1. Parent Empowerment through Advocating for Change and Education

    NNEDLearn 2014 Participant: New Mexico Asian Family Center Description: The Parent Empowerment through Advocating for Change and Education (PEACE) program was started to increase the capacity of systems serving the Asian community in order to contribute to a thriving Asian community in New Mexico; promote Asian families’ knowledge, access, and empowerment;...
  2. Improving the Road to ACA Coverage: Lessons Learned on Outreach, Education, and Enrollment for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

    The opening of the health insurance exchanges and the expansion of the Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided opportunities for millions of Americans to gain health insurance coverage. Still, many Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) faced major barriers and...
  3. Familism, Family Environment, and Suicide Attempts among Latina Youth

    This study examined the relationship between familism and family environment type as well as the relationship between family environment type and suicide attempts among Latina youth. Latina teen attempters (n=109) and non-attempters (n=107) were recruited from the NYC area. Latent class analysis revealed three family environment types: tight-knit; intermediate-knit; and...
  4. Strategies for Behavioral Health Organizations to Promote New Health Insurance Opportunities in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released new outreach and enrollment strategy briefs that include examples that have been successful in minority communities. Each brief offers 10 outreach and enrollment strategies behavioral health organizations can use to introduce new health insurance options as a result of...
  5. Hispanic Community Health Study Data Book

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have released a summary of medical research results of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) to the communities and participants from the largest health study of Hispanic/Latino populations in the United States. The HCHS/SOL is a multi-center epidemiologic study in Hispanic/Latino populations designed...
  6. Hispanics and Family-Strengthening Programs: Cultural Strategies to Enhance Program Participation

    This brief, using qualitative data collected during the Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative Grantee Implementation Evaluation, describes the adaptations and refinements undertaken by study sites to make their services more culturally responsive to address the backgrounds and life circumstances of people of different cultural, racial, ethnic, or socio-economic backgrounds. The adaptations...
  7. Health Inequities and Children with Special Health Care Needs

    This fact sheet discusses the importance of health insurance coverage for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and groups of CSHCN at greater risk for uninsurance. Topics include household income, race and ethnicity, functional status, age, primary household language, and immigration status. The fact sheet also discusses activities to...
  8. Fact-sheet: Latino Immigrant Well Being

    Like most immigrants, Latinos are often motivated to come to the US for new social, educational or economic opportunities. Still, the immigration process can be stressful and for some, traumatic, as immigrants leave behind significant family and social ties and sometimes endure difficult conditions during the journey. This fact sheet...