Data & Research Studies on Disparities in Mental Health
- Action Steps for Improving Women's Mental Health -- (OWH09-PROFESSIONAL) A report that brings together the most recent research, resources, products, and tools on mental health issues in women and explores the role gender plays in diagnosing, treating, and coping with mental illness. It also points to resilience and social support systems as key factors in overcoming mental illness. The report outlines specific action steps for policy-makers, health care providers, researchers, and others to take in an effort to address the burden of mental illness on women's lives and increase their capacity for recovery. Download a copy here or through the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration's Health Information Network (SHIN) whre you can also order free copies shin or call (877) SAMHSA-7
- Women's Mental Health: What It Means to You -- (OWH09-CONSUMER) A consumer booklet that addresses the stigma associated with mental health, with information on the signs and symptoms of mental illness. It also provides suggestions for support and solutions for preventing and coping with mental illness. Download a copy here or through the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration's Health Information Network (SHIN) whre you can also order free copies shin or call (877) SAMHSA-7
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Psychosocial Needs Assessment and Counseling Center Personnel Surveys -- This report contains the results of a pilot study that explores the range of psychosocial needs of students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the resources available to and training needs of the counseling center personnel who serve them.
- Older Adults Race/Ethnicity and Mental Health Disparities: A Consumer Focused Research Agenda -- This paper is designed to form the foundation for a research agenda focused on the development of practical programs that address mental health issues from the consumer perspective.
- How Engaged are Consumers in Their Health and Health Care, and Why Does It Matter? (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) -- This brief finds that consumers with lower patient activation levels lack basic knowledge, confidence and support on how to manage their health. People with chronic conditions also had lower levels of activation, and only 48 percent reported that their health care provider helped them set goals to improve their diet.
- States Ranked by Size of Gaps in Key Child Health Measures (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) -- The report, America's Health Starts With Healthy Children: How Do States Compare?, highlights the important role that income and education play in the health of America's children. The release of the state-by-state report coincides with the launch of a new online tool. The Education and Health Calculator is an interactive tool that lets users examine the current level of education in their own county or state and observe what might happen to death rates if a larger proportion of the population attended college.
- Traum-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.
- Latino Disparities in Child MENTAL Health Services (August 2008)
- Road To Evidence (NAMBHA Report)
- Cambodian Project Summary
- NAAPIMHA Cambodian Mental Health Literature Search (April 2008)
- National Wellness Summit for People with Mental Illness
- Case Studies of System Implementation (University of South Florida RTC Report)
- Conceptualizing Community Defined Evidence
- Brief Inventory of Culturally-based Behavioral Health Practices for Latinos/Hispanics in the United States
- Addressing Behavioral Health Service Disparities: Current and Potential Strategies within Washington State and the National Context. (March 2010) -- Washington State's Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Health and Recovery Services Administration (HRSA) contracted with TriWest Group, LLC to review recent trends related to addressing health disparities at the national and state levels. This review's focus is on documentation and assessment of the range of current and potential strategies to reduce disparities in the access to and quality of mental health services in Washington State, with a specific sub‐focus on current issues surrounding the role of Mental Health (MH) Specialists in Washington State.