1. The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) latest issue brief presents data on prevalence of opioid misuse & death rates in the Hispanic/Latino population; contextual factors & challenges to prevention & treatment; innovative outreach & engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice....
  2. 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...
  3. Opioid Prevention Toolkit: Helping Our Communities Heal Safely

    In 2018, as part of a multi-tiered strategy to tackle the opioid epidemic in Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) hired Brink Communications (Brink) to develop a patient-centered social marketing campaign to reduce the demand for prescription opioids to manage pain. In a year-long in-depth process, Brink and research partner...
  4. Communities Respond to COVID-19: Implications for APIs

    This year’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) comes at a time when many Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) are experiencing discrimination and stigma emerging from anti-Asian narratives related to COVID-19.  These narratives, embedded in a national context of uncertainty about health and safety, are increasing the vulnerability for fear, anxiety...
  5. COVID-19 Resources for Diverse Communities

    The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people of all diverse communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in people of all ages. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Get...
  6. Compendium of Federal Datasets Addressing Health Disparities

    In November 2016, agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal partners undertook the task of compiling information on health equity data. This data compilation, the Compendium of Federal Datasets Addressing Health Disparities (Compendium), has been updated and incorporates datasets and resources from agencies...