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  1. Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for the LGBT Community

    This toolkit is designed to increase provider awareness of issues that particularly affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population, provide information on key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, provide information specific to enrollment for LGBT communities, and offer resources to support LGBT individuals who have questions or are ready to...
  2. School-Based Suicide Prevention Programs: The SEYLE Cluster-Randomised, Controlled Trial

    A new study published in The Lancet outlines a program for preventing suicidality among young people. The results provide strong endorsement for a method whereby school students learn to discover signs of mental ill-health in themselves and their friends, while they are also trained to understand, interpret and manage challenging...
  3. Mental Health and Suicidality among Racially/Ethnically Diverse Sexual Minority Youths

    An analysis of Youth Risk Behavior Survey data found that although young people who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB, also referred to as “sexual minority” in this article) experience higher levels of several suicide-related risks (including attempts) than their heterosexual peers, such risks differ both by sex and by...
  4. Supporting a Movement for Health and Health Equity: Lessons from Social Movements

    Supporting a Movement for Health and Health Equity is the summary of a workshop convened in December 2013 by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement to explore the lessons that may be...
  5. Safe and Successful Youth Initiative: Violence Prevention Program for Youth

    Youth violence presents significant challenges across the U.S., disrupts communities and economic development, increases health care costs, and decreases property values—not to mention the human impact. In 2010, Massachusetts was the most violent state in the Northeast—the MA Public Health Council reported 1,667 homicide victims between 2001 and 2010, with...
  6. Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Foster Care

    LGBTQ foster youth are twice as likely to report poor treatment and more likely to live in group homes and to have more foster care placements. Approximately 1 in 5, or 1,400 foster youth in Los Angeles County, home to the nation’s largest population of foster youth, identify as LGBTQ....
  7. Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive

    The Attorney’s General’s Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence was established in 2013, based upon a recommendation from the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence. This American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Task Force has been anchored by an Advisory Committee consisting of non-federal experts in the area of...
  8. Health Insurance Enrollment Glossary in 12 Asian and Pacific Islander Languages

    In response to the need for a more accessible, translated glossary of health insurance-related terms, Action for Health Justice (AHJ) created this glossary of health insurance enrollment terms in English and the following 12 Asian and Pacific Islander languages: Burmese Chinese (Traditional) Chuukese Hindi Hmong Khmer Korean Laotian Marshallese Tagalog...
  9. African American Women Aging with HIV and Co-Morbidities

    Self-managing HIV/AIDS presents challenges for anyone infected. These challenges may be further complicated for older HIV-infected African American women who acquired the disease at younger ages and now have co-morbidities. Little is known regarding how women’s age identity, social responsibilities, co-morbidities, and romantic relationship status influence their HIV self-management. Five...
  10. Suicide Attempts among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults

    A new study has been completed on suicide risk among transgender and gender-non-conforming people, based on the results of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey released three years ago. The risk of suicide attempts among this population overall is high: approximately 41% of survey respondents reported having made an attempt. The...