Welcome to the African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Resource Library, a curated collection of articles, manuals, and web-based resources. You can search through this database by topic, by type (articles, manuals, podcasts, etc.), and/or by the search term of your choice. For any combination of search criteria, you can choose to look for materials that fit all or any of your criteria.
The PTTC Network’s Building Health Equity & Social Justice Working Group developed this resource for prevention professionals. The overall goal is to incorporate anti-racist, bias-free, and inclusive terminology into the framework of prevention efforts. Diversity and inclusion in the prevention workforce is both ethical and imperative. Preventionists must not only be aware of the knowledge presented throughout this factsheet but be able to practically apply the information given.
In this tool, you can see how you can use each step to inform your practices. Feel free to use this map with stakeholders, a coalition, or community members to explain the process and how you’ll use this tool. At the end of this guide, there is a survey that you can use with your organization, coalition, or group to assess your strengths and areas of growth. The New England PTTC will create a report from your organization-specific data which you can share with your team to assess what areas you may want to focus your work around diversity and inclusion. You may return to this tool when you have determined which areas you want to work on for thoughts on what you might do to improve.
Behavioral health equity is the right to access high-quality and affordable health care services and supports for all populations, including Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality.
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.