Housing for Health – the guide
has been developed, co-ordinated and funded by Healthabitat. We acknowledge the generous support from a range of experienced and skilled contributors who have given their time and expertise to develop the Guide’s content and online format.
Healthabitat notes that the Guide has as its base 28 years of work with Indigenous Australians. We hope that, using the principles developed in Australia within 10 years, Housing for Health – the guide, will be the directory for anyone in the world wanting to improve any environment-related health issues by giving detailed guidance on designing, building and maintaining the living environment to improve safety and health.
Housing for Health the guide:
- aims to preserve the history and intent of the three editions of the National Indigenous Housing Guide
- acknowledges the direct contribution of thousands of skilled people in the planning and completion of Housing for Health projects, from 1998 to the present, that allows the data in the Guide to be made available
- makes available the data from over 7,500 Indigenous houses tested and improved around Australia during Housing for Health projects to improve new house design, construction and maintenance
- will continue to link housing and health issues and move towards an international application of the Healthy Living Practices and expand the guide slowly to incorporate lessons learnt from projects in Nepal, USA, New Zealand, Bangladesh, United Kingdom and other parts of the world
- will strengthen and expand the prioritised health links to make them applicable to medical professionals around Australia and internationally
- demonstrates the ‘problem’ environments and the solutions using graphics, pictures and video.
- will be accessible on-line to expand the Guide’s reach and it’s capacity to adapt.
- will be interactive, encouraging editing, addition and changes by those using the Guide to increase it’s relevance.
Behind the Guide, the design and production team
Design and Production
|Heleana Genaus||Design and Production co-ordinator|
|Jarrad Langdon||Web site designer – Jala Design|
|Greg Norman||Architectural co-ordination with Jed Long and Kathryn Moir|
|Justine Hill||Housing data analysis and interpretation developed for consideration at the Review|
|David Donald||Content editing prior to the Review|
|Geoff Barker||Detailed comments prior to the Review|
|Dr Paul Torzillo||Development of the health story and supporting references|
The Launch of the Guide October 2013
|The Fed Hollows Foundation||Thanks to the management and staff of the Foundation for hosting the event and promotion of the Guide.|
|Dr Norman Swan||Medical journalist and broadcaster, thanks for launching the Guide|
|Dr Lilon Bandler||Medical doctor at the Sydney Medical School|
|The Building and Social Housing Foundation, UK||Partner organisation of the Guide – thanks for their video link, introduced by Isobel Ashford|
|ARCHIVE, USA||Partner organisation of the Guide – thanks for their video link, introduced by Peter Williams|
|Simon Forbes||Video production for the Guide launch and filming of the launch.|
The Review Team
This team of highly skilled and experienced people gave their time to review the Guide contents and develop ideas for communicating the contents of the Guide. Many others who could not be present at the 2 day review session sent in contributions and suggestions. We thank them all.
|Adrian Welke||Troppo Architects and HH R&D program|
|Adriano Pupillo||Architect and HH R&D program|
|Christian Tietz||Industrial designer – Design Lab and HH R&D program|
|Dave Donald||Architect and community housing specialist|
|Geoff Barker||pmd architects and HH R&D program|
|Glen Rodgers||Zero C|
|Greg Norman||pd architects and HH R&D program|
|Jeff Standen||NSW Ministry of Health, Aboriginal Environmental Health Branch|
|Stephan Rainow||Nganampa Health Council and HH Director|
|Ruth Elvin||Centre for Appropriate Technology Alice Springs|
|Tim Sowerbutts||QSRC – Statistician and HH R&D program|
|Victor Donker||Graduate student documenting the review|
|Shalini Gandhi||Graduate student documenting the review|
|Amira Vijayanayagam||Graduate student documenting the review|
|Jemima Mowbray||Graduate student documenting the review|
|Andrew Broffman||Tangentyere Design|
|David Bridgman||Mode Designs|
|David Havercroft||NT Shelter|
|David Hewitt||NT Shelter|
|James Davidson||James Davidson Architects|
|Jan Berriman||Central Australian Affordable Housing Company|
|Justine Hill||Architect and HH researcher|
|Mike Last||Landscape architect|
|Tony Davies||Engineer and HH R&D program|
|Scott Robinson||Essential Services Officer Kalka / Pipalyatjara|
|Tess Mcpeake||Previous experience with housing and health guidelines|
|Stephen Smythe||Previous experience with housing and health guidelines|
|Su Groome||Previous experience with housing and health guidelines|
Advice on the Guide
|Karin Richards||Finance and project management|
|Kerry Bennett||retired lawyer and friend of Healthabitat|
The Housing for Health team and those living in the houses.
There would be no Guide content without the Housing for Health project staff working nationally since 1998. We thank the hard working staff, at times numbering well over 1,000 people, who have been testing and fixing houses. Over 75% of the team have been local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people trained and assisted by skilled managers and team leaders.
The local work has been complemented by over 400 trade teams as well as dedicated program bureaucrats, in the areas of housing and health, at state and national levels.
We also thank the 50,000+ people that have welcomed the project into their houses.
VIDEO: Paul Pholeros – Director, Healthabitat Speaking about the brilliant people that make Housing for Health projects and the Guide possible
Supporters of the Guide
The Guide has been partly supported by generous donors who contribute to the work of Healthabitat and wish to remain anonymous.