1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Recommendations to provide gender-affirmation treatment for transgender individuals

    The Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline on the treatment for gender-dysphoric/gender-incongruent people, commonly referred to as transgender, to develop the physical characteristics of the affirmed gender. The guideline, entitled “Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” was published online and will appear in the...
  5. PBS NewsHour: America Addicted

    PBS NewsHour has started a new series titled, “America Addicted” that explores every aspect of the opioid crisis in detail. The four-part series contains multiple eyewitness accounts and expert testimonies on the causes, results and treatment of opioid use, and the impact of race on the public’s reaction to the...
  6. Prevent Medicine Abuse Toolkit

    National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month launches in October. Teenagers and adults are abusing products such as over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine. CADCA’s Online Rx Abuse Prevention Toolkit contains facts, strategies and tools to prevent and reduce teen Rx medicine abuse in your community. This newly revised toolkit is based on CADCA’s Seven...
  7. Improve Sleep, Improve Overall Outcomes

    Almost all behavioral health disorders co-occur with sleep problems, which can result in more severe symptoms and a slower recovery.  myStrength is here to help with self-care resources for sleep disorders, including uniquely integrated tools for related health issues like anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, chronic pain, and overall well-being. Sleep issues impact: Up to...
  8. Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women

    This report was developed as part of an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to examine prevention, treatment, and recovery issues for women who misuse opioids, have opioid use disorders (OUDs), and/or overdose on opioids. Since this work began in...