Innovative Interventions

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Resources and Practices

September 27, 20192 min read

September 27 is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD). Despite comprising an estimated 2% of the national population, Gay and Bisexual Men account for two-thirds of new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic in Black and Hispanic/Latinx Communities

September 11, 20195 min read

This webinar series, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE) and the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) respectively provided context and a brief data overview of…

Value of Peers

August 29, 20192 min read

Peer support  encompasses a  range of activities and interactions between people who share similar experiences of being diagnosed with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or both. This mutuality called “peerness”—between a  peer support   worker and person in or…

NNED Virtual Roundtable – Moving Forward: Diverse Community Perspectives and Strategies on Trauma, Healing, and Trust

July 25, 20194 min read

Trauma, trauma-informed care and the connection between traumatic exposure and mental health are hot topics. The growing discussions across the spectrum of research, clinical practice, community and service systems – mental health, education, criminal justice, child welfare, etc.—and increased awareness…

Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals

June 27, 20192 min read

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program, offered by Think Cultural Health through the Office of Minority Health, is…

Developing a Culturally Tailored Intervention for Diverse Populations

May 10, 20192 min read

Social workers strive to use interventions and treatments that are evidence-based (EB). However, many EB interventions are not validated with people from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic populations. Regarding autism intervention research, of 408 studies on 27 EB practices…

Suicide Surveillance Strategies for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

May 6, 20192 min read

This report summarizes findings and recommendations from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s (SPRC) exploration of suicide surveillance among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities across the country. Each section describes challenges and provides strategies and resources to help AI/AN…

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