“Advocacy Saves Lives: Housing as Health” showcases how our work with the Pennsylvania Health Action Network (PHAN) helped them build a Housing as Health coalition and get other Pennsylvania advocates and consumers, including those from housing organizations like Project HOME, a seat at the table with Pennsylvania lawmakers to discuss the vital importance of housing stability on health. 

As the video’s title suggests, this kind of consumer-driven advocacy is a lifesaver. It is also an under-realized strategy for collaborative and innovative approaches to promoting policy that supports housing as a means to improve the health of people with complex care needs. The video highlights the importance of engagement by and for consumers and the powerful contributions that people sharing their lived experience can bring to these efforts.