1. Health Literacy Tools and Guidance from the CDC

    People prefer plain language—especially when it comes to their health. That is why October’s Health Literacy Month is a great time to highlight the importance of using plain language to improve health literacy. A cornerstone of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) work in HIV, “health literacy” is someone’s ability to...
  2. Mommy Mentors Help Fight The Stigma Of Postpartum Mood Disorder

    According to the American Psychological Association, almost 15 percent of moms suffer from a postpartum mood disorder like anxiety or depression, making maternal mental health concerns the most common complication of childbirth in the U.S. And even though these mental illnesses affect millions of women each year, new research shows 20 percent of...
  3. Community Engagement, Precision Medicine, and Native Health

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a new toolkit, called Community Engagement, Precision Medicine, and Native Health. This health equity toolkit was developed to implement what was learned from American Indian / Alaska Native communities about their perceived risks and benefits of participation in the NIH All of Us...
  4. Mental Health Services for Latino Youth: Bridging Culture and Evidence

    Because one in four Americans under the age of 18 is Latino, UnidosUS frames the current lack of widespread services as a national concern that potentially can be reformed through funded research and policy. The report recommends reaching Latino youths by using tactics such as hiring bilingual, culturally competent practitioners...
  5. Recommendations to provide gender-affirmation treatment for transgender individuals

    The Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline on the treatment for gender-dysphoric/gender-incongruent people, commonly referred to as transgender, to develop the physical characteristics of the affirmed gender. The guideline, entitled “Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” was published online and will appear in the...
  6. PBS NewsHour: America Addicted

    PBS NewsHour has started a new series titled, “America Addicted” that explores every aspect of the opioid crisis in detail. The four-part series contains multiple eyewitness accounts and expert testimonies on the causes, results and treatment of opioid use, and the impact of race on the public’s reaction to the...
  7. Arts and Minds: Creatively improving Mental Health

    Arts and Minds is the leading arts and mental health charity in Cambridgeshire with a national reputation for contributing to the evidence base and policy developments around non clinical interventions for medical conditions. The charity has been running weekly art workshops for people experiencing depression, stress or anxiety for the past...
  8. Prevent Medicine Abuse Toolkit

    National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month launches in October. Teenagers and adults are abusing products such as over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine. CADCA’s Online Rx Abuse Prevention Toolkit contains facts, strategies and tools to prevent and reduce teen Rx medicine abuse in your community. This newly revised toolkit is based on CADCA’s Seven...