1. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in collaboration with the HHS/Office of Minority Health, is hosted a NNED Virtual Roundtable, Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys: An Urgent Conversation, to increase awareness about the mental health needs and vulnerabilities of African American boys...
  2. Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 (September 15 – October 15)

    Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) takes place every year from September 15 to October 15. During this month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) joins the national celebration of the achievements and contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. In 2018, OMH will focus its efforts on raising...
  3. Telemental Health Services – College Counseling from a Distance

    The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) has released a guide for deciding whether and when college students should engage in telemental health services. The guide outlines the benefits and limitations of telemental health services for college students, and helps higher education administrators and mental health professionals discuss and weigh...
  4. Honoring Health – Suicide Prevention Resources for Native Populations

    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all Americans and the 2nd leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 10 and 34. Native communities bear the largest burden of suicide among all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, with Native youth being disproportionately affected. In...
  5. Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health

    Since 1965 the foreign-born population of the United States has swelled from 9.6 million or 5 percent of the population to 45 million or 14 percent in 2015. Today, about one-quarter of the U.S. population consists of immigrants or the children of immigrants. Given the sizable representation of immigrants in...
  6. Voter Registration Toolkit for Behavioral Health Clinics and Non-profits

    Over the years, community mental health and addiction treatment centers have proven their strength and ability to shape political outcomes. Most recently, mental health and addiction issues proved to be very important as Congress debated health care reform in 2017. Throughout that yearlong process, it was evident: lawmakers value your...
  7. Balancing ACEs with HOPE

    The adverse childhood experiences (ACE) study clearly linked early childhood experiences to lifelong behavioral, emotional, and physical outcomes. This Digital Dialogue from the Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) introduces the concept of HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences, and explores a new public health...
  8. Making the Invisible Causes of Population Health Visible

    Making the Invisible Causes of Population Health Visible: A Public Health Consequence, August 2018 by Sandro Galea MD, DrPH, and Roger D. Vaughan DrPH, MS was published in July of 2018 in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). Below is an excerpt: As we continue to promote causal thinking in population health, we note that...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...