Innovative Interventions

Communities Respond to COVID-19 with Innovative High-impact Strategies

March 26, 20203 min read

COVID-19 brings new health, economic and social crises on a daily basis. These crises especially affect lower-income, ethnic minority communities with job loss, food insecurity, and poorer access to health care. Information overload and cultural and linguistic gaps in information…

Improving Access to Mental Health Care for Children: The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project

March 8, 20203 min read

In 2010 the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics released a article on the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project that provides Massachusetts pediatric primary care clinician (PCCs) with rapid access to child psychiatry expertise, education, and referral assistance.…

Be Connected Arizona, Intervention on Veteran Suicide Prevention In The US

February 18, 20204 min read

This sheds light on the pervasiveness of suicide among veterans in the United States and the need for initiatives similar to a statewide community-based program in Arizona that has led the way in addressing this crisis. While federal, state, and…

Community Partners in Care a Mental Health Innovation

December 3, 20193 min read

Depression is a common chronic condition—second to hypertension—and is estimated to be the leading cause of morbidity and disability worldwide. It is common across all age and cultural groups; but, under-resourced communities, especially communities of color, have less access to…

Project THANKS: Examining HIV/AIDS-Related Barriers and Facilitators to Care in African American Women: A Community Perspective

November 7, 20191 min read

Project THANKS, (Turning HIV/AIDS into Knowledge for Sisters), is an evidence-based intervention that utilizes a community-based participatory and empowerment building approach for African American female substance abusers living with HIV and other chronic diseases. Receiving input from African American women living…

Addressing a Crisis: Cross-Sector Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Substance Use and Suicide

November 4, 20193 min read

Focused on the health and well-being of adolescents, this report continues a series, Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Crises by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust. The Pain in the Nation series informs…

Safe and Successful Youth Initiative in Massachusetts (SSYI)

October 10, 20193 min read

Youth violence presents significant challenges across the U.S., disrupts communities and economic development, increases health care costs, and decreases property values—not to mention the human impact not only physically but mentally also. In 2010, Massachusetts was the most violent state…

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