1. Improving Quality and Access to Integrated Care for Racially Diverse and Limited English Proficiency Communities

    The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) is dedicated to providing practical tools and resources to the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care settings....
  2. CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2013

    Income, education level, sex, race, ethnicity, employment status, and sexual orientation are all related to health and health outcomes for a number of Americans, according to a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The “CDC Health Disparities and...
  3. Resources to Educate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities about the Affordable Care Act

    The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) has launched Health Care for Me, their new online resource center, packed with tools and materials to help educate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities about the health reform law and how they can get covered....
  4. The Affordable Care Act: Goals and Mechanisms — Implications of the Affordable Care Act on MCH Populations and Public Health Services

    The Affordable Care Act: Goals and Mechanisms — Implications of the Affordable Care Act on MCH Populations and Public Health Services examines aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its potential to improve the health of families, children, adolescents, and women. This volume of Healthy Generations was produced by...
  5. The Connecticut Commission on Health Equity: Developing, Implementing & Monitoring State Agencies’ Health Disparities Plans

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Black Women’s Health Council Description: The Connecticut Commission on Health Equity (CHE) engages in community awareness and outreach. The commission has the authority to institute actions that contribute to the elimination of health disparities among minorities, women and other populations. The commission targets state agencies that provide...
  6. Wellness for Asian Pacific American Project

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS) Description: WAPA (Wellness for Asian Pacific American Project) is a person-centered, collaborative, culturally competent, community-based care system of primary health services, wellness education and activities for underserved, at-risk, limited English proficient (LEP) Asian Pacific American immigrants and refugees with a serious mental...
  7. Health and Wellness Integrated Services and Education Program

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Asian Pacific Family Center Description: The Health WISE program is an innovative community program that offers recovery-oriented, strength-based, and family-focused integrated care to Chinese immigrant consumers with mental illness and physical concerns and/ or substance abuse issues. A multidisciplinary team of counselors, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, case...