Community Stress Resource Center

The experience of long-term environmental contamination, such as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, can contribute to psychological and social stress in affected communities. While it is normal for some community members to feel stress in these situations, chronic stress can affect their health.

This Resource Center provides guidance and tools for reducing stress and building resilience in communities during public health responses to environmental contamination. Use it to better understand and address each community’s unique practical, informational, social, and emotional needs.

Page last reviewed: March 23, 2021