1. Resources for Native American Heritage Month 2018

    November is Native American Heritage Month (NAHM). NAHM is a national celebration of the rich heritage, cultures, traditions and contributions of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities in the U.S., and a time to raise awareness about AI/AN health gaps and disparities by providing a platform to discuss the...
  2. Youth Thrive™ Survey – Assess Protective and Promotive Factors

    The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) has launched the Youth Thrive™ Survey. This valid and reliable web-based survey measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive™ Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being. Co-designed with youth and young adults and taking less than 15...
  3. One in Six 10- to 17-Year-Olds Nationwide Are Obese, 2018

    This brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) includes new national and state-by-state obesity rates among 10- to 17-year-olds from the 2016 and 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), which uses parent reports of a child’s height and weight to calculate body mass index. Key findings: The national...
  4. Filipino American Mental Health Matters

    Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc (PAFC) & Philippine Embassy, convened an inaugural forum on Filipino American Mental Health in 2018 for discussion around advancing mental health efforts in the Filipino American community. Population of focus: Filipino Americans Links to resource: View the Initial Meeting Report from PFAC View a recording of the webinar PFAC...
  5. Somewhere to Turn: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adoptive and Guardianship Families

    The Adoption Competent Mental Health Guides were recently released in California to help build mental health capacity and competency for post-adoption youth. The guides were created as part of AB 1790, which addressed barriers to the availability of adoption/permanency mental health professionals and created recommendations to remove those barriers. Why does...
  6. 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, 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 and...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...