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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 kind of housing instability, such as falling behind on rent or losing their home. There were higher rates of poor health for both kids and their caregivers and higher rates of food insecurity among kids in families that had experienced housing instability. The authors of the new analysis say it might help to include questions about housing stability in health screenings to identify families in need of help.