SAMHSA and SAMHSA-supported Resources
A compilation of resources including those for training and technical assistance, national CLAS standards, cultural humility and considerations. There are also resources for specific groups such as African Americans, Latinx populations, Native Americans, women, LGBTQ people, and youth.
The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) is a network of community-based organizations focused on the mental health and substance use issues of diverse racial and ethnic communities. The NNED supports information sharing, training, and technical assistance towards the goal of promoting behavioral health equity.
This resource list was developed by the PTTC Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Practices Work Group, and represents a compilation of resources produced by the PTTC Network to help individuals understand the impact of culture and identity in prevention efforts. All resources are free to access. This list is by no means exhaustive, and will be updated periodically to ensure it has the most relevant resources. The list includes resources for multiple racial and gender groups, as well as adolescents and veterans.
Behavioral Health Equity is the right to access quality health care for all populations regardless of the individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, geographical location and social conditions through prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use conditions and disorders. Find resources for behavioral health equity here.
Find data on health disparities and health care quality among diverse populations, cultural and linguistic competency, health literacy, and health reform. Resources include national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources.
Access resources and online training on cultural competency from SAMHSA and other agencies and organizations.
The Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE) coordinates SAMHSA’s efforts to reduce disparities in mental and/or substance use disorders across populations. OBHE’s efforts are focused on the promotion of behavioral health equity for underserved racial and ethnic minority, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations.
- Trauma, Racism, Chronic Stress and the Health of Black Americans
- Strategies for Outreaching and Engaging Communities of Color: A Pathway to Reducing Disparities. Brief Guidance from SAMHSA’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity for State Administrators and State Grantees
This list of resources is a collaboration between all Technology Transfer Centers and includes categories for behavioral health, substance use and prevention, working with youth, and discrimination, race, and privilege.