1. The Southeastern Health Equity Report Card

    The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) has released the first Health Equity Report Card for the Southeastern region! Some of the key findings include: In the Southeast, the percentage of racial and ethnic minorities with health insurance is lower than the national average. All Southeastern states scored an “F” in...
  2. African American Health Disparities Compared to Non-Hispanic Whites

    Racial and ethnic health disparities undermine our communities and our health care system. Communities of color are more likely to suffer from certain health conditions, and they are more likely to get sicker, have serious complications, and even die from these conditions. This infographic shows some of the more prevalent...
  3. Congolese and Somali Beliefs about Mental Health Services

    Despite high levels of traumatic exposure, refugees often do not seek mental health services upon resettlement. The purpose of this study was to examine both concepts of mental illness in addition to attitudes and beliefs about treatment as well as potential barriers to accessing mental health services. To that end,...
  4. Strategies for Behavioral Health Organizations to Promote New Health Insurance Opportunities in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new health care options for Americans. The ACA brings affordable health insurance coverage and expanded access to mental health and substance use disorder services to millions of Americans. Community outreach and enrollment efforts can play a vital role in making sure that uninsured individuals...
  5. Strategies for Behavioral Health Organizations to Promote New Health Insurance Opportunities in Latino and Hispanic Communities

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new health care options for Americans. The ACA brings affordable health insurance coverage and expanded access to mental health and substance use disorder services to millions of Americans. Community outreach and enrollment efforts can play a vital role in making sure that uninsured individuals learn...
  6. Strategies for Behavioral Health Organizations to Promote New Health Insurance Opportunities in African American Communities

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new health care options for Americans. The ACA brings affordable health insurance coverage and expanded access to mental health and substance use disorder services to millions of Americans. Community outreach and enrollment efforts can play a vital role in making sure that uninsured individuals...
  7. Strategies for Behavioral Health Organizations to Promote New Health Insurance Opportunities in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released new outreach and enrollment strategy briefs that include examples that have been successful in minority communities. Each brief offers 10 outreach and enrollment strategies behavioral health organizations can use to introduce new health insurance options as a result of...
  8. 2014 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

    While Americans overall are living longer and healthier lives, large gaps remain between the healthiest and least healthy counties, a study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute finds. Now in its fifth edition, the 2014 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps ranked counties...
  9. Reducing Health Care Disparities: Where Are We Now?

    This issue brief gives a general overview of how the field of health care disparities has evolved in recent years to identify emerging perspectives, progress and current activity, and outstanding needs. The paper focuses specifically on health care disparities, while recognizing that these are obviously also intertwined with broader efforts...