1. Health, Nutrition, and Healthcare Availability 2014

    Teens in the U.S. have more availability of mental health care than they did two years ago, according to a survey from the University of Michigan National Voices Project, but access is not equal in all communities. The University of Michigan National Voices Project was commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg...
  2. Juvenile Drug Courts: A Process, Outcome, and Impact Evaluation

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released “Juvenile Drug Courts: A Process, Outcome, and Impact Evaluation.” This bulletin provides an overview of an OJJDP-sponsored evaluation of juvenile drug court intervention programs, their processes, and key outcomes. The authors examined the effectiveness of nine juvenile drug courts in...
  3. A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care

    A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care is a self-directed training course designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. With growing concerns about racial and ethnic disparities in health and about the need for health care systems to accommodate increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and...
  4. Check-in With You: The Older Adult Hopelessness Screening Program

    Check-in With You: The Older Adult Hopelessness Screening Program (OAHS), developed by Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency, assesses levels of hopelessness in older adults and provides early intervention services to reduce suicide risk, improve quality of care, and prevent the onset of serious mental illness. All adults 55+...
  5. Economic Benefits of Reducing Racial and Ethnic Inequality

    A few decades from now, the nation’s racial and ethnic makeup will be increasingly different than it is today. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the majority of the U.S. population will be people of color by 2043. This change is already happening at the state-level throughout our nation, and...