1. Joining Community Forces to Strengthen and Sustain Human Services

    Families and communities are stronger when they have access to the vital building blocks of health and well-being. Community-based organizations, in partnership with the philanthropic and the government sector, provide those essential building blocks. A National Imperative: Joining Forces to Strengthen Human Services in America is a report commissioned by the...
  2. De Madre a Madre: Empowering Hispanic Mothers-to-Be

    With support from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the De Madre a Madre team developed a series of culturally relevant stories to empower Hispanic mothers-to-be. Pregnancy and caring for newborns can be daunting times of life for new mothers, with unanticipated challenges and obstacles. For the...
  3. Black Women and HIV Prevention Pill PrEP

    Ending the HIV epidemic in Black communities will take multi-faceted, innovative, and intentional approaches. At CROI 2018, new data about PrEP uptake confirmed that of approximately 500,000 Black people who could potentially benefit from PrEP, only 7,000 prescriptions have been filled. This data underscores what has been known for a while: Black communities...
  4. National Prevention Week 2018 Toolkit (May 13 -19)

    National Prevention Week (NPW) is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-sponsored annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health. The observance brings individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities together through local events to raise awareness about the importance of...
  5. NNED Virtual Roundtable: The Impact of Opioid Addiction in Diverse Communities

    On May 9, 2018, on behalf of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the NNED convened a Virtual Roundtable: Voices from the Field on the Impact of Opioid Addiction in Diverse Communities.  In this Roundtable, panelists and participants were invited to discuss opioid addiction and treatment in communities of colors...
  6. Ten Principles for Building Urban Resilience

    Well-planned investments in urban resilience to mitigate the impacts of climate change can also improve a city’s economic performance and livability, a report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) finds. Funded by the Kresge Foundation and the New York Community Trust, the report, Ten Principles for Building Resilience, outlines the...
  7. Empowering Youth Engaging Schools (EYES) Initiative Standing Up to Bullying

    The Empowering Youth Engaging School (EYES) Initiative supports school leaders in effectively addressing bias, bullying, and other hurtful behaviors within their buildings and school communities. This initiative engages and empowers youth and communities to create safer schools by recognizing and reducing bias-based bullying behaviors. The National School Climate Center (NSCC) partners with Facing History and Ourselves (FHO),...
  8. Gathering of Native Americans Builds Resiliency Among Native Youth

    For native youth growing up in cities, feelings of isolation and lack of cultural identity can put them at greater risk for making unhealthy choices, including the use of alcohol and other drugs. To address these risk factors, the Native American Health Center (NAHC) sought to create an opportunity where...
  9. BESAFE Cultural Competency Model for HIV/AIDS Patients

    From the Target Center, Tools for the Ryan White Community, BESAFE is a framework that uses culturally pluralistic content and perspectives based on these six core elements: Barriers to Care, Ethics, Sensitivity of the Provider, Assessment, Facts, and Encounters. The BESAFE series includes guides and promising practices that address cultural...