Department of Social and Behavioral Health News
Housed in the UNLV School of Public Health, the Department of Social and Behavioral Health is made up of faculty who are engaged in research that brings the community to the forefront through the development and evaluation of community based programs that promote health and prevent disease. Health education, health communication, and study of the social determinants of health and health disparities are essential to this area. Students in social and behavioral health are prepared to take on roles that help identify high-risk behaviors or trends in specific populations, and help to propose solutions that aim to improve overall public health in these communities.
Current Social and Behavioral Health News
Manoj Sharma receives Community Engagement Award for his work to provide access and delivery of health care to marginalized groups.
A roundup of news stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made headlines locally, nationally, and globally.
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made headlines locally, regionally, and internationally.
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
Infectious disease expert Brian Labus' hopes and concerns as UNLV's spring semester starts.
Social and Behavioral Health In The News
Ramesh Chand, a 42-year-old chartered accountant in Delhi, woke up in the morning at 4 am with severe pain in the jaw so hard that he thought it would explode. He woke his wife and before they could do anything about it, he became unconscious. His wife called the ambulance and upon arrival at the hospital, he was declared dead. Cause: coronary heart disease.
The Huntridge Family Clinic, the largest LGBTQ+-centered medical clinic in Southern Nevada, announced its temporary closing in April after a decade because of increased staffing costs, but hopes to be able to reopen by the end of the month.
As we observe a stress awareness month in April, there is cause for concern in India’s context. Stress has reached alarming levels in India. A recent survey conducted by Cigna TTK Health Insurance found that 89% of Indians reported being stressed.
At one point or another most people experience stress which the World Health Organization defines as a state of worry or mental tension and how the body responds to that.
Americans spend more on prescription drugs than any other country. One of the agendas of the Biden-Harris Administration has been to focus on lowering prescription drug prices and making them more affordable for American families.
The fear of Covid-19 virus may have vanished in thin air, with health planners and citizens in India treating it as an “almost-over case”. But it is not. Given the news about long-term Covid infection still rattling many around the world, there is one worrying factor. It is the deep impact the virus has left on the mental health of many, including in India, where the population is ageing, underserved by the health care system, and is uninformed and poor. While we kept analyzing Covid-19 impacts primarily from business, jobs and economy angles, the pandemic has, in fact, exposed the fragility of the health system in India. Further, Bill Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, in his latest 304-page book, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic, talks about these fragile health systems and the need to develop a strong infrastructure to combat pandemics in the future.