1. Designing and Assessing Multilevel Interventions to Improve Minority Health and Reduce Health Disparities

    Abstract Multilevel interventions can be uniquely effective at addressing minority health and health disparities, but they pose substantial methodological, data analytic, and assessment challenges that must be considered when designing and applying interventions and assessment. To facilitate the adoption of multilevel interventions to reduce health disparities, we outline areas of...
  2. Jana’s Campaign: Love Doesn’t Hurt

    Jana’s Campaign: Love Doesn’t Hurt,is dedicated to helping middle and high schools, and youth organizations reduce gender and relationship violence by promoting healthy relationship behaviors to ultimately create a culture of strong respect among adolescents. They utilize prevention programs, including curricular and co-curricular activities, to raise awareness of the underlying...
  3. Veterans Receive Help Through Clergy Training Program in North Dakota

    Veterans—especially those in rural areas—are receiving added attention through a VA program focused on training clergy and other groups interested in helping Veterans. More than two dozen trainees met Jan. 30 in Medora, North Dakota, for the Community Clergy Training Program to Support Rural Veterans Mental Health. VA chaplains use...
  4. Building Life Skills, Connectedness, and Resilience in Youth

    Many youth in the juvenile justice system face very difficult life circumstances, such as poverty, unstable households, mental health issues, disabilities, and low educational achievement. Just as disheartening, these incarcerated youth also have higher rates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors than their peers. Several years ago, Native Americans for Community...
  5. Two-Generation Approach in Services in Colorado

    The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) uses a two‐generation approach to guide all of the services. The two-gen approach encourages CDHS programs to serve children and their caregivers together, to harness the family’s full potential, to put the entire family on a path to permanent economic security, and health....
  6. Community-Driven Health Equity Action Plans

    The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Culture of Health Program is proud to present a model for developing Community-Driven Health Equity Action Plans. The NAM piloted the model in collaboration with five diverse communities across the United States from 2018 to 2019. This page contains links to each pilot community’s completed plan,...
  7. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Taking on the “Perfect Storm”: Faith-based Organizations and Partnerships Address COVID-19 and Critical Behavioral Health Needs in Communities of Color

    July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This July, communities are facing the “perfect storm” of crises that are deepening the disparities in mental health and wellbeing. The current COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, behavioral health crisis, and the civil unrest stemming from recent incidents of police brutality has impacted...
  8. The Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative on Trauma Prevention in Youth

    The Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative (PICC) strives to improve access to trauma prevention and treatment services for families with young children by identifying and developing the best practices for trauma-informed integrated care. PICC brings together teams of health care providers, mental and behavioral health professionals, families, and community agencies using...