1. Building a Society for Social Justice

    The thirty richest people in the United States are worth $792 billion, yet 633,000 Americans are homeless during the winter. Inequalities exist in nearly every corner of the country. Added together, they reveal broader systemic injustices tied to lack of economic opportunities, education, justice and healthcare. But millions of professionals...
  2. Health Equity Change Makers Toolkit

    Through Heath Equity Change Makers, the Office of Minority Health is sharing compelling personal stories that illustrate the far-reaching impact of health disparities – and the ways that we all, as individuals, in our families and communities, and as a nation – are making change happen every day. This toolkit is...
  3. Trauma Informed Community Building

    Trauma is a set of normal human responses to stressful and threatening experiences (National Center for PTSD, 2007). Low-income and public housing residents may experience cumulative trauma resulting from daily stressors of violence and concentrated poverty, as well as historic and structural conditions of racism and disenfranchisement (Collins, et al.,...
  4. Addressing Depression and Stress in African American Men

    The Brother, You’re on My Mind toolkit provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters and partners with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in African American men. The toolkit also aims to communicate the importance of seeking help for mental health problems and...
  5. American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Card

    This guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities. Population of Focus: American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Links to Resource: View the guide from SAMHSA (pdf) View...
  6. The State of Mental Health in America 2018

    For the fourth year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health in America Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. This year, Massachusetts came out on top overall with Nevada coming in...
  7. All Kinds of Minds: Shattering Mental Illness Preconceived Notions

    This TED playlist All Kinds of Minds has powerful stories that shatter preconceived notions about mental illness, and pose the provocative question: What can the world learn from different kinds of minds? A tale of Mental Illness — from the Inside: A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story...
  8. LGBTQ Americans Face Widespread Discrimination, Especially People of Color

    A recently released report found that more than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Americans say they or an LGBTQ friend or family member have been subjected to violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This report from National Public Radio, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public...
  9. Connecting the Dots: Addressing and Preventing Multiple Types of Violence

    Connecting the Dots is a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) training on shared risk and protective factors across multiple forms of violence. Combined with evidence-based practices, Connecting the Dots will help users implement prevention strategies and address risks in the context of the home environment, neighborhood, and...
  10. Sakhi for ending violence against South Asian Women

    Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. They unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives. Founded in...