Innovative Interventions

Mobile Health Units for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

June 18, 20214 min read

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…

NNED Virtual Roundtable: Partnering to Strengthen the Behavioral Health Infrastructure and Capacity in Communities of Color

May 19, 20214 min read

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…

The Mental Health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Communities in the Time of COVID: It’s Time for Bold Action

May 4, 20215 min read

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…

NNED Virtual Roundtable: Adapting to the Behavioral Health Needs of Underserved and Racially/Ethnically Diverse Youth

March 9, 20213 min read

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…

Designing and Assessing Multilevel Interventions to Improve Minority Mental Health and Reduce Health Disparities

February 10, 20213 min read

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…

Albuquerque Public Schools’ Collaborative Approach Helps Juvenile Justice Involved Youth

January 22, 20213 min read

To stem the steady flow of students from schools to juvenile detention, the Albuquerque (New Mexico) Public Schools SS/HS Initiative created a Juvenile Justice Action Team to develop a strategic plan for enhancing inter-agency collaboration. The plan was steamed through…

The Rural Telemental Health (RTMH) Program in Oregon

December 17, 20202 min read

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…

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