1. 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...
  2. Health Equity Change Makers Toolkit

    Through Heath Equity Change Makers, the Office of Minority Health is sharing compelling personal stories that illustrate the far-reaching impact of health disparities – and the ways that we all, as individuals, in our families and communities, and as a nation – are making change happen every day. This toolkit is...
  3. 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...
  4. Sakhi for ending violence against South Asian Women

    Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. They unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives. Founded in...
  5. Amigos y Amantes: Animating HIV Prevention for at-risk Spanish Speakers

    El Centro de Educación de Trabajadores, in partnership with Pride for Youth, Circulo de la Hispanidad, and The Prevention Collaborative created a Spanish-language resource, Amigos Y Amantes. This website is an interactive online educational intervention focused on HIV prevention for at-risk Spanish speaking members of the Latinx community. It includes animated content, as...
  6. Project Venture: A Positive Youth Development Program

    Project Venture is a Positive Youth Development approach, with a unique culturally-based group development process and does not focus on deficits, but on the positive behaviors and healthy lifestyles that National Indian Youth Leadership Project (NIYLP) wants young people to choose. Project Venture is a year long sequence of challenges and growth...
  7. Health Literacy Tools and Guidance from the CDC

    People prefer plain language—especially when it comes to their health. That is why October’s Health Literacy Month is a great time to highlight the importance of using plain language to improve health literacy. A cornerstone of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) work in HIV, “health literacy” is someone’s ability to...
  8. Community Engagement, Precision Medicine, and Native Health

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a new toolkit, called Community Engagement, Precision Medicine, and Native Health. This health equity toolkit was developed to implement what was learned from American Indian / Alaska Native communities about their perceived risks and benefits of participation in the NIH All of Us...
  9. Mental Health Services for Latino Youth: Bridging Culture and Evidence

    Because one in four Americans under the age of 18 is Latino, UnidosUS frames the current lack of widespread services as a national concern that potentially can be reformed through funded research and policy. The report recommends reaching Latino youths by using tactics such as hiring bilingual, culturally competent practitioners...