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. National Opioid Misuse Community Assessment Tool

    Prescription and illicit opioids killed more than 42,000 Americans in 2016, more than five times the number in 1999. The toll of the epidemic is so great that it contributed to the first decline in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. To better understand the national opioid crisis and inform effective conversations...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools in Native Communities

    The National Indian Education Association (NIEA), a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening Native education, released a handbook entitled Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools in Native Communities. For nonprofit organizations working within Native communities and those considering starting charter schools, the handbook provides several key insights to understanding the...
  6. RISING SUN: Measuring Effectiveness of Suicide Prevention Rural & Tribal Communities

    Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups – Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN) is an initiative of the 2015-2017 US Arctic Council Chairmanship. RISING SUN has produced a number of useful tools, including an online toolkit. This toolkit was designed to help clinicians, communities, policymakers, and researchers measure the impact and effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts in...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Strengthening Systems of Care and Learning with Native Communities From Birth to Career

    Supporting the development of responsive educational systems that provide a place-based, culturally appropriate education for young Native American children can help ensure their academic and social success at a foundational age, a report from the American Indian College Fund finds. The report, Tribal College and University Childhood Education Initiatives: Strengthening Systems of Care...