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    Innovative Interventions

  1. An Afrocentric LGBTQ+ Mental Health Revolution in San Francisco

    While there are mental health services in San Francisco for those living in the margins, there is a clear lack of support and resources for assisting the Black community from within the community. Dr. April Silas, Executive Director of the Homeless Children’s Network (HCN), saw this need and developed the...
  2. Understanding the COVID-19 Impact on Latino Families: First-of-Its-Kind Research Project on the Effects of COVID-19 on Undocumented and Mixed-Status Families in Georgia

    COVID-19 exacerbated many existing challenges faced by Latino families, such as economic hardship, food insecurity and housing instability. To understand the impact, Ser Familia partnered with Thrive Research Lab at Emory University to conduct a first-of-its-kind study with the families we serve. They looked at how Latino undocumented and mixed...
  3. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Creating and Enhancing Pathways to a Racially/Ethnically Diverse Behavioral Health Workforce

    2021 Virtual Roundtable Series: Community-Based Organizations Build Pathways to Behavioral Health Equity for Communities of Color Within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial disparities, community-based organizations (CBOs) have elevated their response to the behavioral health needs of racially/ethnically diverse communities. The 2021 National Network to Eliminate Disparities in...
  4. Wyoming Trauma Telehealth Treatment Clinic

    Domestic violence and other crimes like sexual assault can cause survivors to experience depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions. Rural survivors face significant barriers in seeking treatment for these conditions. The Wyoming Trauma Telehealth Treatment Clinic (WTTTC) uses videoconferencing to connect survivors of domestic violence and...
  5. New Hampshire’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Behavioral Health and Wellness

    Students face myriad social, emotional, and behavioral challenges that undermine academic achievement. Children’s needs for mental health care are largely unmet; between 14 to 20% of children and adolescents (aged 8-15) experience a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder each year but only about half of these children receive treatment. The...
  6. Mobile Health Units for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

    The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) received a federal State Opioid Response grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help increase access to treatment for opioid use disorder. OBH partnered with the state’s substance use disorder Managed Service Organizations (MSOs)...
  7. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Partnering to Strengthen the Behavioral Health Infrastructure and Capacity in Communities of Color

    2021 Virtual Roundtable Series: Community-Based Organizations Build Pathways to Behavioral Health Equity for Communities of Color Within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial disparities, community-based organizations (CBOs) have elevated their response to the behavioral health needs of racially/ethnically diverse communities. The 2021 National Network to Eliminate Disparities in...
  8. The Mental Health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Communities in the Time of COVID: It’s Time for Bold Action

    In honoring May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) and Change Matrix are joined by the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), the National Asian Pacific American Council (NAPAC), the National Training and Technical Assistance Center...
  9. Designing and Assessing Multilevel Interventions to Improve Minority Mental Health and Reduce Health Disparities

    Abstract Multilevel interventions can be uniquely effective at addressing minority health and health disparities, but they pose substantial methodological, data analytic, and assessment challenges that must be considered when designing and applying interventions and assessment. To facilitate the adoption of multilevel interventions to reduce health disparities, we outline areas of...