1. Developing a Culturally Tailored Intervention for Diverse Populations

    Social workers strive to use interventions and treatments that are evidence-based (EB). However, many EB interventions are not validated with people from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic populations. Regarding autism intervention research, of 408 studies on 27 EB practices only about 18% of the studies reported race, ethnicity, or...
  2. NNED Virtual Roundtable – Workplace Environment Matters: Strategies to Support & Retain Behavioral Health Staff Providing Services to Diverse Ethnic and Racial Populations

    When behavioral health organizations create environments that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable, staff are more likely to feel valued, experience a sense of belonging, and want to stay. Creating this kind of work environment often involves examining and breaking down structures, policies, and practices to address barriers and challenges that...
  3. NNED Virtual Roundtable – Building the Evidence: Innovative Partnerships to Move Community-Defined Evidence to Best Practice

    This NNED virtual roundtable explores the potential for broad partnerships to build the evidence of effectiveness for behavioral health best practices in diverse communities. Panelists provide a brief history of community-defined evidence and practices in behavioral and mental health, and recognize evidence on a spectrum. They also discuss strategic partnerships...
  4. Communication Resources for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2019

    The HIV community is combining digital and traditional communication strategies and channels to mark the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) awareness day. Here are social media and digital communication resources compiled by HIV.gov that you can use on and around NBHAAD 2019 (February 7, 2019). Population of focus: Black people, those with...
  5. National Opioid Misuse Community Assessment Tool

    Prescription and illicit opioids killed more than 42,000 Americans in 2016, more than five times the number in 1999. The toll of the epidemic is so great that it contributed to the first decline in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. To better understand the national opioid crisis and inform effective conversations...
  6. One in Six 10- to 17-Year-Olds Nationwide Are Obese, 2018

    This brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) includes new national and state-by-state obesity rates among 10- to 17-year-olds from the 2016 and 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), which uses parent reports of a child’s height and weight to calculate body mass index. Key findings: The national...
  7. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in collaboration with the HHS/Office of Minority Health, hosted a NNED Virtual Roundtable, Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys: An Urgent Conversation, to increase awareness about the mental health needs and vulnerabilities of African American boys and...
  8. Toolkit for Living Well with Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic condition that affects the body’s red blood cells. Early signs and symptoms of sickle cell disease include swelling of the hands and feet; symptoms of anemia, including fatigue, or extreme tiredness; and jaundice. Over time, sickle cell disease can lead to complications such...