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 – 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...
  3. 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...
  4. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2019

    National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate...
  5. Youth Thrive™ Survey – Assess Protective and Promotive Factors

    The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) has launched the Youth Thrive™ Survey. This valid and reliable web-based survey measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive™ Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being. Co-designed with youth and young adults and taking less than 15...
  6. Voter Registration Toolkit for Behavioral Health Clinics and Non-profits

    Over the years, community mental health and addiction treatment centers have proven their strength and ability to shape political outcomes. Most recently, mental health and addiction issues proved to be very important as Congress debated health care reform in 2017. Throughout that yearlong process, it was evident: lawmakers value your...
  7. Making the Invisible Causes of Population Health Visible

    Making the Invisible Causes of Population Health Visible: A Public Health Consequence, August 2018 by Sandro Galea MD, DrPH, and Roger D. Vaughan DrPH, MS was published in July of 2018 in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). Below is an excerpt: As we continue to promote causal thinking in population health, we note that...
  8. Engaging New Allies in the Health Equity Movement

    This report summarizes highlights and recommendations that emerged from Health Equity Initiative’s 2018 Summit Innovation Think Tanks. The Think Tanks format was instrumental to facilitate a consultative process and enabled summit participants to develop a shared vision on four important themes, which the Summit explored also via panel discussions: Strategies...