SPH Narrative Month
Recommended Reading from SPH Community
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni share favorite public health-related reads.
Adolescent Dating Violence Fuels Re-Victimization in Adulthood
Prevalence of adult intimate-partner violence for adolescent victims was 29 percent at five-year follow-up.
Strong Alcohol Policies Lead to Fewer Drunk-Driving Deaths Among Youth
[VIDEO] Half of all young people killed in car crashes driven by someone who has been drinking.
More Emergency Room Efforts Needed to Identify Opioid Overdose Risks
[VIDEO] Clearer direction needed for distributing naloxone overdose kits.
Complex issues require comprehensive solutions.
Only in the context of social and cultural factors can complex health issues be truly understood. From unhealthy behaviors to gender-based health differences, where and how we live profoundly impact public health concerns. At the Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS), we apply both social and behavioral sciences to enhance the health and well-being of communities and promote health equity.
Our faculty members represent a diversity of scholarly expertise. Among their many interests are improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities; applying scientific theories and evidence from the field to develop interventions and policies tailored to diverse communities; teaching courses that emphasize assessment, intervention, communication, advocacy, and community-based research and practice; broadening student understanding of the factors that shape community health and how to improve it; exploring how disparities impact health in sexual and other minorities; and promoting social change.
Community Health Sciences News
Community Health Sciences Calendar
12:00 pm- 12:50 pm
Engaging Men in Violence Prevention: Evidence from Bangladesh Presented by Nafisa Halim, PhD, MA(s)CT462
4:30 pm- 6:00 pm
Coming Soon to a Career Like Yours: Public Relations, Advertising, and Public HealthR115
4:30 pm- 6:50 pm
Health Communication & Promotion Special ColloquiumCT-460A
- Published On 3/1/2017Cole M, and Avery M. Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, A Profile of Birth Center Use in the US and the Potential Demand for Birth Center Use in the Future.Cole M, and Avery M. Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes.
- Published On 2/1/2017UpToDateOut-of-Hospital Birth
- Published On 2/1/2017Selection bias and relationships between alcohol consumption and mortality.Addiction (Abingdon, England)read at PubMed
- Published On 1/25/2017Re-victimization after adolescent dating violence in a matched, national sample of youthJournal of Adolescent Health
- Published On 1/4/2017Should U.S. physicians support the decriminalization of commercial sex?AMA Journal of Ethicsread at Custom
- Published On 1/1/2017Effects of a School-based Intervention on Middle School Children's Daily Food and Beverage IntakeHealth Behavior and Policy Reviewread at Custom
- Published On 1/1/2017In Reply.Obstetrics and gynecologyread at PubMed
- Published On 12/31/2016Addiction MedicineAlcohol: Screening and brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol consumption
- Published On 12/31/2016Screening for unhealthy use of alcohol and other drugs. In UpToDateread at Custom
- Published On 12/31/2016Substance Use and Specific Health Care Settings: Substance use disorders in primary health care. In Saunders JB, Conigrave KM, Latt NC, Nutt DJ, Marshall EJ, Ling W, Higuchi S (Eds). Addiction Medicine, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.