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    Innovative Interventions

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. The Rural Telemental Health (RTMH) Program in Oregon

    Since 2009, the Rural Telemental Health (RTMH) program has been improving access to mental healthcare for rural veterans in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The RTMH program, stationed at the Portland VA Medical Center, was started with funding from the VHA Office of Rural Health. Instead of needing to drive long distances to...
  5. Building Life Skills, Connectedness, and Resilience in Youth

    Many youth in the juvenile justice system face very difficult life circumstances, such as poverty, unstable households, mental health issues, disabilities, and low educational achievement. Just as disheartening, these incarcerated youth also have higher rates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors than their peers. Several years ago, Native Americans for Community...
  6. Two-Generation Approach in Services in Colorado

    The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) uses a two‐generation approach to guide all of the services. The two-gen approach encourages CDHS programs to serve children and their caregivers together, to harness the family’s full potential, to put the entire family on a path to permanent economic security, and health....
  7. Community-Driven Health Equity Action Plans

    The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Culture of Health Program is proud to present a model for developing Community-Driven Health Equity Action Plans. The NAM piloted the model in collaboration with five diverse communities across the United States from 2018 to 2019. This page contains links to each pilot community’s completed plan,...
  8. Taking on the “Perfect Storm”: Faith-based Organizations and Partnerships Address COVID-19 and Critical Behavioral Health Needs in Communities of Color

    July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This July, communities are facing the “perfect storm” of crises that are deepening the disparities in mental health and wellbeing. The current COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, behavioral health crisis, and the civil unrest stemming from recent incidents of police brutality has impacted...