This NNED virtual roundtable explores the potential for broad partnerships to build the evidence of effectiveness for behavioral health best practices in diverse communities. Panelists provide a brief history of community-defined evidence and practices in behavioral and mental health, and recognize evidence on a spectrum. They also discuss strategic partnerships to enhance practice and model the way to continue bringing community-defined evidence practice to the national stage.
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Links to resource:
- General on-topic resources:
- Read the report Community Defined Evidence Project (CDEP): Preliminary Quantitative and Qualitative Findings (pdf), which provides preliminary findings of CDEP, designed to identify and document innovative and best practices used successfully in Latino/Hispanic communities across the country
- View the webinar Community-Defined Evidence: A Culturally-Appropriate Approach to Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Diverse Populations hosted by the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC) – register to receive the recording or view the slides from the webinar
- Learn about Comunilife’s Life is Precious™ (LIP) program, which provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services for Latina teens, who are living with depression and/or have seriously considered or attempted suicide, and their families. LIP has a partnership with Columbia University, Psychiatric Institute, Center of Excellence for Cultural Competency and they have been evaluating the efficacy of LIP interventions to reduce suicide ideations among Latina adolescents. Comunilife early findings that show a reduction of suicide ideation when the girls participate in the program for one month.
- Resources from panelists:
- View the California Reducing Disparities Project Phase II Fact Sheet (pdf)
- View the Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) Fact Sheet (pdf)
- View the Gathering of Native Americans Clinical Crosswalk to Understand Therapeutic Value (pdf) fidelity tool
- Read Strengths-based Approaches to Wellness in Indian Country (pdf) special issue, published in the journal American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
- Learn more about Prime Time Sister Circles from The Gaston & Porter Health Improvement Center, Inc.
- Learn about The Colorado Trust’s work partnering with communities to create change
Panelist contact information:
Gayle Porter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jami Bartgis – email@example.com
Marina Castillo-Augusto – Marina.Augusto@cdph.ca.gov
Nancy Csuti – Nancy@coloradotrust.org