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Workshop Abstracts

Name of Session:

Session A 4

The World Health Organization LARES Project: The Link Between Health and Housing in 8 European Cities

Description of Session

A systematic review of health and housing was conducted by the World Health Organization in 8 European cities from 2002–2003. These data provide evidence of the link between specific housing factors and adverse health outcomes and are also being used to estimate the burden of housing-related diseases. This session will present an overview of the Pan-European study and the LARES database, present findings from the study related to risk for depression and falls, and describe the progress toward estimating the burden of disease that can be attributed to inadequate housing. In addition, plans for future WHO health and housing studies will be presented.

Presenter(s) E-mail
Moderator: Professor David Ormandy, PhD

Presenter 1: Mary Jean Brown, ScD, RN

Title of Presentation:Inadequate Light and Risk for Depression and Unintentional Falls

Presenter 2: Edmond Shenassa, ScD

Title of Presentation:Mold and Risk for Depression

Presenter 3: Matthias Braubach, MSc, MPH

Title of Presentation:The WHO LARES Project and Its Implications