1. Acknowledging Race in Addressing Racial Discipline Disparities

    This briefing paper highlights recommendations for school administrators and educators for facilitating conversations about race to address racial discipline disparities. This is the fourth in a series of briefing papers on disparities in school discipline. This research follows the school discipline guidance package that the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and...
  2. The Role of Medicare and the Indian Health Service for American Indians and Alaska Natives: Health, Access and Coverage

    Relative to the overall U.S. population, American Indians and Alaska Natives face persistent disparities in health status, access to health care, and other socioeconomic disadvantages, including higher rates of poverty. Even with Medicare coverage, American Indians and Alaska Natives who are age 65 and older or who are living with...
  3. The Role of Perceived Discrimination during Childhood and Adolescence in Understanding Racial and Socioeconomic Influences on Depression in Young Adulthood

    An investigation into factors related to disparities of depression in young adults has found that higher parental education — which has a protective effect for white youth — can also increase the risk of depression for black youth. The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) study published online in the Journal of...
  4. Incorporating Racial Equity into Criminal Justice Reform

    This briefing paper has reviewed trends in racial disparity in the criminal justice system, identified its causes, and presented a selection of best practices from past reforms. Criminal sentencing for racial minorities – both in its vast scale and its disproportionate rate relative to whites – has been harmful to public safety and...
  5. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on LGBT Communities

    This report looks in detail at the health insurance experiences of LGBT people with incomes less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) in 2014, the first year after the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage expansion began with the start of open enrollment through the...
  6. Military Veterans’ Experiences with Suicidal Ideation: Implications for Intervention and Prevention

    The authors of this study sought to understand veterans’ experiences with suicidal ideation. They conducted semistructured interviews with 34 veterans that addressed circumstances leading up to disclosure of suicidal ideation during brief clinical assessments. The authors used an iterative, inductive and deductive thematic analysis approach. Results revealed three pervasive, persistent domains that reinforce the...
  7. A Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by Drugs

    This video series features programs and practices that integrate Native stories and cultural traditions to help children, families, and communities in Indian Country to heal from substance abuse-related trauma. Tribal leaders, service providers, and survivors share testimonials and practices to inform, guide, and inspire tribal communities as they work to...