1. 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...
  2. Supporting Health Equity for LGTBQ and Two Spirit People

    The Indian Health Service (IHS) works to ensure that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Two Spirit (LGBTQ-2S) American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals and their families receive equal access to health services in the communities where they live. IHS carries out this work by providing enhanced resources for...
  3. Juvenile Justice Diversion for American Indian Youth

    The Juvenile Justice Diversion for Tribal Youth Initiative brought together teams of community leaders from eight tribal nations – Cheyenne River Sioux, Lower Brule Sioux, Red Lake Band of Chippewa, and Ute Mountain Ute in 2014-15, and Colorado River Indian Tribes, Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, San Carlos Apache Tribe, and...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  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,...