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Bridging the Gap: Addressing Health Disparities in Multicultural Communities

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  • Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:11
  • Published on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:11
  • Written by Lydia Richard

Visit our Web site at http://www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov to check out the valuable resources we offer to help promote social inclusion and support individuals in pursuing
recovery and full participation within their own multicultural communities.

Heat Wave Preparedness Checklists

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  • Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 05:46
  • Published on Sunday, 22 June 2014 05:46
  • Written by Lydia Richard

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Heat Wave Preparedness Checklists for Mental Health Service Providers [PDF – 122KB] Providers can use these checklists to assess and record heat-related vulnerabilities for consumers and suggest ways for individuals to prepare for, respond to, and prevent negative reactions to extreme heat.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/ehs/mh-provider-heat-checklists.pdf

Physician Compare for Medicare

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  • Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 05:44
  • Published on Sunday, 22 June 2014 05:44
  • Written by Lydia Richard

http://www.medicare.gov/physiciancompare/

As required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, Physician Compare is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website that helps consumers find and choose physicians and other health care professionals enrolled in Medicare. The website helps Medicare consumers make informed choices about the health care they receive. Physician Compare also looks to create explicit incentives for physicians to maximize performance through the publication of quality measures.

Trauma, Gender, and Mental Health

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  • Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 04:42
  • Published on Sunday, 22 June 2014 04:42
  • Written by Lydia Richard

Trauma, Gender, and Mental Health Symptoms in Individuals with Substance Use Disorders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2014 (in press).

Women with substance use disorders experience dramatically higher rates of lifetime physical and sexual trauma than men, although the severity of mental health symptoms in the aftermath of trauma equally affects both sexes.

http://ctndisseminationlibrary.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/relationship-between-trauma-mental-health-substance-use-and-gender/

Effectiveness of Programs for Reducing the Stigma Associated with Mental Disorders

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  • Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 04:41
  • Published on Sunday, 22 June 2014 04:41
  • Written by Lydia Richard

Effectiveness of Programs for Reducing the Stigma Associated with Mental Disorders. A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials, World Psychiatry, 2014. 

Programs to combat the stigma associated with mental disorders must be informed by the best available evidence. There is an evidence base to inform the roll out of programs for improving personal stigma among members of the community. However, there is a need to investigate methods for improving the effectiveness of these programs and to develop interventions effective in reducing perceived and internalized stigma.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wps.20129/pdf

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Wrendy Hayne Mental Health Fund-Maine Community Foundation

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