1. 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...
  2. How Culture Impacts Mental Health and Informs Recovery

    This is a video collection that examines the intersection of culture and health.  Examining 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...
  3. 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,...
  4. Creating Linguistically and Culturally Competent Suicide Prevention Materials

    This guide is designed to help public health practitioners produce suicide prevention materials for specific cultural and linguistic communities. Developed in collaboration with the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), it is based on their work to adapt suicide prevention materials for a variety of cultural and linguistic populations in...
  5. Disentangling Universal and Cultural-specific Risks to Mental Health Among Asian Americans

    Development-based intergenerational conflict related to separation-individuation is normative and similar across ethnocultural groups. Intergenerational cultural conflict related to acculturation mismatch—where intercultural contact leads parents and offspring to diverge in heritage and mainstream American values and behaviors—is specific to immigrant families. Although development-based conflict does not result in serious psychological distress...
  6. Undetectable=Untrasmittable Gaining Ground in 2017

    The fact that people infected with HIV who are virally suppressed cannot sexually transmit the virus to others is now accepted in the HIV/AIDS community as a result of accumulating evidence since the early 2000s. In early 2016, the Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) slogan was launched by the Prevention Access Campaign to...
  7. Addressing Depression and Stress in African American Men

    The Brother, You’re on My Mind toolkit provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters and partners with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in African American men. The toolkit also aims to communicate the importance of seeking help for mental health problems and...
  8. American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Card

    This guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities. Population of Focus: American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Links to Resource: View the guide from SAMHSA (pdf) View...
  9. LGBTQ Americans Face Widespread Discrimination, Especially People of Color

    A recently released report found that more than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Americans say they or an LGBTQ friend or family member have been subjected to violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This report from National Public Radio, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public...