The Report on the Social Health of Nevada stems from the Justice & Democracy forum on the Leading Social Indicators in Nevada Conference that took place on November 5, 2004, at the William S. Boyd School of Law. The report, the first of its kind for the Silver State, represented a collaborative effort of the University of Nevada faculty, Clark County professionals, and state of Nevada officials. The Social Health of Nevada report was made possible in part by a Planning Initiative Award that the Center for Democratic Culture received from the UNLV President's office for its project "Civic Culture Initiative for the City of Las Vegas."

The Social Health of Nevada (SHN) report currently includes 29 chapters that highlight key areas affecting quality of life in our state – environment, education, poverty, economy, delinquency, housing, disabilities, aging, suicide, infant mortality, child abuse, teen sexuality, labor relations, health access, disease prevalence, problem gambling, sex industry, immigration and ethnic minorities.

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Submissions from 2014

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Behavioral and Mental Health in Nevada, David Caloiaro and Luana Ritch

Submissions from 2012

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Disability Rights and Services in Nevada, Janet S. Belcove-Shalin

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Problem Gambling and Treatment in Nevada, Bo Bernhard and Sarah St. John

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Child Abuse and Neglect in Nevada, Ramona W. Denby

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Income Distribution and Poverty in Nevada, Danielle Ely, Christina Morales, and David R. Dickens Jr.

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Prenatal Care and Infant Mortality in Nevada, Douglas L. Garner, Roger Cleveland, A. Dexter Samuels, and Tiffany G. Tyler

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Health Care Access and Insurance Availability in Nevada, Douglas L. Garner, Marie A. Wakefield, Tiffany G. Tyler, A. Dexter Samuels, and Roger Cleveland

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Sex Industry and Sex Workers in Nevada, Jennifer Heineman, Rachel T. MacFarlane, and Barbara G. Brents

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Aging Trends and Challenges in Nevada, Jennifer Reid Keene, Kathryn McClain, and Jacqueline Ragin

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Religion and Spirituality in Nevada, Ariane G. Mitchum and Michael Ian Borer

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Disease Prevalence and Behavioral Risk in Nevada, Shannon M. Monnat

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Environment and Sustainability in Nevada, Mark J. Salvaggio and Robert Futrell

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Housing Availability and Homelessness in Nevada, Dahn Shaulis, Kathleen Fairchild, and Kurt Borchard

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Addiction and Substance Abuse among Nevada Youths, An-Pyng Sun, Chih-Hsiang Ho, and Larry Ashley

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Art and Cultural Participation in Nevada, Robert Tracy

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Academic Achievement and School Resources, Tiffany G. Tyler, Douglas L. Garner, Marie A. Wakefield, Roger Cleveland, and Sandra D. Owens

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High School Graduation and Dropout Rates in Nevada, Tiffany G. Tyler and Sandra D. Owens

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Teen Sexuality and Pregnancy in Nevada, Tiffany G. Tyler, Marie A. Wakefield, Sandra D. Owens, and Lori Smith

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Crime and Delinquency in Nevada, Brooke M. Wagner, Andrew L. Spivak, Stephanie L. Kent, and Deborah Koetzle

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Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy in Nevada, Jessica K. A. Word and Shauna Davis

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Suicide Trends and Prevention in Nevada, Matt Wray, Tatiana Poladko, and Misty Vaughan

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Immigration and Ethnic Diversity in Nevada, Thomas Wright, John P. Tuman, and Maryam T. Stevenson

Submissions from 2006

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Disability Rights and Resources in Nevada, Janet S. Belcove-Shalin

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Problem Gambling and Treatment in Nevada, Bo Bernhard

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Housing Availability and Homelessness in Nevada, Kurt Borchard

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Income Distribution and Poverty in Nevada, David R. Dickens Jr. and Christina Morales

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Economic Trends and Forecasts for Nevada, Bengte Evenson, R. Keith Schwer, and William Cope

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Environment and the Quality of Life in Nevada, Robert Futrell

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Diseases Prevalence and Behavioral Choices in Nevada, Mary Guinan, Chad L. Cross, and Lawrence Sands

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The Social Health of Nevada, Kenny C. Guinn

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Sex Industry and Sex Workers in Nevada, Kate Hausbeck, Barbara G. Brents, and Crystal Jackson

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Prenatal Care and Infant Mortality in Nevada, Cynthia C. Huth, Phil Nowak, and Chuck Duarte

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Academic Achievement and School Resources in Nevada, Teresa Jordan

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Aging Trends and Challenges in Nevada, Jennifer Reid Keene and Kathryn McClain

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Delinquency and Crime in Nevada, Stephanie Kent and Deborah K. Shaffer

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Mental Health Problems and Needs in Nevada, Kathryn Landreth, Simon Gottschalk, and Carlos Brandenburg

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Taxation Burden and Fairness in Nevada, Bernard Malamud and Marc Hechter

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Teen Sexuality and Pregnancy in Nevada, Marta Meana and Lea Thaler

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Health Care Access and Insurance Availability in Nevada, Charles B. Moseley and Michelle Sotero

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Dropout and Graduation Rates in Nevada, Sandra D. Owens-Kane

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Employment and Labor Relations in Nevada, Anastasia H. Prokos

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Introduction: The Leading Indicators Project, Dmitri N. Shalin

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Addiction and Substance Abuse in Nevada, An-Pyng Sun and Larry Ashley

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Child Abuse and Neglect in Nevada, Denise Tanata and Susan Klein-Rothschild

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Religious and Denominational Problems in Nevada, Noel Tiano

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Art and Cultural Participation in Nevada, Robert Tracy

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Conclusion: Social Capital and the Quality of Life in Nevada, Craig Walton

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Marriage and Family Life in Nevada, Stephen M. Wilson and Jeanne Hilton

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Nonprofits and Philanthropy in Nevada, Jessica Word

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Suicide Trends and Prevention in Nevada, Matt Wray

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Immigration and Ethnic Diversity in Nevada, Thomas C. Wright