Resource Round-up: Spotlight on National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15 we honor the cultural contribution of Hispanic people for National Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s theme is “Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future.” Even as we celebrate, we acknowledge that we still have quite a bit of work to do. Hispanic and Latinx populations experiencing or at-risk of homelessness are often underserved and disproportionately impacted. As communities continue to thoughtfully build a more racially equitable homelessness response system, we offer these resources from our Federal partners to highlight ways communities may better serve and support this population.

HUD's CoC Analysis Tool: Race and Ethnicity helps communities identify racial and ethnic bias in homelessness systems and services. 

The Office of Minority Health provides physical and behavioral health resources and materials in English and Spanish.

Health Equity Considerations and Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups provides information linked to race and ethnicity for communities to consider for a better tailored responsive system.  

Think Cultural Health focuses on health equity and cultural competence at all points of contact.

Health initiatives for Hispanic health includes culturally and racially specific ways that health outcomes affect the Hispanic population.

The CDC’s REACH program offers several Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health.

This Special Education Guide from HHS provides a cultural competency component for providers working with Hispanic populations.

SAMHSA’s Behavior Health Equity provides national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health and Spanish-language resources.

HHS partners with National Alliance on Mental Illness to provide mental health resources for Hispanic and Latinx populations in English and Spanish.

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