Housing and poverty: determinants of health, present and past

This Inside Housing article confirms the housing and health links that EHPs continue to address in their work, as they have done since the 1840s. Covid-19 housing work is currently an urgent issue: https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/insight/the-housing-pandemic-four-graphs-showing-the-link-between-covid-19-deaths-and-the-housing-crisis-66562?utm_source=Ocean%20Media%20Group&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11575108_IH-THE-FRIDAY-LONG-READ-29-5-2020-GR&dm_i=1HH2,6W3ES,NX6NC2,ROCH0,1 For more on environmental health housing interventions in history, see: 1848-1914 - https://municipaldreams.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/tackling-the-slums-part-1/ 1914-1939 - https://municipaldreams.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/tackling-the-slums-addison-and-the-sanitary-inspectors-part-2-1914-1939/ I am also still looking … Continue reading Housing and poverty: determinants of health, present and past

Journals of a Pandemic: a collective writing project

EHRNet followers may be interested in contributing to the following that our museum colleagues are leading on: We’re documenting the impact of the Covid-19 on our lives. Journals of a Pandemic is a collective writing project to bring together personal impressions and experiences. The focus is on the written word as a means for recording … Continue reading Journals of a Pandemic: a collective writing project

Environmental health workforce matters…

I’m not a great fan of social media, but a wonderful thing happened recently on Twitter (see @EHRNet_2012 where I’ve tried to document highlights)… there were the beginnings of a debate on, wait for it, what’s happening to the environmental health workforce…. I’m no longer very well connected with EHPs, but enriched by Twitter and … Continue reading Environmental health workforce matters…

Free Half Day Workshop. Housing and Health: Private Rented Sector Licensing, 3rd March, London

Public Health and Housing Network. Free Half Day Workshop. Housing and Health: Private Rented Sector Licensing What: A half day workshop on Housing and Health: Private Rented Sector Licensing. When: 3rd March. 12.30pm-4.00pm. Where: Mary Ward House: 5 - 7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN. https://www.marywardhouse.com/contact-us Who: Anyone interested in housing and health (local government, … Continue reading Free Half Day Workshop. Housing and Health: Private Rented Sector Licensing, 3rd March, London

Housing and health study day at Middlesex University 10th February

Description This study day is aimed at students from Nursing, Nursing and Mental Health, Social Work, and Public Health from Middlesex University, as well as researchers and health practitioners in these fields. The design of our built environment – the spaces in which we live and work – is increasingly recognized as an important factor … Continue reading Housing and health study day at Middlesex University 10th February

New CIEH guidance on excessive cold enforcement in housing

Today CIEH published their updated CIEH guidance on excess cold enforcement. The new guidance covers all aspects of making an excess cold assessment, including consideration of heating systems, insulation, ventilation, as well as appropriate heating in HMOs and how to make an appraisal of enforcement actions available. Most importantly, this update includes topics such as … Continue reading New CIEH guidance on excessive cold enforcement in housing