Innovative Interventions

The Ambassador Toolkit: Take Action Against Teen Dating Violence

January 21, 20222 min read

FUTURES’ award-winning, national public education initiative, That’s Not Cool, has released a new resource: the Ambassador Toolkit. That’s Not Cool is an award-winning national public education campaign managed by FUTURES to engage young people online around healthy relationships and the…

Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program in Indian Country

November 19, 20212 min read

According to a 2019 New Mexico Department of Health report, about 31,000 indigenous adults and 4,600 youth in New Mexico smoke cigarettes. The Tobacco Use Prevention and Control (TUPAC) Program provides services and activities to schools, organizations, and communities to…

Sowing the Seeds of Hope

November 12, 20213 min read

Farmworkers and their families face severe stress, rural isolation, and limited access to mental health professionals. As a result, this population is high-risk for behavioral health and substance abuse problems. In 1999, seven states came together to create Sowing Seeds…

Best and Promising Practices for the Implementation of Zero Suicide in Indian Country

October 22, 20213 min read

Zero Suicide is a framework to support suicide-safer care in health and behavioral health care systems. In the past ten years, many studies have shown its effectiveness in reducing suicide deaths across diverse health systems. However, when health and behavioral…

An Afrocentric LGBTQ+ Mental Health Revolution in San Francisco

September 17, 20213 min read

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…

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.

August 23, 20212 min read

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…

NNED Virtual Roundtable: Creating and Enhancing Pathways to a Racially/Ethnically Diverse Behavioral Health Workforce

August 9, 20215 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…

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