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, 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...
  2. Reframing Adolescent Substance Use and Its Prevention Playbook

    Efforts to build public awareness of the factors that can prevent or mitigate adolescent substance abuse as well as support for evidence-based interventions should include appeals to moral responsibility and an explanation of the harmful effects of substance use on adolescents, a report from the Frame Works Institute suggests. The playbook offers a...
  3. His Health: Raising Culturally Affirming Healthcare Services for Gay Black Men

    His Health is the product of collaboration among Black gay men, healthcare and service providers, public health professionals, federal health agencies, LGBT advocates, and community stakeholders. This dynamic training tool provides continuing education courses led by experts, portraits of innovative models of care, and a plethora of evidence-based resources to support...
  4. Viva PrEP: New Spanish-language HIV Prevention Tool

    El objetivo de Viva PrEP es incrementar la conciencia sobre PrEP como una herramienta efectiva para la prevención del VIH en la extensa comunidad latina, así como aumentar el uso de PrEP dentro de los hombres latinos que tienen sexo con hombres y de las mujeres transgénero. Co-developed by Instituto Familiar de la Raza (IFR) with input from the Latino community, Viva PrEP’s goal is to increase awareness of PrEP as an effective HIV prevention tool in the broader Latino community, as well...
  5. 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...
  6. Indian Sign-Language Dictionary with Academic, Legal, Medical Terms

    There about more then 7 million deaf individuals in India. ISL is important. Yet, until now, it had no published dictionary. Now the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), a government-funded organization, offers the first published ISL dictionary. The project took two years. It includes 3,000 Hindi and...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. De Madre a Madre: Empowering Hispanic Mothers-to-Be

    With support from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the De Madre a Madre team developed a series of culturally relevant stories to empower Hispanic mothers-to-be. Pregnancy and caring for newborns can be daunting times of life for new mothers, with unanticipated challenges and obstacles. For the...