Housing and Health Action Learning Cohort

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The National Association of Counties (NACo) is excited to announce its 2019 Housing and Health Action Learning Cohort. The Housing and Health Cohort seeks to support counties in their exploration, learning and action in understanding the impact of housing quality, stability, affordability and neighborhood on county health outcomes. Cohort activities are aimed at equipping county officials and staff with the information necessary to make informed decisions towards better housing and health for their residents.

Selected counties will participate in a mix of group in-person and virtual learning and engagement opportunities. Each county team, composed of two to four members, will receive individual and group-based support from NACo staff and experts at the intersection of housing and health equity. Teams will also receive financial support to attend each of the three in-person peer exchanges as part of the cohort. Support for this cohort is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.rwjf.org.

Overview

Goal

The Housing and Health Cohort seeks to support counties in their exploration, learning and action in understanding the impact of housing quality, stability, affordability, and neighborhood on county health outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  1. Equip county officials and staff with the information necessary to make informed decisions towards better housing and health for their residents
  2. Develop individual housing and health roadmaps to assist counties in addressing housing challenges in their communities through a health equity lens
  3. Establish a county peer learning network on the intersection of housing and health

Application Period

August 23-September 20

Cohort Period

October 2019-July 2020

Eligibility

A cross sector team of 2-4 members representing the public health, housing, human services, and community development sectors. At least one team member must be an elected county official. Cohort participation is limited to NACo members

Calendar

The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, September 27. Selected teams will be notified no later than October 7, 2019. The first Housing and Health Action Learning Cohort convening will be held on November 6 in Miami-Dade County Fla. in conjunction with the NACo Large Urban County Caucus Symposium.

The Housing and Health Action Learning Cohort will run from October 2019 – July 2020. To assist with planning and scheduling, a preliminary program calendar is included below. While dates will remain consistent, please note that topics may be subject to change.

2019

September

Applications due by Friday, September 27

October

Applicants notified by October 7

Kickoff calls with accepted cohort teams

November

In-person peer exchange in conjunction with 2019 Large Urban County Caucus Symposium (November 6-8) in Miami-Dade County, Fla. on Wednesday, November 6.

  • Travel and lodging support for up to 3 team members

December

Team Check-In Calls

Webinar #1: Addressing Disparities in Housing Stability

2020

January

Virtual Peer Exchange: From Vision to Action-Operationalizing Your Housing and Health County Roadmap

Cohort Newsletter #1

February

Team Check-In Calls

Webinar #2: Inequities in Housing Quality and Safety

March

In-person peer exchange in conjunction with 2020 NACo Legislative Conference (February 29-March 4) in Washington D.C.

  • Travel and lodging support for up to 2 team members

April

Team Check-In Calls

Cohort Newsletter #2

May

Webinar #3: The Impact of Neighborhood and Location on Population Health

June

Team Check-In Calls

Cohort Newsletter #3

July

In-person peer exchange in conjunction with 2020 NACo Annual Conference (July 16-20) in Orange County, Fla.

  • Travel and lodging support for up to 3 team members
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Housing and Health Action Learning Cohort Application

Housing and Health Action Learning Cohort Application

Part I

Application Information

Cohort Team Lead

Note: The Team Lead will serve as the main point of contact for each county team. This individual will work most closely with NACo staff and coordinate efforts within their respective teams. The Team Lead can be either an elected county official, an appointed official, or county staff member.

Cohort Team Members

Please list the names and email addresses of anticipated cohort team members.*

Each team will be required to have a minimum of two but no more than four members (including the Team Lead), with at least one member being an elected official. We strongly encourage representation from the public health, housing, human services, and community development sectors.

Part II

Narrative Questions

Note: Answers are limited to 4,000 characters (approximately 600 words).

Describe the challenges your county is facing regarding housing. Please include any information about housing quality and safety, housing stability (to include homelessness), affordability and/or neighborhood and location.
Describe the current efforts underway in your county to addressing the housing challenges outlined above.
Cohort activities and learning opportunities will prominently feature discussions around health disparities and health equity. Please describe any work your county has engaged in on racial and socioeconomic issues.
Travel and lodging support is guaranteed for up to 3 team members for the November 2019 and July 2020 in-person convenings and up to 2 team members for the March 2020 in-person meeting. Please detail your county’s ability to support your participation in the cohort program to cover any potential expenses beyond the aforementioned costs.

Part III

Ability to Participate

Can your team support online conferences and meetings? Do you have access to the internet capacity and hardware required to participate? *

(Minimum requirements include internet connection that supports video streaming/web meetings, webcam, microphone & speakers)

Reminder: At least one member of each team applying to the Housing and Health Action Learning Cohort must be an elected county official. Each applicant county must be a NACo member.

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