CHAS eNews: August 2017

POLICY BRIEFS: Sleep Disturbance, Social Isolation, and Systemic Inflammation;¬†Religious Restrictions on Women’s Health Referrals; SERVICE DELIVERY INNOVATIONS: Advanced v. Basic Life Support Outcomes; ANNOUNCEMENTS: CHAS Welcomes Four New Fellows; MISC:...

Neighborhood Social Status and Health

Where a person falls within a society’s social stratification is directly related to that person’s health. This association has been well-proven on a macro level, but few researchers have checked to see whether the pattern continues on smaller scales....

Computerized Suicide Risk Assessment

CHAS Fellow Robert D. Gibbons and colleagues have developed a new tool for suicide risk screening which claims accurate results in approximately two minutes. The Computerized Adaptive Test Suicide Scale (CAT-SS) is an automated assessment which was able to...

Community Trust as a Public Health Concern

CHAS Fellow Alan Zarychta has connected social context to individual health in Honduras. Through a spatially-based research approach, Zarychta observed that reciprocal trust among neighbors is necessary for the development of psychological and material mechanisms...