Entries by CHW Staff

The Burden of a Late Rent Check Can Harm the Health of Both Parents and Kids

There’s been quite a bit of research linking financial insecurity to poor health outcomes. The connection is, on its face, an obvious one, as a depleted checking account can cause stress, which can manifest in our bodies and minds. A new study by researchers at Boston Medical Center furthers that unfortunate connection: It finds housing instability, including chronically late […]

Housing instability negatively affects the health of children and caregivers

When families don’t have stable housing, their risk of struggling with poor health outcomes and material hardships, such as food insecurity, increases, according to a new study from Children’s HealthWatch. Researchers surveyed over 22,000 families and found that one third of low-income renters were housing unstable, which was associated with negative impacts on their health.

Housing instability negatively affects the health of children and caregivers

BOSTON – When families don’t have stable housing, their risk of struggling with poor health outcomes and material hardships, such as food insecurity, increases, according to a new study from Children’s HealthWatch. Researchers surveyed over 22,000 families and found that one third of low-income renters were housing unstable, which was associated with negative impacts on […]

STAT Morning Rounds Newsletter

New Children’s HealthWatch research featured in STAT’s Morning Rounds newsletter. —- Unstable housing impacts children’s health Housing instability can have an impact on the health of kids and their caregivers, according to new research published in Pediatrics. Researchers followed more than 22,000 low-income families who rented their home over five years. One-third of those families reported some […]

Can’t Pay the Rent? Kids’ Health May Suffer

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Millions of American families struggle to find and keep stable housing — and the fight to do so may end up harming kids’ health. Researchers found that when families faced various types of “housing instability,” moms had a higher risk of depression and kids were more likely to […]

Unstable Housing and Caregiver and Child Health in Renter Families

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate how 3 forms of housing instability relate to caregiver and child health among low-income renter households. METHODS: Caregivers of children 0 to 48 months of age were interviewed in 5 urban medical centers from May 2009 to December 2015. Caregivers reported on the following: caregiver health, maternal depressive symptoms, child’s health, lifetime […]

FRAC: ResearchWire

Check out Food Research and Action Center‘s inaugural issue of ResearchWire. ResearchWire is a newsletter focused on the latest research, reports, and resources from government agencies, academic researchers, think tanks, and elsewhere at the intersection of food insecurity, poverty, the federal nutrition programs, and health. Rich Sheward, our Deputy Director of Innovative Partnerships was featured as a […]