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Editorial
March 9, 2020

Associations Between Federal Rental Housing Assistance and Childhood Asthma—A Renewed Call for Investing in Housing for Health

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  • 1Children’s HealthWatch, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of General Academic Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(6):525-526. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.6272

In this issue of JAMA Pediatrics, the findings of Boudreaux et al1 suggest that federal rental assistance for families with low incomes may be important for reducing emergency department visits for asthma. This study adds to the increasing body of research on the ways in which housing assistance is associated with health and has implications for housing and health care policies, especially given the emergence of value-based care and housing and health partnerships.

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