Housing for Health the Guide - LAUNCH
Healthabitat has produced The Guide as a free, interactive, online publication to improve health by ensuring the better design, construction and maintenance of housing and the living environment. This was launched with the support of The Fred Hollows Foundation, Dr. Norman Swan and many supporters and long time contributors to community projects.
Housing for Health the guide was officially launched on Wednesday Oct 02, 2013 11:00AM at The Fred Hollows Foundation. Introduced by FHF CEO Brian Doolan, guests heard about the history of the work from Dr Lilon Bandler, the links between health and housing from Dr. Paul Torzillo, a call to action from Dr. Norman Swan before getting a brief cooks tour of the guide from Paul Pholeros.
Norman speaks about : linking crap houses to health, starting a new housing conversation, community involvement and the house as an essential part of health. http://www.housingforhealth.com
Guests also heard about the international relevance of The Guide from Isobel Ashford from The Building and Social Housing Fooundation, UK and Peter Williams of Archive Global, New York which you can watch here.
Healthabitat would like to thank The Housing for Health team and those living in the houses...
There would be no Guide content without the Housing for Health project staff working nationally since 1998. We thank the hard working staff, at times numbering well over 1,000 people, who have been testing and fixing houses. Over 75% of the team have been local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people trained and assisted by skilled managers and team leaders.
The local work has been complemented by over 400 trade teams as well as dedicated program bureaucrats, in the areas of housing and health, at state and national levels.
We also thank the 50,000+ people that have welcomed the project into their houses.
Live recording of the full event
During the event we streamed live to people watching all over the country and overseas.
SHORT INTERVIEWS ABOUT THE GUIDE
Speaking on how the Guide links to the international SAFE strategy for eye health
Speaking about how the Guide and housing data gives a place to start improving health