1. Indian Sign-Language Dictionary with Academic, Legal, Medical Terms

    There about more then 7 million deaf individuals in India. ISL is important. Yet, until now, it had no published dictionary. Now the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), a government-funded organization, offers the first published ISL dictionary. The project took two years. It includes 3,000 Hindi and...
  2. Rural Opioid Educational Resources

    The number of Americans being impacted by the misuse and abuse of opioids has reached epidemic levels. As opioid overdoses become more common, a serious threat continues to be in rural communities that lack the capacity to deal with the issue on their own. The National Organization of State Offices of...
  3. Pathways to Retention in HIV Care Among U.S. Veterans

    Retaining HIV patients in clinical care is a critical component of the HIV care continuum, impacting not only patients’ virologic suppression, but their overall health and wellbeing. Understanding reasons for patient drop-out is therefore important to improve HIV outcomes and reduce transmission. This study used qualitative in-depth interviews with patients...
  4. Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (Updated 2018)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 2018 updated Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit is now available as a free download. The toolkit now features facts for community members, essential steps for first responders, prescribing recommendations, and safety advice for patients and family members. This is an essential tool...
  5. Joining Community Forces to Strengthen and Sustain Human Services

    Families and communities are stronger when they have access to the vital building blocks of health and well-being. Community-based organizations, in partnership with the philanthropic and the government sector, provide those essential building blocks. A National Imperative: Joining Forces to Strengthen Human Services in America is a report commissioned by the...
  6. Supporting Health Equity for LGTBQ and Two Spirit People

    The Indian Health Service (IHS) works to ensure that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Two Spirit (LGBTQ-2S) American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals and their families receive equal access to health services in the communities where they live. IHS carries out this work by providing enhanced resources for...
  7. Juvenile Justice Diversion for American Indian Youth

    The Juvenile Justice Diversion for Tribal Youth Initiative brought together teams of community leaders from eight tribal nations – Cheyenne River Sioux, Lower Brule Sioux, Red Lake Band of Chippewa, and Ute Mountain Ute in 2014-15, and Colorado River Indian Tribes, Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, San Carlos Apache Tribe, and...
  8. Asian Pacific Islanders and Domestic & Sexual Violence

    The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV) recently released a couple of new fact sheets focusing on domestic violence in American Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities. The resources provide a compilation of statistics on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and help-seeking in ethnic-specific communities. Population of focus: Asian Pacific Islander Links...
  9. Black Women and HIV Prevention Pill PrEP

    Ending the HIV epidemic in Black communities will take multi-faceted, innovative, and intentional approaches. At CROI 2018, new data about PrEP uptake confirmed that of approximately 500,000 Black people who could potentially benefit from PrEP, only 7,000 prescriptions have been filled. This data underscores what has been known for a while: Black communities...
  10. City Health Dashboard: Social Determinants of Health Data in 500 Cities

    The City Health Dashboard, an online resource offering interactive insights into clinical data and social determinants of health, now covers 500 cities across the United States. The publicly available tool, developed by the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in partnership with NYU’s Robert...