Author: Stephen Sills

Latest publication from CHCS – Testing residential tap water

Abstract Background In 2015 alone, community water systems serving about 21 million Americans violated the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (US-EPA) water quality standards. While water at community treatment and distribution centers is regularly monitored and tested, little is known about pollutants in the water systems at the household level. Aims This pilot study assessed the...

Housing & Reproductive Justice

SisterSong, a national organization and reproductive justice collective, defines reproductive justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.  Housing insecurity threatens one’s ability to parent their children in a safe and healthy environment. Our panelists will describe the...

Housing Instability & Mental Health

Mental health is correlated with housing in several ways both as cause of housing precarity as well as an effect of poor housing. Studies have shown that mental illness is a predictor of living in a precarious housing situation, and one quarter of the homeless population in America suffer a mental illness. Yet also evictions, temporary housing situations, and poor housing conditions have been shown...