1. HIV Prevention Education through Community Health Educators in Salons

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: AIDS Care Objective: HIV/STD prevention education through Community Health Educators in Salons Description: Get It Done utilizes African American and Latino barbers and hair dressers as Community Health Educators to provide HIV/STD prevention messages and information about substance abuse and treatment. The program also provides convenient access to...
  2. CHAI: Counselors Helping (South) Asians/Indians, Inc.

    Counselors Helping (South) Asians/Indians, Inc. (CHAI) takes a holistic approach to providing proactive, culturally competent information and referrals on mental health and wellness to the South Asian population. They work collaboratively with communities and service organizations to end stigma and increase access to mental health services. CHAI is composed of...
  3. Affordable Housing for Native Hawaiians

    Amazing things can come to those who persevere. Together, the Nanakuli Housing Corporation (NHC) and the Barrett Family, of Oahu have persevered to pursue the dream of home ownership for Native Hawaiians. Family members recently broke ground on their new home, the Kawelo Cottage, which they will help build with...
  4. Arkansas Minority Barber & Beauty Shop Health Initiative

    The mission of the Arkansas Minority Barber & Beauty Shop Health Initiative is to increase public awareness about heart disease and stroke. The goal is to empower minorities to better understand hypertension prevention and management. This initiative will carry out its mission by incorporating Million Hearts™ which will focus on...
  5. Can Family Relationships Explain the Race Paradox in Mental Health?

    New research by a Rutgers medical sociologist refutes perceptions that black Americans’ lower rate of mental health problems stems from stronger family and church ties. It’s been well-documented that blacks are less susceptible to mental and emotional disorders, like anxiety and depression, despite the fact that they have higher rates...