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Cultural Competence Plan Requirements
Conference Materials/ Meeting Handouts
- Mapping Progress in Mental Health Disparities in a Transformed California Mental Health System, May 21-22, 2009
Informational Fact Sheets
Reports and Publications
Latino Health Policy Framework Released
On May 23 the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California released, "A Framework for Implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Improve Health in Latino Communities." This document is intended to serve as an evaluative tool for policy makers and health advocates alike to assist in the assessment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its ability to address the health needs of Latinos in California.
Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations - Information & Resource Kit
Equips prevention professionals, healthcare providers, and educators with information on current health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. Includes an overview of terms related to gender identity and sexual expression. Available Free from (SAMHSA) Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.
The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America.
July 2003 Executive Summary
- Report on how Cambodian American Youth are Underresourced, Overpoliced & Fighting Back!
- Latino Access Study
- Native American Resource Directory
Health Care Quality Gaps and Disparities Persist in Every State
States are seeing improvements in health care quality, but disparities for their minority and low-income residents persist according to the 2010 State Snapshots released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. For the full article as well as links to the 2010 State Snapshots visit-http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2011/snapshots10pr.htm
Three Spanish Publications about Medication-Assisted Treatment
SAMHSA's new Spanish-language booklets will benefit individuals (and their families and friends) who are entering medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Visit this link for more information-http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USSAMHSA-8dadb
Actualizing Health Care Reform for Urban Indians
This report serves as a Call for Action that outlines strategies to ensure the success of health care reform for urban Indians. It is intended to prompt an ongoing discussion that is responsive to feedback from urban Indians, the organizations that serve them, urban Indian health professionals, practitioners and others. Please visit this link for the report:
Governor Brown Signs SB 48 to Recognize Contributions of LGBT Americans, Pacific Islanders and Persons with Disabilities
For full text of the bill, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.
Communication resources to educate and raise awareness with disparate populations-
The National Leadership Council on African American Behavioral Health (NLC): www.nlcouncil.com
The National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA): http://naapimha.org
The First Nations Behavioral Health Association (FNBHA): http://fnbha.org
- The National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA): http://nlbha.org