Managing health conditions begins at home

Posted on December 20, 2018

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On the Dec 7 2018 edition of PBS News Hour, John Yang interviews Dr. Stephen Sills of the Center for Housing and Community Studies regarding the link between poor housing and asthma:

“Greensboro’s efforts are part of a growing interdisciplinary approach, attacking the causes of conditions like asthma to try to improve health and reduce medical costs.

Stephen Sills is a University of North Carolina-Greensboro sociologist. He looks for patterns in asthma cases using data from the Cone Health system, the city’s major hospital operator and a partner in the project.

Then he uses Google Maps Street View to plot substandard housing.”

Watch the entire segment here:

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