Our home is where we spend the most time, it can be our main capital asset, and the home environment is of huge importance for our health. Young children who spend most of their time inside the home are especially vulnerable. He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme, has received a $4.9 million grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to help improve housing stock – particularly rental properties – for the sake of our children’s health.
Hear the highlights on housing and its effects on health from the research team that won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prize, including our own Philippa Howden-Chapman. Time: Wednesday 15 April 2015, noon-1 pm, Place: Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington, 23a Mein Street, Newtown.
World health, environmental, behavioural and social science experts have launched a major new interdisciplinary scientific collaboration. It aims to empower planners and policy-makers to achieve better health for billions of people living in fast-growing urban areas.
We have a great new programme for the February 2015 Public Health Summer School, with seminars on sustainable urban transport, climate change, and affordable housing. Start the new year with a day of inspiration and learning. Register by 19 December and get an earlybird discount.
Congratulations to our fellow research group, the He Kainga Oranga/ Housing and Health Research Programme, led by Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman, who have won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prize.