Resources
  • On-line Resources
    • Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services -- BRYCS is a national technical assistance project working to broaden the scope of information and collaboration among service providers - in order to strengthen services to refugee youth, children and their families.  Visit their website to access their clearinghouse of online resources related to refugee youth and child well-being.
    • Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives -- CFBCI welcomes the participation of faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) as essential partners in assisting the country's neediest citizens.  CFBCI empowers FBCOs to compete more effectively for Federal funds so that they may provide better human services to more people.
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Multilingual Publications -- This website provides downloadable CMS documents in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.
    • Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys -- The National Institute of Mental Health Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES) provides data on the distributions, correlates, and risk factors of mental disorders among the general population, with special emphasis on minority groups. This project joins together three nationally representative surveys: the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R), the National Survey of American Life (NSAL), and the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS). Visit their website to view their studies that collectively provide the first national data with sufficient power to investigate cultural and ethnic influences on mental disorders.
    • Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI) -- The DEBI project was designed to bring science-based, community, group, and individual-level HIV prevention interventions to community-based service providers and state and local health departments. The goal is to enhance the capacity to implement effective interventions at the state and local levels, to reduce the spread of HIV and STDs, and to promote healthy behaviors.  Visit their website to get information on implementing various behavioral interventions.
    • DiversityRx -- DiversityRx is a clearinghouse of information on how to meet the language and cultural needs of minorities, immigrants, refugees and other diverse populations seeking health care.
    • Eliminating Mental Health Disparities -- EMHD is funded by the Center for Mental Health Resources as a vehicle to develop and implement strategies to eliminate disparities at the federal, state and local levels. Visit their website to get resources and news, as well as information on current governmental initiatives to eliminate mental health disparities.
    • EthnoMed -- EthnoMed is a website containing medical and cultural information on immigrant and refugee groups.  The objective is to make information about culture, language, health, illness and community resources directly accessible to health care providers who see patients from different ethnic groups.  Visit the website to learn about the health issues facing specific populations and get translated material for patient education.
    • Georgetown University Maternal and Child Health Library -- The MCH Library is a virtual guide to MCH information. It offers a combination of MCH information compiled by library staff and pathways to the best MCH information available on other websites, from organizations, and in libraries. Visit their website to gain access to databases, knowledge pathways, bibliographies and other information resources.
    • Healthy People 2010 -- Healthy People 2010 provides a framework for prevention for the nation. The first goal of Healthy People 2010 is to help individuals of all ages increase life expectancy and improve their quality of life, the second goal is to eliminate health disparities among different segments of the population. Visit their website to utilize healthfinder.gov, a knowledge pathway that outlines resources according to the 28 focus areas of Health People 2010.
    • Healthy Roads Media -- With funding from the National Library of Medicine, this website contains free health education materials in a number of languages and a variety of formats. Visit the website to gain access to informational materials in several languages and in different formats such as video and audio.
    • Kaiser Family Foundation -- KFF serves as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public.  Visit their website to get current information on health policy.  They have a specific section dedicated to Minority Health which includes information on Racial Disparities.
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness -- NAMI is a national grassroots mental health advocacy organization that focuses on raising awareness about mental illness. Visit their website to locate local NAMI offices and obtain resources on mental health promotion. Be sure to check out their Multicultural Action Center.
    • National Center for Cultural Competence -- NCC's mission is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity. Visit their Resources & Tools section to access their searchable Resource Database with hundredes of articles on cultural and linguistic competence.
    • National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities -- NCMHD's mission is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. In this effort NCMHD will conduct and support basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, promote research infrastructure and training, foster emerging programs, disseminate information, and reach out to minority and other health disparity communities.  Visit their website for federal funding opportunities.
    • NIMH Prevention of Mental Disorders -- The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has a webpage devoted to Prevention, including NIMH meeting summaries, Resources for Researchers (such as Funding Opportunities), Science Highlights, and information about currently NIMH-funded prevention trials.
    • National Latino Behavioral Health Association -- NLBHA was established to fill a need for a unified national voice for Latino populations in the behavioral health arena and to bring attention to the great disparities that exist in areas of access, utilization, practice based research and adequately trained personnel.
    • National Library of Medicine: Consumer Health Information in Many Language Resources -- This NLM website serves as a clearinghouse of health resources in many languages.  Visit this website to gain access to all other websites that provide health resources in multiple languages, or for specific populations.
    • National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities -- NPA is a multilevel effot to mobilize and connect individuals and organizations to create a nation free of health disparities, with quality health outcomes for all people. NPA seeks to illuminate the compelling issues that affect health outcomes, identify action steps that partners can adopt and adapt, highlight promising practices, and promote tools, programs, and information sources for stakeholders. Visit their website for resources on elminating health disparities and to learn more about their Regional Blueprints that are forming the basis for improved coordination of regional actions related to reducing health disparities.
    • National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices -- NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities.
    • Office of Minority Health -- Established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the OMH works to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. Visit their website for funding opportunities, data on health disparities, information on cultural competency and news related to reducing health disparities.
    • Portland State University Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health -- Through collaborative research partnerships with family members, service providers, policy makers, and other concerned persons the Center promotes effective community-based, culturally competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are affected by emotional or behavioral disorders. Visit their website to obtain publications on family support and children's mental health and to participate in discussions on various topic areas related to children's mental health.
    • Refugee Health Information Network -- This website provides multilingual information for health professionals, refugees, and asylees in video, audio and print format.
    • SAMHSA Office of Appliced Studies Spanish Language Materials -- Visit this website to gain access to substance abuse materials in Spanish, and links to materials in Spanish from SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information (NCADI).
    • Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health -- The TA Partnership operates under contract with the federal Center for Mental Health Services to provide technical assistance to system of care communities funded by the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program .  Visit their website to learn more about Systems of Care, gain access to resources specific to certain fields such as child welfare and juvenile justice, and become a member of one of their Communities of Practice.
    • Think Cultural Health -- This site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health (OMH), offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care. Visit this site to access free online courses accredited for continuing education credit as well as supplementary tools to help you and your organization promote respectful, understandable, and effective care to your increasingly diverse patients.
    • Trauma-Informed Interventions: Clinical & Research Evidence & Culture-Specific Information (NCTSN Report) -- These fact sheets from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) describe some of the clinical treatment and trauma-informed service approaches implemented by National Child Traumatic Stress Network centers, with the common goal of reducing the impact of exposure to traumatic events on children and adolescents.
    • University of South Florida Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health -- The Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health works to strengthen the empirical foundation for effective systems of care, and improve services for children with serious emotional or behavioral disorders and their families. Visit their website to obtain publications on children's mental health, gain access to key presentations, and learn more about their research iniatives.
    • White Bison, Inc. -- White Bison, Inc. offers sobriety, recovery, addictions prevention, and wellness/Wellbriety learning resources to the Native American community nationwide.  Visit their website to learn more about the Wellbriety Movement and participate in their Discussion Board.

 

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