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  1. SAMHSA Guidelines Help Media Produce Insightful Stories About Bullying

    The Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention, developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in partnership with a wide range of behavioral health and media experts, provides recommendations for media coverage of bullying. The guidelines are designed to provide journalists, members of the entertainment industry, bloggers, and...
  2. What do Immigrant Families Need to Know About the Marketplace?

    When the Affordable Care Act takes effect January 1, many – but not all – immigrant groups will have expanded access to insurance coverage. A new fact sheet from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) details what immigrant families, and their healthcare providers, need to know to enroll...
  3. The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid

    The expansion of Medicaid eligibility to nearly all low-income adults is a core component of the coverage provisions in the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA Medicaid expansion provides a link between new private coverage options available through either Health Insurance Marketplaces or employers and the existing Medicaid program,...
  4. Health Coverage and Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives

    American Indians and Alaska Natives face persistent disparities in health and health care, including high uninsured rates, significant barriers to obtaining care, and poor health status. Treaties and laws establish the federal government’s responsibility to provide certain rights, protections, and services to American Indians and Alaska Natives, including health care....
  5. Health Care in the Two Americas: Findings from the Scorecard on State Health System Performance for Low-Income Populations, 2013

    The Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on State Health System Performance for Low-Income Populations, 2013, identifies opportunities for states to improve their health systems for economically disadvantaged populations and provides state benchmarks of achievement. Analyzing 30 indicators of access, prevention and quality, potentially avoidable hospital use, and health outcomes, the Scorecard documents...
  6. Results from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings

    This report presents results pertaining to mental health from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. This report presents national estimates of the prevalence of past year mental disorders...
  7. Predictors of Homelessness during the Transition from Foster Care to Adulthood

    Youth who age out of foster care face a number of challenges during the transition to adulthood. Among the greatest may be achieving housing stability. A number of studies published over the past two decades have found high rates of homelessness among former foster youth who aged out of care....