Current NNED Note

May 2012

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Inside the NNED

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Webinars: The NNED is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to present 2 webinars for National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Register for the first planning webinar on strategies, tips and ideas, June 5, 2012. Like us on facebook and join the conversation!

NNEDLearn 2012: The six communities of practice that resulted from NNEDLearn 2012 are in full swing, with follow-up webinars scheduled every month. Learn more...

The NNED mentioned in 2 newsletters: NNEDLearn 2012 was mentioned in the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance newsletter, and the NNED was highlighted in the Health Reform and Health Equity newsletter by the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services. Thanks for spreading the word!

 

What's New in Behavioral Health Care

SAMHSA’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity has a New Website: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Office of Behavioral Health Equity has a new website. The website features a resources sections, news archives, the NNED, and populations of focus - American Indian/Alaska Native; Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander; Black or African American; Hispanic/Latino; LGBT. Read more...

AHRQ Releases the 2011 National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report: The 2011 National Healthcare Disparities Report released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that access to health care was not improving for most racial and ethnic groups in the years 2002 through 2008. Read more...

Eliminating Behavioral Health Disparities by Integrating Behavioral Health & Primary Care Services: To examine the role integrated health care can have in promoting health equity and eliminating health disparities, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health convened an expert meeting. The document lists the consensus statements and recommendations. Read more...

Enhancing Your HIV Prevention Work with a Social Determinants of Health Approach: The Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Center for Strengthening Youth Prevention Paradigms of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have released a resource designed to help HIV service providers and community planners better understand the multiple factors that influence HIV risk. Read more...

Eliminating Health Care Disparities -- Implementing the National Call to Action Using Lessons Learned: A new report discusses nine case studies on how collecting patients' demographic data, expanding cultural competency training and diversifying health leadership can help reduce care disparities. Read more...

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Funding Opportunities

Statewide Consumer Network Grant: This program seeks to address the needs of underserved and under-represented consumers, such as veterans; those with histories of trauma; those from ethnic, racial, or cultural minority groups; and those who have been involved in the criminal justice system. The program also seeks to promote activities related to partnership development with peers in recovery from addictions. Applications are due May 18, 2012.

Teen Court Program: The purpose of this program is to provide substance abuse treatment services and related recovery support services to youth with substance abuse and/or co-occurring treatment needs involved in a teen court program. Applications are due May 30, 2012.

Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration: The purpose of this program is to establish projects for the provision of coordinated and integrated services through the co-location of primary and specialty care medical services in community-based mental and behavioral health settings. Applications are due June 8, 2012.

American Indian/Alaska Native Health Disparities Program: The purpose of this grant is to improve the effectiveness of efforts to eliminate health disparities for American Indian and Alaska Native communities. This includes development of alliances and partnerships to improve coordination of and access to quality health services. Applications are due June 8, 2012.

HIV Mobilization among Organizations Serving Gay, Bisexual and other Men Who Have Sex with Men: The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to provide an opportunity for organizations to build upon their existing infrastructure and activities to prioritize and enhance HIV prevention among gay, bisexual, and other MSM they serve. Applications are due June 15, 2012.

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Upcoming Events

May 8: A Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on LGBT Health - Transgender Health Webinar

May 14: Preparing the Asian Pacific Islander Community for the Next Round of Healthcare Reform

Jun 5 - 6: Health Data Palooza 2012 – Data Liberation, Collaboration and Innovation

Jun 5: National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Planning Webinar

Jul 17: 5th National Conference on Behavioral Health for Women & Girls

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Resources

What are the HIV Prevention Needs of Latino Gay Men in the US? The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco has published a new factsheet focusing on the HIV prevention needs of Latino gay men. Read more...

New Online Data from the National Survey of Children’s Health: The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health announced new data is available from the 2009-10 National Survey of Children's Health and National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. The data allows users to view over 100 indicators of child health, including emotional and mental health, and lets you compare important key indicators and outcomes by race/ethnicity. Read more...

Relationship Between Socioeconomic Position and Depression among African Americans: A recent study published by Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology found that multiple measures of socioeconomic position, including income, unemployment, and marital status, can be important predictors for depression among blacks, and that those associations can vary between sexes. Read more...

Addressing the Needs of Multi-System Youth, Strengthening Child Welfare-Juvenile Justice Connection: Georgetown Public Policy Institute's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps have released a resource that offers a better understanding of the issues faced by youth who are involved in both child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Read more...

Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit: The information and resource kit informs health care providers and prevention specialists about the health experiences of LGBT populations. The kit contains factsheets and PowerPoint slides on - Helpful Terms for Prevention Specialists, Gender Identity, Top Health Issues for Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexual Men and Women, Transgender People. Read more...

Socioeconomic Disparities in Community-Based Treatment of Tobacco Dependence: A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health found socioeconomic status (SES) to be a significant indicator for treatment outcome disparities in community-based tobacco treatment programs. Read more...

 

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