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Healthy and Affordable Housing

November 21, 2019

Our homes are key to our health, yet an estimated six million American homes are in substandard condition, and tens of millions more have one or more health or safety hazards. Furthermore, an increasing number of Americans are not able to afford housing and as a result, homelessness is becoming a national crisis in many parts of the country. Law and policy solutions are needed to improve access to healthy, affordable housing, particularly for low-income and marginalized communities.

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Tribal Health

November 21, 2019

The role of tribal public health law is vital for the future of tribal populations given significant health disparities that continue to affect the lives of tribal members. Compared to citizens of other races in the United States, American Indians and Alaska Natives have been documented as having significantly higher rates of chronic disease, such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, as well as higher rates of mortality from these diseases and from cancer.

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