Publications

The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Population: An Urgent Issue

SAMHSA, 2020 This newly released SAMHSA report presents data on the prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Black/African American population; contextual factors and challenges to prevention and treatment; and innovative community-based strategies to... read more

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

Smoking Cessation; A Report of the Surgeon General

U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 2020 This report was prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the general direction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health... read more

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