1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. IMARA: Family-based HIV Prevention Program for African American Teens and their Mothers

    Informed, Motivated, Aware, and Responsible about AIDS (IMARA) is a family-based HIV prevention program that helps African American teenagers and their mothers work together to address risk behavior, improve parent-teen communication, and practice conflict resolution.  IMARA aims to reduce the incidence of HIV in black female populations through strengthening family...
  4. 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...
  5. Resources for National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2018 (March 20)

    National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage Natives (American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians) across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get involved in prevention and get treated for HIV and AIDS. HIV awareness and consistent, widespread access...
  6. La’au Lapa’au: Preserving Ancient Hawaiian Healing Practices

    Laʻau lapaʻau is a traditional medical practice, as defined by the World Health Organization: “Traditional Medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the...
  7. Pathways to Health Equity in Communities

    In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of...
  8. How Culture Impacts Mental Health and Informs Recovery

    This video collection examines the intersection of culture and health: the differences in predisposition, stigmas surrounding mental health, barriers to conversations and care, and approaches to wellness and recovery. Links to Resource: Challenges and Rewards of a culturally-informed approach to mental health: Dr. Jessica Dere explains how culture makes a...
  9. An Authentic Collection of Diverse People and their Stories

    TONL seeks to transform the idea of stock photography by displaying images of diverse people and their stories around the world. These voices and this visibility matter. Photography and storytelling can help humanize and hopefully diminish the stereotypes and prejudice against black and brown people, especially. TONL wanted to challenge the stale,...