Health Impact Assessment
LocationCharlottesville, VA
ClientUniversity of Virginia

SNCC partnered with the Harvard School of Public Health and the UVA Schools of Public Health and Architecture to assess how the built environment in tribal housing impacts health outcomes. The impact assessment examines health and built-environment data from tribal areas nationwide and reveals unsurprising links between the importance of designing good housing and community spaces for combating chronic respiratory infections, alcoholism, depression, sexual abuse, suicide, tuberculosis, diabetes, and related ailments. This was a remarkable collaboration as it directly addressed the ways in which architects and planners can work more productively with public health professionals to guarantee better outcomes for tribal communities.