Campaign to look at connection between health, housing

Ponca City Now - June 12, 2015 7:53 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Housing and how it impacts health outcomes will be the focus of the next meeting of the Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign.

The group will also discuss the role of accessible legal services in health improvement when it meets on June 25.

Guest speakers will include Wanda DeBruler, who will discuss the impacts of affordable housing on health, where housing resources are located and what can be done to connect health and housing policy. DeBruler has worked to help provide services to low-income residents throughout the United States.

Other guest speakers include Michael Figgins and April Merrill who will discuss the partnership between medical and legal services as one in five Oklahomans have a legal need which is negatively impacting their health.

The public is welcome to attend the group’s meeting.

 

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