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  1. Responding to a Cry for Help: Best Practices for Online Technologies

    This report provides recommendations for the development of policies and resources that decrease suicide risk amongst users of online technologies. The recommendations are organized into basic, mid-level and advanced levels. Basic recommendations address providing help, policies for responding to suicide content, and referrals. Mid-level recommendations address guidelines, user reporting, partnerships,...
  2. CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report: Suicides — United States, 2005–2009

    As part of the second CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report (CHDIR), the CDC examined the prevalence of suicide by sex, race/ ethnicity, age, and educational attainment in the United States. The report, Suicides – United States, 2005-2009, concluded that development and implementation of culturally relevant and effective programs are...
  3. Fact-sheet: Latino Immigrant Well Being

    Like most immigrants, Latinos are often motivated to come to the US for new social, educational or economic opportunities. Still, the immigration process can be stressful and for some, traumatic, as immigrants leave behind significant family and social ties and sometimes endure difficult conditions during the journey. This fact sheet...
  4. Lives and Livelihoods Lost: The High Cost of Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

    Governors and lawmakers in 25 states who reject federal support to expand state Medicaid programs are sacrificing thousands of lives and pushing away enormous economic development benefits that come with $426 billion in direct funding over 10 years, according to a new report by Health Care for America Now (HCAN),...
  5. Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The American Academy of Pediatrics is out with a new guide focused on helping foster and adoptive families cope with trauma. The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to:1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and...
  6. Five Most Effective Parenting Programs to Reduce Problem Behaviors in Teens

    All parents want what’s best for their children. But not every parent knows how to provide their child with the tools to be successful, or how to help them avoid the biggest adolescent behavior problems: substance use, delinquency, school dropout, pregnancy and violence. University of Washington (UW) researchers evaluated about...
  7. Medicaid Enrollment: Your Guide for Engaging People Experiencing Homelessness

    This tip sheet developed by the National Health Care for the Homeless (NHCHC) provides talking points and strategies for engaging homeless and other marginalized populations. NHCHC developed this resource for frontline workers to support their efforts in helping these populations enroll in Medicaid. Population of focus: Organizations and individuals working to...
  8. Psychotropic Medication Use Among Adolescents: United States, 2005–2010

    Slightly more than 6 percent of U.S. teens take prescription medications for a mental health condition such as depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new survey shows. The survey also revealed a wide gap in psychiatric drug use across ethnic and racial groups. The survey showed that white teens were much...
  9. Tool Evaluates Understandability of Health-Education Materials: The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool & User’s Guide

    Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) and User’s Guide provides a systematic method to evaluate and compare the understandability and actionability of consumer-education materials such as brochures, medical instructions, and audiovisual aids. The tool, which was prepared under contract for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, covers topics such...