housing policy and practice, and
the development of data-driven advocacy strategies.
held in October 2006, brought together 160 researchers, policy
experts, and housing providers and consumers, representing
twenty-four states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian
convened the Third National Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit
in March 2008, in Baltimore, Maryland, in collaboration
with the Department of Health, Behavior and Society of the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health. For more information on the Housing
Research Summit and to purchase Summit Series products, please visit our
Research findings presented at the Housing and HIV/AIDS Research
Show that homelessness and unstable housing
are strongly linked to…
Studies also show strong and consistent
correlations between improved housing status and…
Reduction in HIV/AIDS risk behavior
Better access to medical care
Improved health outcomes
Savings in taxpayer dollars.
Tool Kit was developed by NAHC to help advocates inform national
and local resource allocation, planning, and prevention and health care
practice through the use of tools and strategies that
employ research findings to demonstrate the link between housing and
health for persons at risk of or living with HIV/AIDS.
The Tool Kit webpage is
divided into three main sections:
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Policy Took Kit and the National Housing & HIV/AIDS Research Summit
Series are projects of the Visioning and Advocacy Committees of the
National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC). The National
AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC) is a 501(c)(3)
organization formed in 1994 to assert the fundamental right of all
persons living with HIV/AIDS to decent, safe, affordable housing and
supportive services that are responsive and appropriate to their
Development of the Policy Tool Kit was made possible by a grant from
Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Botein and Ginny Shubert of
Shubert Botein Policy Associates
helped develop the Tool Kit.
Works provided assistance with graphic design.