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Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

July 15, 20212 min read

Although rates of mental health conditions are similar in urban and rural areas across the United States, rural communities have less availability of screening, treatment, and recovery services due to unique issues, such as workforce shortages and transportation obstacles. The…

Behavioral Health Implementation Guide for the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (Behavioral Health Guide)

July 7, 20212 min read

Over the past several years, behavioral health providers and education systems are recognizing the value of the National CLAS Standards in advancing behavioral health equity. To advance this effort, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) collaborated with…

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July 2, 20213 min read

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and the month offers organizations of all types and sizes a wonderful opportunity to create mental health awareness in diverse communities. The US House of Representatives proclaimed July as this special month…

The State of the Behavioral Health Workforce: A Literature Review

June 25, 20212 min read

In 2015, the American Hospital Association (AHA) reaffirmed its commitment to improving access to, and coverage and quality of behavioral health care by providing hospitals best practices and tools to assist them in navigating the changing behavioral health care system…

Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

June 11, 20212 min read

Treatment and recovery for substance use disorders (SUDs), serious mental illness (SMI), and serious emotional disturbances (SEDs) can vary based on several factors, including geography, socioeconomics, culture, gender, race, ethnicity, and age. This can complicate evaluating the effectiveness of services,…

Resources for LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2021

June 1, 20212 min read

In June Pride Month is celebrated, the nation recognizes the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice. Population of Focus:…

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…

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