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. Toolkit for Living Well with Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic condition that affects the body’s red blood cells. Early signs and symptoms of sickle cell disease include swelling of the hands and feet; symptoms of anemia, including fatigue, or extreme tiredness; and jaundice. Over time, sickle cell disease can lead to complications such...
  3. Fifty Years On, African Americans Still Face Disadvantages

    Fifty years after the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders — better known as the Kerner Commission — delivered a groundbreaking report to President Lyndon B. Johnson citing the lack of economic opportunity in African-American communities as a chief cause of civil unrest in the country, African Americans are still economically disadvantaged compared...
  4. Engaging New Allies in the Health Equity Movement

    This report summarizes highlights and recommendations that emerged from Health Equity Initiative’s 2018 Summit Innovation Think Tanks. The Think Tanks format was instrumental to facilitate a consultative process and enabled summit participants to develop a shared vision on four important themes, which the Summit explored also via panel discussions: Strategies...
  5. Women of Color Health Databook, Fourth Edition

    By 2043, the United States is predicted to become a majority “minority” nation of Hispanics and other non-whites, including African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Asians/Pacific Islanders. By 2050, women of color will represent 53 percent of the total U.S. female population. Introduced in October 2014, by The Office of Research...
  6. Making Connections: Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Men and Boys

    Making Connections for Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Men and Boys is a national initiative to transform community conditions that influence mental wellbeing. Populations of focus include men and boys of color, veterans, military members, and their families. Sixteen coalitions in rural, urban, and suburban locations across the U.S. are...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...