1. SAMHSA Guidelines Help Media Produce Insightful Stories About Bullying

    The Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention, developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in partnership with a wide range of behavioral health and media experts, provides recommendations for media coverage of bullying. The guidelines are designed to provide journalists, members of the entertainment industry, bloggers, and...
  2. Webinar Recording in English and En Espanol: Barriers & Challenges in meeting the Health Coverage Needs of Latino Youth and Young Adults

    With the creation of the Affordable Care Act, nearly all low-income uninsured Latino adolescents and young adults are now eligible for medical benefits, however, millions still lack coverage. This webinar presents the common barriers, stigmas and challenges that may inhibit enrollment, and offers steps to overcome these barriers. Con la...
  3. Health Coverage and Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives

    American Indians and Alaska Natives face persistent disparities in health and health care, including high uninsured rates, significant barriers to obtaining care, and poor health status. Treaties and laws establish the federal government’s responsibility to provide certain rights, protections, and services to American Indians and Alaska Natives, including health care....
  4. The Affordable Care Act’s New Tools and Resources to Improve Health and Care for Low-Income Families Across the Country

    The Commonwealth Fund’s recently released Scorecard on State Health System Performance for Low-Income Populations finds that people who live in households with below-average incomes are disproportionately at risk for experiencing the shortcomings of the U.S. health care system. With the Affordable Care Act, however, state and local leaders now have...
  5. Health Care in the Two Americas: Findings from the Scorecard on State Health System Performance for Low-Income Populations, 2013

    The Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on State Health System Performance for Low-Income Populations, 2013, identifies opportunities for states to improve their health systems for economically disadvantaged populations and provides state benchmarks of achievement. Analyzing 30 indicators of access, prevention and quality, potentially avoidable hospital use, and health outcomes, the Scorecard documents...