1. New Perspectives to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research

    The American Journal of Public of Health (AJPH) recognizes the importance of National Minority Mental Health Month. In this special supplement funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), AJPH presents research and perspectives focused on expanding methodological approaches to monitor and reduce health disparities for minority populations....
  2. Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals

    Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program, offered by Think Cultural Health through the Office of Minority Health, is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic...
  3. 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...
  4. Suicide Surveillance Strategies for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

    This report summarizes findings and recommendations from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s (SPRC) exploration of suicide surveillance among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities across the country. Each section describes challenges and provides strategies and resources to help AI/AN communities gather data on suicide to inform and evaluate their...
  5. Asian American Mental Health Multi-lingual Resources

    The mission of the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) is to identify the health care needs of Asian American communities, to develop culturally competent health care services, and to implement health education programs that are accessible and available for all Asian Americans in Montgomery County.  The AAHI Mental Health Photonovels...
  6. 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...
  7. Life is Precious, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services for Latina Teens

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in New York State and Latina adolescents have alarmingly high rates of seriously considering or attempting suicide, as compared to their peers. Comunilife’s Life is Precious™ (LIP) program provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services for Latina teens, who are living with depression...
  8. Tobacco Cessation Resources In Spanish

    Looking for tobacco cessation resources in Spanish?  The National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control has compiled a list of available resources that can be used with clients who primarily speak Spanish. Population of focus: people who speak Spanish Links to resource: View the full Resource Digest from the National...
  9. Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

    The Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit from Rural Health Information Hub (RHI Hub) compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing mental health programs in rural communities across the United States, with a primary focus on adult mental health. The modules in the toolkit contain resources...
  10. 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...