Social Determinants of Health Webcast 4: Housing, Communities & Neighbourhoods


MON 23 SEP 2019

What Time?

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM AEST



About the webinar

We all need a home. None of us can go about our lives, raise a family, go to work or stay healthy, without a stable, safe and affordable place to call home. We also need healthy communities by design - access to recreation and open space, healthy foods, medical services, public transit and safe transportation.

Housing, Communities & Neighbourhoods will explore the links between determinants of a healthy living environment and health and wellbeing. Facilitated by Tessa Boyd Caine, CEO of Health Justice Australia, a panel will explore social and economic responsible public policy for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage.

Get to know:

• the evidence linking health and planning
• how to advocate for a fair and equitable housing system where low income Australians have access to safe, secure and affordable housing
• how to identify vulnerable families and pathways to care 

Meet your speakers
Panelists are subject to change

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Tessa Boyd-Caine, CEO Health Justice Australia
Tessa Boyd-Caine has worked in health, criminal justice and human rights organisations in Australia and internationally. She was previously Deputy CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service and is the recipient of the inaugural Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Nonprofit Leadership. Her PhD was published as a book, Protecting the Public? Detention and Release of Mentally Disordered Offenders, by Routledge in 2010.

Kate Colvin, Policy Director, Council for Homeless Persons

John McKenna, Chair, Community Housing Industry Association NSW

Carolyn Curtis, CEO of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI)      

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This Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation webcast series is delivered in partnership with Social Futures and Health Justice Australia.


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