1. Early Childhood is Critical to Health Equity

    The first few years of life are crucial in establishing a child’s path toward—or away from—health and well-being across the entire lifespan. This report, produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco, examines some of the barriers to health equity that begin...
  2. His Health: Raising Culturally Affirming Healthcare Services for Gay Black Men

    His Health is the product of collaboration among Black gay men, healthcare and service providers, public health professionals, federal health agencies, LGBT advocates, and community stakeholders. This dynamic training tool provides continuing education courses led by experts, portraits of innovative models of care, and a plethora of evidence-based resources to support...
  3. Strengthening Systems of Care and Learning with Native Communities From Birth to Career

    Supporting the development of responsive educational systems that provide a place-based, culturally appropriate education for young Native American children can help ensure their academic and social success at a foundational age, a report from the American Indian College Fund finds. The report, Tribal College and University Childhood Education Initiatives: Strengthening Systems of Care...
  4. Making Connections: Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Men and Boys

    Making Connections for Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Men and Boys is a national initiative to transform community conditions that influence mental wellbeing. Populations of focus include men and boys of color, veterans, military members, and their families. Sixteen coalitions in rural, urban, and suburban locations across the U.S. are...
  5. De Madre a Madre: Empowering Hispanic Mothers-to-Be

    With support from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the De Madre a Madre team developed a series of culturally relevant stories to empower Hispanic mothers-to-be. Pregnancy and caring for newborns can be daunting times of life for new mothers, with unanticipated challenges and obstacles. For the...
  6. Juvenile Justice Diversion for American Indian Youth

    The Juvenile Justice Diversion for Tribal Youth Initiative brought together teams of community leaders from eight tribal nations – Cheyenne River Sioux, Lower Brule Sioux, Red Lake Band of Chippewa, and Ute Mountain Ute in 2014-15, and Colorado River Indian Tribes, Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, San Carlos Apache Tribe, and...
  7. Delivering Community Benefit: Healthy Food Playbook

    The “Delivering Community Benefit: Healthy Food Playbook” is a suite of resources to support hospital community benefit professionals and community partners in developing community health interventions that promote healthy food access and healthier food environments. If a facility has identified obesity, food access, or diet-related health conditions among the priority...
  8. NNED Virtual Roundtable: The Impact of Opioid Addiction in Diverse Communities

    On May 9, 2018, on behalf of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the NNED convened a Virtual Roundtable: Voices from the Field on the Impact of Opioid Addiction in Diverse Communities.  In this Roundtable, panelists and participants were invited to discuss opioid addiction and treatment in communities of colors...
  9. Empowering Youth Engaging Schools (EYES) Initiative Standing Up to Bullying

    The Empowering Youth Engaging School (EYES) Initiative supports school leaders in effectively addressing bias, bullying, and other hurtful behaviors within their buildings and school communities. This initiative engages and empowers youth and communities to create safer schools by recognizing and reducing bias-based bullying behaviors. The National School Climate Center (NSCC) partners with Facing History and Ourselves (FHO),...
  10. Alternative Treatments for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Many groups are exploring and examining possible alternative treatment methods to help military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  These methods include mind-body therapy, acupuncture, yoga and complementary alternative treatments, and meditation. Population of focus: veterans Links to resource: Read the article Mind–Body Therapy for Military Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review...