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SAMHSA Briefs on behavioral health of AANHIP boys and young men

Posted by on August 1st, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

In the SAMHSA blog post “Bringing Greater Awareness to AANHPI Behavioral Health”, Drs. Huang and Chau from SAMHSA share some information and new resources about behavioral health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) boys and young men. Two notable briefs are A Snapshot of Behavioral Health Issues for Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Boys and… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health



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Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Grant Opportunity from the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) This notice solicits applications for the Empowered Communities Initiative, or ECI, program. The ECI Program is intended to provide support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. It seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse



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Men’s Health Month

Posted by on June 1st, 2017 0 comments

During June, the Office of Minority Health of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS OMH) invites you to join the observance of Men’s Health Month and the efforts to encourage men and boys to take steps to live healthier. On average, men in the U.S. die five and a half years earlier… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health



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HHS announces over $70 million in grants to address the opioid crisis

Posted by on June 1st, 2017 0 comments

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, MD announced the availability of over $70 million over multiple years to help communities and healthcare providers prevent opioid overdose deaths and provide treatment for opioid use disorder. HHS Secretary Tom Price, “Building partnerships and providing resources to state and local governments as well as non-government organizations are… Read More »

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



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Coping with Grief and Loss?

Posted by on May 9th, 2017 0 comments

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. Grief is often associated with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief—but any loss can cause grief, including divorce or relationship… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health



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Guidelines for Successful Transition of People with Mental or Substance Use Disorders from Jail and Prison

Posted by on April 12th, 2017 0 comments

This free guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is designed as an aid for those who assist with transitions from correctional facilities. It provides behavioral health, correctional, and community stakeholders with examples of the implementation of successful strategies for transitioning people with mental or substance use disorders from institutional correctional settings… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns



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Addressing Public Health Crises: Suicide and Opioid Addiction

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

During National Public Health Week, April 3-9, we celebrate the progress we’ve made helping people live healthier lives and those public health professionals who have helped us make that progress. But one hallmark of public health is life expectancy, and the United States just experienced a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Mental Health, Public Health, Rural



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Resources for Addressing Mental Health

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

Addressing Mental Health in African Americans Through FAITH Learn more about a partnership between faith community leaders and researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in this NIMHD Blog post by Dr. Tiffany Haynes and Fay Boozman from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Campaign to Change Direction PSAs “The Substance Abuse and Mental… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns



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Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda

Posted by on February 14th, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of the Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda, a first-of-its-kind collaborative tribal-federal blueprint that highlights the extent to which behavioral health challenges affect Native communities, in addition to strategies and priorities to reduce these problems and improve the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives…. Read More »

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



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Memory Affected by Cancer Treatment

Posted by on February 4th, 2017 0 comments

Many people are living longer with cancer because of major advances in diagnosis and screening as well as better treatments. But cancer treatment can have an impact on memory, sometimes referred to as “chemobrain.” From NIHSeniorHealth.gov you can learn how cancer treatment can affect memory and find tips to help improve memory and concentration after cancer treatment, see… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Senior

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