Chronic Stress and Environmental Contamination

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An online training intended for public health professionals working with communities affected by environmental contamination. The training contains four chapters that can be completed together or individually.

  • Chapter 1: The Biology of Psychological Stress
    Explores the concept of psychological stress and how it affects us and our health.
  • Chapter 2: Chronic Stress and Environmental Contamination
    Focuses on why environmental contamination can be a source of chronic stress.
  • Chapter 3: Understanding Resilience
    Looks at how resilience plays a role in a community’s ability to cope with the stress caused environmental contamination.
  • Chapter 4: From Knowledge to Action
    Discusses ways to tailor public health activities to support psychosocial health. Includes two stories from the field.

This training is also available through CDC TRAIN. After completing the training on CDC TRAIN, learners can receive a certificate of completion.

Page last reviewed: November 30, 2021