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  1. A Randomized Trial of Text2Quit: A Text Messaging Program for Smoking Cessation

    Smokers who use a texting service to help them quit are twice as likely to be smoke free after six months, compared with those who just receive smoking-cessation reading material, a new study finds. The overall quit-smoking numbers were low in both groups—11 percent using the texting service, compared with...
  2. Supporting Sobriety Among American Indians and Alaska Natives: A Literature Review

    This report highlights and reviews literature, programs and activities focused on substance abuse in urban American Indian and Alaska Native communities in the U.S. In 2010 the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) initiated its Health Equity Project to provide information and tools to address the health disparities affecting urban AI/AN...
  3. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves Aims to Educate the Trans Masses

    A new resource guide aims to improve the lives of transgender and gender-nonconforming people through education and outreach. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves looks to be the most comprehensive trans resource ever published. The book features more than 200 contributors, and covers topics like the gender spectrum, trans history, health, cultural...
  4. Latino Voices: The Impacts of Crime and Criminal Justice Policies on Latinos

    Latino Voices is a report on Latino experiences with crime and the criminal justice system in California. The report is available in English and Spanish. Here are some statistics from the report: Victims of Crime Latinos are murdered twice as much as whites in California — and more by strangers. Latinos...
  5. Eliminating Health Disparities through Culturally and Linguistically Centered Integrated Health Care: Consensus Statements, Recommendations, and Key Strategies from the Field

    A manuscript published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved highlights the Hogg Foundation’s work with the Office of Minority Health resulting in a seminal report titled “Eliminating Health Disparities through Culturally and Linguistically Centered Integrated Health Care: Consensus Statements, Recommendations, and Key Strategies from the...
  6. A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is releasing “A Practitioners Resource Guide: Helping Families to support Their LGBT Children.” This resource Guide is designed to help health care and social service practitioners provide greater insight to families on how they can support their children who are coming...
  7. Disparities in Medicaid Spending on Children in Welfare System

    A new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis examines racial and ethnic differences in Medicaid expenditures for children in the welfare system who use psychotropic drugs — medication for conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, that affect a child’s mental state. The...