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May

14

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Health Care Equity Community Engagement Toolkits

Posted by on May 14th, 2018 0 comments

The Association of American Medical Colleges has developed a set of community engagement toolkits to engage academic and local communities around the topic health care equity. The topics of these toolkits are Social Justice Behind and Beyond the Bars: Criminal Justice, Health, and Academic Medicine, Community Engagement; Precision Medicine, and Native Health and Communities, Social Justice;… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Low Income, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Apr

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Mental Health Funding Opportunity

Posted by on April 23rd, 2018 0 comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Mental Health Awareness Training grants. Activities within this program include those that will train others to respond appropriately to those with mental disorders, such as: training individuals to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders; establishing links with school and/or community-based… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Scholarships and Grants

Apr

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SAMHSA Evidence- Based Practices Resource Center

Posted by on April 9th, 2018 0 comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This agency has a mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America. Recently, SAMHSA made their Evidence-Based Resource Center available. This is a tool that allows clinicians, policy-makers and others… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Apr

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

Posted by on April 6th, 2018 0 comments

We can use this month of April to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and take action to prevent it, both at home and in the community.

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Apr

06

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April 2018 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Posted by on April 6th, 2018 0 comments

Check out the April issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health

Mar

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Busting 5 Myths about Eating Disorders

Posted by on March 2nd, 2018 0 comments

In the United States, an estimated 30 million people may have an eating disorder in their lifetime. The March U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) blog post focuses on eating disorder myths

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health

Feb

26

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Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Posted by on February 26th, 2018 0 comments

AHRQ Academy is a resource dedicated to the integration of behavioral health and primary care. The information provided on the AHRQ Academy website is organized by experts in this field and includes research, expert insight, and suggestions for how to integrate behavioral health and primary care. The Academy also supports medication assisted treatment in primary… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Feb

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Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

Posted by on February 12th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health recently published five wellness toolkits. The topics of these toolkits include: Your Surroundings, Your Feelings, Your Body, Your Relationships and Your Disease Defense. Within each toolkit, view a checklist of actions one can take to improve their health within each topic area. The checklists can be quickly reviewed and accessed… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Mental Health, Websites

Jan

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Reports to Influence Healthy Communities

Posted by on January 22nd, 2018 0 comments

The American Psychological Association recently released a report titled, Stress and Health Disparities: Contexts, Mechanisms, and Interventions Among Racial/ Ethnic Minority and Low Socioeconomic Status Populations. This report presents research discussing stress as a contributor to health disparities. Included is information about how stress influences health disparities, the chronic diseases linked to disproportionate stress and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Jan

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Behavioral Health Among College Students Information and Resource Kit

Posted by on January 17th, 2018 0 comments

SAMHSA has released a new information kit for college and university prevention practitioners, health center staff and administrators. The Behavioral Health Among College Students Information & Resource Kit “supports substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion initiatives on college and university campuses.” It includes “fact sheets, extensive resources, PowerPoint slides, and more.” For a brief overview of… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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