Did You Know?

May 21, 2021
Did You Know? When a harmful substance is present in air, water, or soil at elevated levels, the experience can be stressful for community members. In these situations, both chronic stress and exposure to environmental contaminants can increase people’s risks for health problems. Public health professionals can use the 3 Keys Framework to develop strategies that validate communities’ experiences, offer support, help them manage stress, and build resilience. 3 Keys Framework---recognize, prepare, and partner. Explore our Community Stress Resource Center at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/stress.

Did You Know? is a feature from CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support that provides data, findings, and infographics for public health professionals. We invite you to read, subscribe, and share! Be sure to subscribe to Did You Know?

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Page last reviewed: May 21, 2021