1. Webinar Recording in English and En Espanol: Barriers & Challenges in meeting the Health Coverage Needs of Latino Youth and Young Adults

    With the creation of the Affordable Care Act, nearly all low-income uninsured Latino adolescents and young adults are now eligible for medical benefits, however, millions still lack coverage. This webinar presents the common barriers, stigmas and challenges that may inhibit enrollment, and offers steps to overcome these barriers. Con la...
  2. Free iPad App, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” by National Library of Medicine

    To give those who can’t travel to Bethesda, Maryland to see it in person a lively virtual experience, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a new, free iPad app that captures the contents of its popular exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, currently on display....
  3. Efficacy of a Culturally Congruent HIV Risk-Reduction Intervention for Behaviorally Bisexual Black Men

    A multisession small-group intervention lowered risk behavior with women among African-American men who have sex with men and women (MSMW), according to results of a randomized trial involving almost 300 men. Men of African American Legacy Empowering Self (MAALES) is a multisession, small-group intervention “designed to build skills, address socio-cultural...
  4. Stories of Change Among Justice-Involved American Indian Youth From the Cross-Site Evaluation of OJJDP’s Tribal Green Reentry Program

    Understanding what helps justice-involved American Indian youth reduce or end their involvement in the tribal juvenile justice system and make positive changes is important for developing effective support programs. In “Stories of Change Among Justice-Involved American Indian Youth From the Cross-Site Evaluation of OJJDP’s Tribal Green Reentry Program,” youth, parents,...
  5. Diabetes and Depression in the Hispanic/Latino Community: The Role of Advocacy

    This article briefly describes depression in the Hispanic community; the relationship between diabetes, depression, and culture; and how advocacy can play a role in addressing this problem. Nearly 12% of all Hispanics have diabetes, compared to 7.l% of non-Hispanic whites. The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes is not homogeneous within subgroups...
  6. Community and Treatment Engagement for Depressed African American Youth: The AAKOMA FLOA Pilot

    This manuscript focuses on the recruitment efforts and pilot testing of a culturally tailored motivational interviewing intervention associated with the AAKOMA Project, a 2-phase treatment engagement intervention trial for depressed African American adolescents and families. The research team used strategic community engagement as reported in other research derived from AAKOMA....
  7. Engaging Depressed African American Adolescents in Treatment: Lessons From The AAKOMA Project

    The authors describe and illustrate means of engaging depressed African American adolescents in treatment. Twenty-eight youth participated in focus groups or individual interviews. Using grounded theory and transcript based analysis, they derived 5 themes describing African American adolescents’ experience of depression and suggested mechanisms for improving African American youth treatment...
  8. Alternative Therapy: Helping Clients Through Eastern Medicine

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Communities In Schools of Forsyth County Description: The Alternative Therapy program is dedicated to providing quality clinical services to members seeking outpatient mental health consultation and/or treatment. Person-centered and recovery model approaches to counseling are used to develop individualized, viable service and/or treatment plans to restore appropriate emotional,...
  9. Wiconi Ohitika (Strong Life): Youth Suicide Prevention Project

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Wiconi Ohitika Suicide Prevention Description: The primary purpose of the Wiconi Ohitika Youth Suicide Prevention Project is to provide suicide prevention education that will save lives, and help survivors of suicide recover from tragic loss. The project is: A culturally enriched approach to youth suicide prevention...