Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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State Capitol,Room 411-South 
2 E. Main St.
Madison, WI 53703

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Sam Austin
Evidence-Based Health Policy Project - UW-Madison Population Health Institute

The Other Half of Health:
An Introduction to Social Determinants
Part II: Housing

Due to high interest in this event, we have had to start a waitlist for general public attendance. Legislators and staff interested in attending should contact Sam Austin at svaustin@wisc.edu.


Our health is not only driven by what happens in a doctor's office, or by our habits or behaviors, but also by the conditions in which we live, grow, work, and learn. Collectively these are referred to as the the social and environmental determinants of health, and include the following factors:

Income and Employment
Family and Social Support
Community Safety
Air and Water Quality
Housing and Transit

Join us for the second in a series of Capitol briefings that will address to how each of those factors impact health, and current state and national information on each factor. The first of the sessions dealt with family and social support; the next in this seris will discuss the intersection of housing and health, including information on housing stability in Wisconsin, current initiatives to improve health through addressing housing, and considerations for policymakers.

Stay tuned for updates on speakers for this panel.


The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project works to connect research and expertise generated at the University and elsewhere into the state health-policymaking process, to improve the health or our state. The project is a partnership of the UW Population Health Institute, the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison, and the Wisconsin Legislative Council. Funding provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Program, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and the UW-Madison Chancellor's Office.