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    HHS Region 9

  1. An Afrocentric LGBTQ+ Mental Health Revolution in San Francisco

    While there are mental health services in San Francisco for those living in the margins, there is a clear lack of support and resources for assisting the Black community from within the community. Dr. April Silas, Executive Director of the Homeless Children’s Network (HCN), saw this need and developed the...
  2. 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...
  3. 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,...
  4. Be Connected Arizona, Intervention on Veteran Suicide Prevention In The US

    This sheds light on the pervasiveness of suicide among veterans in the United States and the need for initiatives similar to a statewide community-based program in Arizona that has led the way in addressing this crisis. While federal, state, and local governments are all expected to align suicide prevention efforts,...
  5. Racial Inequities in Drug Arrests: Treatment in Lieu of and After Incarceration

    Drug arrests and incarcerations have deep and lasting consequences for the health and well-being of people involved in the criminal justice system as well as their families and communities. Two issues are at stake: law enforcement practices and opportunities for treatment. The increased racial inequity in felony arrest rates also...
  6. Community Partners in Care a Mental Health Innovation

    Depression is a common chronic condition—second to hypertension—and is estimated to be the leading cause of morbidity and disability worldwide. It is common across all age and cultural groups; but, under-resourced communities, especially communities of color, have less access to care and evidence-based treatments. Community Partners in Care (CPIC) compared...