1. Building the Evaluation Capacity of Local Programs Serving American Indian/Alaska Native Populations

    This report describes the activities of 34 tribal communities served by the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) under SAMHSA’s Science to Service Initiative conducted between 2010 and 2014. The locally-developed programs addressed substance abuse and associated factors both causal (primarily historical trauma) and consequential (primarily suicide). The report...
  2. Prognostic Significance of Depression in African Americans With Heart Failure

    Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in black heart failure patients, a new study finds. Researchers assessed depression symptoms — such as difficulty with concentration, a lack of energy and feelings of hopelessness or helplessness — in nearly 750 black patients with heart failure. About one-third...
  3. Positive Youth Development: Using Strengths to Address Alcohol Abuse and Suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth

    This information brief introduces prevention practitioners to the positive youth development framework as an effective approach to preventing alcohol abuse and suicide among Native youth. Prevention practitioners working in Indian Country can use this resource to inform their prevention planning and guide their selection of effective prevention interventions. Population of...
  4. Pre-Enlistment Mental Disorders and Suicidality among New US Army Soldiers

    Two new studies suggest that while individuals enrolling in the armed forces do not share the exact psychological profile as socio-demographically comparable civilians, they are more similar than previously thought. The first study found that new soldiers and matched civilians are equally likely to have experienced at least one major...