How strong is a chain? When can a civilization be deemed advanced, cultured? In the ER, we treat the sickest patents first- the medical triage. Without it, chaos ensues: life-threatening conditions are treated as inconsequential, minor injuries are sent to the head of the queue. In the end, no one wins; everyone loses. Precious lives are lost; loves are lost. Now consider the social triage. Who are our social triage nurses? How are we really doing? How do we best do this?