1. Health Literacy Tools and Guidance from the CDC

    People prefer plain language—especially when it comes to their health. That is why October’s Health Literacy Month is a great time to highlight the importance of using plain language to improve health literacy. A cornerstone of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) work in HIV, “health literacy” is someone’s ability to...
  2. Community Engagement, Precision Medicine, and Native Health

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a new toolkit, called Community Engagement, Precision Medicine, and Native Health. This health equity toolkit was developed to implement what was learned from American Indian / Alaska Native communities about their perceived risks and benefits of participation in the NIH All of Us...
  3. PBS NewsHour: America Addicted

    PBS NewsHour has started a new series titled, “America Addicted” that explores every aspect of the opioid crisis in detail. The four-part series contains multiple eyewitness accounts and expert testimonies on the causes, results and treatment of opioid use, and the impact of race on the public’s reaction to the...
  4. Alano Club of Portland’s “Recovery Toolkit Series”

    The Alano Club of Portland has been a crucial presence in Oregon’s recovery support landscape since it was established in 1947, offering life-saving services on a no-cost basis to many who are unable to afford formal treatment. Initially, the Club served as a 12-step focused center, but its programming has...
  5. See Us, Support Us: Toolkit To Support Children of Incarcerated Parents

    The New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents, a project of the Osborne Association, will hold its See Us, Support Us national campaign during October to raise awareness about children of incarcerated parents. The campaign includes an online toolkit with resources to help support children of incarcerated parents, including...
  6. Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout for Girls in Foster Care

    Girls across the country are being pushed out of schools as a result of discriminatory disciplinary policies and the continued failure of schools to identify and adequately address trauma. This is increasingly alarming for girls of color involved in the child welfare system as they are likely to experience frequent...
  7. LGBQ/GNCT Girls and Boys in the California Juvenile Justice System: A Practice Guide

    This guide is designed to help California probation officials protect the safety and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, and/or gender nonconforming and transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth in their care and custody. The guide recommends policies and procedures to prohibit discrimination, prevent harm, and promote fair and equitable treatment of LGBQ/GNCT...
  8. Affordable Care Act: What Native Youth Need To Know Toolkit

    With the passing the Affordable Care Act, American Indian and Alaska Native individuals (AI/AN) received unprecedented access health care systems. Special benefits and protections specifically codified for improved access to quality healthcare systems were put in place for AI/AN’s. The National Indian Health Board works daily with a variety of...