1. The Role of Social Support and Social Context on the Incidence of Attempted Suicide Among Adolescents Living in Extremely Impoverished Communities

    The authors of a longitudinal study of African American youth living in extremely impoverished neighborhoods found that they had a nearly 36-percent risk of attempting suicide by the time they reached the age of 20. The risk of attempting suicide rose as the children entered adolescence and then remained fairly...
  2. Development of a Composite Trauma Exposure Risk Index

    The high burden of exposure to chronic life adversities and trauma is quite prevalent, but assessment of this risk burden is uncommon in primary care settings. This calls for a brief, multiple dimensional mental health risk screening tool in primary care settings. We aimed to develop such a screening tool...
  3. Cumulative Burden of Lifetime Adversities: Trauma and Mental Health in Low-SES African Americans and Latino/as

    This study examined the utility of a lifetime cumulative adversities and trauma model in predicting the severity of mental health symptoms of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. The authors also tested whether ethnicity and gender moderate the effects of this stress exposure construct on mental health using multigroup structural...
  4. Suicide in the City: Do Characteristics of Place Really Influence Risk?

    The city where an individual lives can influence the risk of dying by suicide, according to a new study from sociologists at Rice University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. “Suicide in the City: Do Characteristics of Place Really Influence Risk?” appears in the latest edition of Social Science...
  5. Demographic Characteristics and Health Behaviors among a Diverse Group of Adult Hispanic/Latino Males in the United States

    Reducing health disparities in the nation is a goal for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Affordable Care Act is making important strides toward meeting that goal. About 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health insurance coverage since the provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect, including...
  6. Trends in Indian Health: 2014 Edition

    Trends in Indian Health contains tables and charts describing the Indian Health Service program and the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Information pertaining to the Indian Health Service (IHS) structure, American Indian and Alaska Native demography, patient care, and community health are included. Historical trends are depicted,...
  7. Best Practices in HIV Prevention: Translating Innovation into Action

    On September 27, 2013, the National LGBT Health Education Center hosted a summit of 15 experts to discuss the most innovative and evidence-based HIV prevention strategies and how to implement these strategies into clinical practice. The summit brought together leaders in HIV prevention research, education, policy, and community engagement to...
  8. Incidence of HIV infection in Young Gay, Bisexual, and other YMSM

    HIV infections continue to rise in a new generation of young, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (YMSM) despite three decades of HIV prevention as well as recent availability of biomedical technologies to prevent infection. In the U.S., it is estimated that 63% of incident HIV...