Birth Outcomes Improved Through Expect With Me Group Prenatal Care
Expectant mothers who received group prenatal care through Expect With Me, a program co-developed by the Yale School of Public Health, had significantly better birth outcomes than their peers receiving traditional one-on-one prenatal care, a new study finds.
3 Essential Questions: HIV/AIDS and the Fight Against Disparities
Yusuf Ransome, Ph.D., studies how social, economic and cultural determinants influence racial/ethnic- and geography-related disparities in the HIV care continuum, using factors such as social capital and religion, faith and spirituality.
Yale psychologist: How to cope in a world of climate disasters, trauma and anxiety
Climate change anxiety results in intense emotions that are valid. Dr. Sarah Lowe, clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health, shares advice for when to recognize that anxiety has become problematic.Source: CNBC
Dr. Daniel Carrión joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss inequities in global energy access and how an increase in heat waves is worsening this injustice.
In a new study, researchers compared life in a country where LGBTQ folks encounter strong stigma with that in a country where stigma against them is low. The upshot: The risk of depression and suicide dropped significantly when gay men moved to a more tolerant country.Source: US News and World Report
One Answer to High Veterans’ Suicide Risk—Social Support
Those who expressed a greater sense of optimism about life and who received more emotional support from loved ones at the start of the study were less likely to develop suicidal thoughts and more likely to stop having these thoughts over the study period.Source: YaleNews
FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Collaborates With School of Medicine to Promote Clinical Trials Diversity
Yale made great strides in this area at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the work now being funded will build on that work by further refining approaches to building trust and participation in clinical trials in diverse communities across the country.
NIH Funds $11.8 Million Research Center at Yale on Opioid Use Disorder, Opioid Misuse, and Chronic Pain
A team of researchers bridging the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine, the Yale Department of Psychiatry and the Yale School of Public Health were recently awarded an $11.8 million grant through the NIH Helping End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative. The grant will support the establishment of a research center to advance integrated treatments for chronic pain and opioid use disorder or opioid misuse.
Empowering Black Girls May Help to Reduce Drug Use, YSPH Study Finds
Black girls make up a relatively small portion of the overall drug-using population. But their health consequences are more severe than most: Reproductive issues, fertility issues, sexually transmitted infections and trauma exposure are all obstacles they face at statistically higher rates compared to their peers.