1. The Connecticut Commission on Health Equity: Developing, Implementing & Monitoring State Agencies’ Health Disparities Plans

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Black Women’s Health Council Description: The Connecticut Commission on Health Equity (CHE) engages in community awareness and outreach. The commission has the authority to institute actions that contribute to the elimination of health disparities among minorities, women and other populations. The commission targets state agencies that provide...
  2. Youth-Guided, Family-Driven, Strength-Based, Individualized, Collaborative and Culturally Proficient Care for At-Risk Children

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Lookout Mountain Care Management Entity Description: The program is a youth-guided, family-driven, strength-based, individualized, collaborative and culturally proficient approach known as wraparound, coordinated across agencies and providers. Intensive home and community-based services, and peer support provide an alternative to costly out-of-home placements. Children and families have access...
  3. Bullying, Suicide, and Violence Prevention through Digital Storytelling

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Yakama Nation Behavioral Health Description: The program creates awareness around the issues of bullying, suicide, and violence prevention through digital storytelling. Yakama Nation was selected for a SAMHSA grant that funds the project after an analysis of national level data on youth violence, bullying, and suicide. Interviews...
  4. Wellness for Asian Pacific American Project

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS) Description: WAPA (Wellness for Asian Pacific American Project) is a person-centered, collaborative, culturally competent, community-based care system of primary health services, wellness education and activities for underserved, at-risk, limited English proficient (LEP) Asian Pacific American immigrants and refugees with a serious mental...
  5. Health and Wellness Integrated Services and Education Program

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Asian Pacific Family Center Description: The Health WISE program is an innovative community program that offers recovery-oriented, strength-based, and family-focused integrated care to Chinese immigrant consumers with mental illness and physical concerns and/ or substance abuse issues. A multidisciplinary team of counselors, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, case...
  6. Systematically Targeting AIDS Reduction and Treatment

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: International Black Women’s Congress Description: The program’s goal is to provide HIV prevention and education to the underserved and hard-to-reach African American community. The agency is located in the oldest, low-income Black community in Norfolk; surrounded by three public housing developments. The agency is staffed by multigenerational, community-based...
  7. AIDS Care: A Call to Women of Color Social Gathering

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: AIDS Care Description: A Call to Women of Color Social Gathering is a HIV/STD group level prevention intervention targeting women of color primarily African American and Latino women. The intervention curricula focuses on skill building related to sexual behavior, substance use, and health care seeking behaviors. The...
  8. Family and Children’s Place School-Based Therapy Services

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Family and Children’s Place Description: The program utilizes evidence-based therapy models to address behavioral problems such as difficulty focusing, explosive anger outbursts, intrusive sadness, difficulty relating to and interacting with peers, self-esteem issues, bullying, trauma (domestic violence, child abuse), changes in household (parent has new partner, new...
  9. Center for Healthy Independence

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Asian American for Community Involvement Description: The Center for Healthy Independence (CHI) is a self-help center focused on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population offering culturally and linguistically appropriate services. The center is built on Wellness and Recovery concepts, with emphasis on collectivistic, group activities...