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He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme, examines and clarifies the links between Housing and Health. Although the association between poor housing and ill health is known, the links that make up the causal chain have until recently been poorly understood.

Conducting our own studies and examining existing evidence enables us to identify and evaluate housing-related interventions to improve individual, family and community health. Our multi-disciplinary team has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative disciplines.

We are based at the University of Otago, Wellington. We are funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand and Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Recent News

  • Produced by researchers from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, and the University of Otago, the Housing, Health, and the Well-being of Children study uses Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) data from 2010/11 to investigate the relationship between indoor damp, mould, cold, and household crowding and the health outcomes of young children exposed to those conditions in Aotearoa. Please Read for more details.
  • An interview with Dr Kimberley O'Sullivan about the cost and functionality of electricity in New Zealand. https://thespinoff.co.nz/partner/flick/31-08-2021/how-the-new-zealand-electricity-market-works-and-what-needs-to-be-fixed/
  • A Massey University study, in collaboration with He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme at University of Otago, shows relatively low-cost modifications in homes can prevent 31 per cent of fall injuries. Read more here.
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