1. Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools in Native Communities

    The National Indian Education Association (NIEA), a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening Native education, released a handbook entitled Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools in Native Communities. For nonprofit organizations working within Native communities and those considering starting charter schools, the handbook provides several key insights to understanding the...
  2. Trauma and Resilience Center on PTSD: Breaking New Ground with Veterans

    The UTHealth Trauma and Resilience Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) offers a team-based, integrated approach to the behavioral health needs of veterans and their families. At the Trauma and Resilience Center, the multi-disciplinary concept expands choices provided to veterans as well as their spouses and...
  3. Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) Available Data

    The Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) released a Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets and Other Data-Related Resources, which compiles dozens of public datasets and resources pertinent to research in the areas of health disparities and social determinants of health (SDoH). This Compendium includes datasets from the following federal agencies...
  4. Fifty Years On, African Americans Still Face Disadvantages

    Fifty years after the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders — better known as the Kerner Commission — delivered a groundbreaking report to President Lyndon B. Johnson citing the lack of economic opportunity in African-American communities as a chief cause of civil unrest in the country, African Americans are still economically disadvantaged compared...
  5. Reframing Adolescent Substance Use and Its Prevention Playbook

    Efforts to build public awareness of the factors that can prevent or mitigate adolescent substance abuse as well as support for evidence-based interventions should include appeals to moral responsibility and an explanation of the harmful effects of substance use on adolescents, a report from the Frame Works Institute suggests. The playbook offers a...
  6. RISING SUN: Measuring Effectiveness of Suicide Prevention Rural & Tribal Communities

    Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups – Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN) is an initiative of the 2015-2017 US Arctic Council Chairmanship. RISING SUN has produced a number of useful tools, including an online toolkit. This toolkit was designed to help clinicians, communities, policymakers, and researchers measure the impact and effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts in...
  7. Engaging New Allies in the Health Equity Movement

    This report summarizes highlights and recommendations that emerged from Health Equity Initiative’s 2018 Summit Innovation Think Tanks. The Think Tanks format was instrumental to facilitate a consultative process and enabled summit participants to develop a shared vision on four important themes, which the Summit explored also via panel discussions: Strategies...
  8. 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report

    In 2012, the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) groundbreaking research, Growing up LGBT in America, reported on the experiences of over 10,000 LGBTQ-identified youth aged 13-17 and painted a stark picture of the difficulties they faced. Since 2012, LGBTQ Americans have seen tremendous strides toward equality and inclusion in the workplace,...