1. Affordable Care Act: What Native Youth Need To Know Toolkit

    With the passing the Affordable Care Act, American Indian and Alaska Native individuals (AI/AN) received unprecedented access health care systems. Special benefits and protections specifically codified for improved access to quality healthcare systems were put in place for AI/AN’s. The National Indian Health Board works daily with a variety of...
  2. Increasing Cultural Competence to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) has released Tools from the CAPT: Increasing Cultural Competence to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities. This collection of hands-on tools and worksheets will help suicide prevention practitioners better understand and address the relationship between...
  3. Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Suicide: Understanding Subgroup Differences to Inform Interventions

    Sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth are disproportionately affected by suicide-related thoughts and behaviors relative to their heterosexual and/or non-transgender peers. Theory and empirical evidence suggest that there are unique factors that contribute to this elevated risk, with distinguishable differences among SGM subgroups. Although SGM youth suicide prevention research is in its nascence,...
  4. Sesame Street for Military Families

    Sesame Street for Military Families is a free, bilingual (English and Spanish) website where families can find information and multimedia resources on the topics of military deployments, multiple deployments, homecomings, injuries, grief, and self-expression. Sesame Workshop’s Military Families Initiatives — Talk, Listen, Connect As many as 700,000 children under the...
  5. Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Insights from the Field

    Latino seniors are likely to lack retirement savings, access to health insurance, and affordable housing, a report from the National Hispanic Council on Aging finds. Based on a literature review, community forums, and a survey, the report found that Latino seniors also face high rates of food insecurity, Type 2...
  6. Preventing and Responding to Suicide Clusters in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

    Between 2009 and 2011, two tribal communities located approximately 3,000 miles apart—an American Indian tribe on a reservation in New Mexico and a group of closely knit Alaska Native villages in western Alaska—experienced clusters of youth suicides. Across these communities, 25 young people, all American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN), took their own lives. At least 28...
  7. Compartiendo Esperanza: Speaking with Latinos about Mental Health

    Lack of information and misconceptions surrounding mental health issues prevent many members of the Latino community from getting the help and support they need. Compartiendo Esperanza is a bilingual 90-minute presentation that can help increase mental health awareness in Latino communities by addressing a number of important topics: The signs...