1. National Veteran Health Equity Report

    The National Veteran Health Equity Report details patterns and provides comparative rates of health conditions for vulnerable Veteran groups. Specifically, this report is designed to provide basic comparative information on the sociodemographics, utilization patterns and rates of diagnosed health conditions among the groups over which the VHA Office of Health Equity (OHE)...
  2. Incorporating Traditional Fitness and Indigenous Foods into Tribal Communities

    The Bad River Tribe designed three curriculums to support their children’s programming in the Birch Hill Housing Community that better reflect and culturally support healthier lifestyles: Ancestral Diet Curriculums for Kids, Ancestral Eating Recipes, and Indigenized Fitness for Kids.  These curriculums could be utilized or adapted by tribal communities to...
  3. Amigos y Amantes: Animating HIV Prevention for at-risk Spanish Speakers

    El Centro de Educación de Trabajadores, in partnership with Pride for Youth, Circulo de la Hispanidad, and The Prevention Collaborative created a Spanish-language resource, Amigos Y Amantes. This website is an interactive online educational intervention focused on HIV prevention for at-risk Spanish speaking members of the Latinx community. It includes animated content, as...
  4. Women Veterans and Homelessness After Military Service

    Women veterans are the fastest-growing demographic of homeless veterans in America today. Far from being a well-understood phenomenon, most people would be hard-pressed to even include women veterans in the overall picture of veteran homelessness — or recognize their unique risk factors and survival strategies. There’s no solid sense of...
  5. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Toolbox

    Find tools that help states, tribes, and communities use IECMHC to promote the mental health and school readiness of young children from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Toolbox offers free interactive planning tools, guides, videos, and other...
  6. 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey: Reports on the Experiences of Black Respondents and Latino/a Respondents

    The National Center for Transgender Equality, Black Trans Advocacy, and National Black Justice Coalition released the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey: Report on the Experiences of Black Respondents. This report focuses on the unique experiences, including behavioral health disparities, of the 796 survey respondents who identified as black or African-American. Nearly half (47 percent) of black...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...