Condemning Asthma, Not Homes

Posted on November 20, 2018

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In the Nov 13 2018 edition of Shelterforce, Brett Byerly discusses the ways Greensboro Housing Coalition has used findings from the Center for Housing and Community Studies:

“Cone Health provided data about asthma hospitalizations and emergency department visits to CHCS, which was able to analyze which census blocks and neighborhoods the patients were coming from. CHCS researchers found that the level of asthma hospitalizations and ER visits coming from the Cottage Grove community was significantly higher than what would be expected based on the size of the population living there. In fact, it was roughly 120 times higher. The majority of ER and hospital visits coded with a respiratory diagnosis from Cottage Grove came from the Avalon Trace apartments. “

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