1. Sustaining Grassroots Community-Based Programs: A Toolkit for Community- and Faith-Based Service Providers

    This toolkit is designed to help grassroots community-and faith-based organizations develop sustainable organizations and program services. The toolkit provides helpful information to guide sustainability planning efforts, samples of tools, and actual fill-in the-blank “planning templates” and worksheets. The toolkit is organized in six, stand-alone, how-to components: Introduction Organizational Assessment and Readiness Effective Marketing Strategies Financial Management...
  2. Addressing Homelessness Among Transgender Youth

    This report compiles existing research in order to provide an overview of the demographics of transgender homeless youth, their experiences while homeless, and the factors that contribute to homelessness and housing instability among this community. It also outlines a series of recommendations for federal, state, and local policymakers to meet...
  3. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Homeless Adults with Mental Illness

    A homeless person with mental illness has a 24.5 per cent chance of having a heart attack, a fatal or non-fatal stroke or sudden cardiac death over 30 years, said Dr. Agnes Gozdzik, a research associate in the Center for Research in Inner City Health of St. Michael’s Hospital. That...
  4. Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected

    While efforts to address the school-to-prison pipeline tend to focus on boys and young men of color, girls and young women of color also face many of the same challenges, a report from the African American Policy Forum and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies finds. The report,...
  5. Discrimination-Related Stress Effects on the Development of Internalizing Symptoms Among Latino Adolescents

    Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. These mental health outcomes were more pronounced among Latino teens born in the U.S. to immigrant parents, as opposed...
  6. State of the States: Poverty and Inequality Report

    Conventional national statistics conceal dramatic state-level differences in poverty, income inequality, and economic mobility, a report from the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality finds. The 2015 edition of the center’s State of the States: Poverty and Inequality Report (61 pages, PDF) found broad differences at the state level in...
  7. The State of Latinos in the Deep South: Challenges & Opportunities

    Latinos/Hispanics continue to be one of the fastest growing population in Southern states, and the entire nation. The Southern region faces unique challenges and opportunities for Latinos in all areas that impact the overall state of Latino day-to-day life and health conditions. The Latinos in the Deep South Program of...
  8. Applying Proven Strategies to Reduce Racial & Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System

    This webinar was offered to states participating in the initiative “Improving Diversion Policies and Programs for Justice Involved Youth with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders: An Integrated Policy Academy/Action Network Initiative.” This initiative is an effort to increase the number of youth with co-occurring mental and substance use...