Health Impact Team (HIT)
The Health Impact Team at the Center for Housing & Community Studies is a community outreach team that focuses on building partnerships with community residents and organizations to address housing conditions that contribute to both environmental and social determinants of health.
We employ federal work study and grant funded students dedicated and enthusiastic about health, housing, and community engagement.
Team members currently coordinate outreach and direct service in communities disproportionately impacted by asthma, by a high precedence of lead paint in homes, and by substandard housing conditions, as well as high poverty and eviction rates.
While engaging with the community, they collect surveys on health and housing conditions and provide information about resources and programs in Guilford County that work to alleviate the targeted challenges. The Housing Navigator works with community members identified by the Team to increase equitable access to available resources. Students also participate in general health and housing education and outreach at community events.
The team includes:
- Full-time Housing Navigator/ Project Coordinator
- Masters and Undergraduate Public Health and Social Work Interns
- Team of up to 15 students trained in
- Canvassing and outreach
- Leadership Training & Community-Engagement
- Asthma triggers, lead hazards, and basics of healthy homes
- Resource navigation