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August 2014

Targeting Housing Mobility Vouchers to Help Families With Children

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 3Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 4Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(8):695-696. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.668

In its recent call to action, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America1 noted that nearly one-fifth of all Americans live in unhealthy neighborhoods that are marked by limited job opportunities, low-quality housing, pollution, limited access to healthy food, and few opportunities for physical activity, and that nearly half of black children live in unhealthy areas of concentrated poverty.

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