Population Health

Double Jeopardy: COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Disparities for Black and Latino Communities in the US

SAMHSA, 2020  This SAMHSA briefing looks at recent reports that indicate the current pandemic disproportionately impacts communities of color, compounding longstanding racial disparities. Click here to access this briefing. read more

Trauma, Racism, Chronic Stress and the Health of Black Americans

Office of Behavioral Health Equity, June 3, 2020 Summary Findings: racism and associated trauma and violence contribute to mental health disorders, particularly depressions, anxiety and PTSD, and chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension,... read more

The Trauma Lens of Police Violence against Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Journal of Social Issues, 2017 Police violence against racial and ethnic minorities has been researched through the lens of multiple social science disciplines including psychology. Within psychology, the study of trauma lends itself to understanding the dynamics of... read more

Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19); What is the VA doing?

US Department of Veteran Affairs, 2020  VA has implemented an aggressive public health response to protect and care for Veterans, their families, health care providers, and staff in the face of this emerging health risk. We are working directly with the CDC and other... read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SAMHSA, 2020 SAMHSA recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing the following guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country. SAMHSA stands ready to assist in any manner... read more

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