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Landlord behavior after receiving pediatrician-generated letters to address poor housing conditions

Y. Lax, G. Cohen, A. Mandavia, S. Morrin, J.R. Avner
JAMA Netw Open

Indoor environmental exposures are detrimental to health outcomes and contribute to childhood morbidity; however, addressing these exposures remains a challenge in pediatric care. To mitigate morbidity associated with poor housing conditions, interventions using community health workers, mobility experiments relocating families, and medical-legal partnerships have proven successful. However, these interventions are often constrained by availability of funding, resources, and time. Using physician-generated letters is 1 strategy applied in medical-legal partnerships that does not require additional funding or resources. In this study, we examined the association between physician-generated housing letters and improvement of poor housing conditions.

Lax Y, Cohen G, Mandavia A, Morrin S, Avner JR. Landlord behavior after receiving pediatrician-generated letters to address poor housing conditions. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(10):e2128527. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28527. PMID: 34613405.

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Publication year
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research
Outcomes
Social Needs/ SDH
Population
Children and Youth
Social Determinant of Health
Housing Quality
Study design
Other Study Design