1. Reframing Adolescent Substance Use and Its Prevention Playbook

    Efforts to build public awareness of the factors that can prevent or mitigate adolescent substance abuse as well as support for evidence-based interventions should include appeals to moral responsibility and an explanation of the harmful effects of substance use on adolescents, a report from the Frame Works Institute suggests. The playbook offers a...
  2. 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report

    In 2012, the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) groundbreaking research, Growing up LGBT in America, reported on the experiences of over 10,000 LGBTQ-identified youth aged 13-17 and painted a stark picture of the difficulties they faced. Since 2012, LGBTQ Americans have seen tremendous strides toward equality and inclusion in the workplace,...
  3. 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...
  4. Haumea: Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Women and Empowering Wāhine Well-Being

    This new publication from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs examines important issues impacting Native Hawaiian females from keiki to kupuna, including mental and emotional well-being, suicidality, physical health, chronic diseases, maternal and child health, intimate partner violence, incarceration, economic wellness, poverty rates, underrepresented occupations, gender wage gaps, and much more....
  5. Viva PrEP: New Spanish-language HIV Prevention Tool

    El objetivo de Viva PrEP es incrementar la conciencia sobre PrEP como una herramienta efectiva para la prevención del VIH en la extensa comunidad latina, así como aumentar el uso de PrEP dentro de los hombres latinos que tienen sexo con hombres y de las mujeres transgénero. Co-developed by Instituto Familiar de la Raza (IFR) with input from the Latino community, Viva PrEP’s goal is to increase awareness of PrEP as an effective HIV prevention tool in the broader Latino community, as well...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Black Women and HIV Prevention Pill PrEP

    Ending the HIV epidemic in Black communities will take multi-faceted, innovative, and intentional approaches. At CROI 2018, new data about PrEP uptake confirmed that of approximately 500,000 Black people who could potentially benefit from PrEP, only 7,000 prescriptions have been filled. This data underscores what has been known for a while: Black communities...