Innovative Interventions

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…

Building Life Skills, Connectedness, and Resilience in Youth

September 18, 20203 min read

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…

Two-Generation Approach in Services in Colorado

August 20, 20202 min read

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…

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