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December 2021 "BAI Data is Helping Vaccinate LA" The following videos were created to help inform Latino and other communities about the importance of getting vaccinated. Focus groups are a useful tool to learn about the health needs of local communities: The Story of Onesimus Of Reasons and Rumors Happy Birthday, Granny Share Your Why - Donny Share Your Why - Noah
La Clinica de la Raza- Cultura y Bienestar : Improving Mental Health among Latinos in Oakland, Ca. BAI partnered with La Clinica de la Raza on a 4 year evaluation study to improve mental health for Latino's in Oakland, Ca. Participants improved with decreased mental health symptoms at post-survey administration. There was significant improvement in Psychological Distress-Anxiety, Psychological Distress-Depression, and Psychological Functioning - Daily Interference from Pretest to Posttest administration.
USC MUH Survey: Making a difference during the COVID-19 Pandemic BAI has partnered with USC to assess tenant and landlord perceptions about smoke free policies in multi-unit housing in LA County during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project seeks to inform smoke-free housing policies in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles, by conducting surveys with tenants and landlords, and key informant interviews with landlords to assess tenant's exposure to SHS, perceptions of smoke-free apartments and policies, and their support for smoke-free policies.
USC, The Children’s Hospital of LA and BAI New Study A new study has been launched to better determine what parents who live in South/Central or Eastern Los Angeles think about vaccinating children and adolescents against COVID- 19. BAI will contribute to the findings by conducting a rapid analysis of all focus groups.
Center for Health Justice - Center for Health Justice (CHJ) CHJ has partnered with BAI on projects that primarily involve incarcerated individuals and individuals who are reintegrating into society. CHJ have currently partnered on 3 ongoing projects which are Self Discovery in Motion (SDIM), Keepin' it Safe and Sexy (KISS), and Keepin' it Sober (KIS). SDIM (2017, CSAT Treatment Project) is a 5 year evaluation study that aims to provide substance abuse and/or mental health treatment for incarcerated and at-risk individuals in the Greater Los Angeles area. KISS (2021, CSAP Prevention Navigator Project) is a 5 year evaluation study that aims to improve substance abuse education and prevention practices for incarcerated and at-risk individuals in the Greater Los Angeles area. KIS (2021, CSAP Partnerships For Success Project) is a 5 year evaluation study that aims to improve substance abuse and STI education and prevention practices for incarcerated and at-risk individuals in the Greater Los Angeles area.
La Clinica de la Raza has partnered with BAI for current and past projects Projects primarily involve youth and young adults under the age of 25. Currently La Clinica de la Raza is providing its community with a Youth Opioid Response (YOR) treatment grant. YOR (2020, CSAT Treatment Project) is a 5 year evaluation study to provide substance abuse and/or mental health treatment for incarcerated and at-risk individuals in Oakland, CA and its surrounding areas. Past 30-day substance use as well as recent mental and/or emotional difficulties are taken into account for YOR.
National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) has partnered with BA I The partnership involves their current National Hispanic/Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NHLATTC) and National Hispanic/Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center (NHLPTTC) Projects. NLBHA aims to provide training and technical assistance to those who attend their webinars and in-person events. BAI has partnered with NLBHA to provide evaluation for training and technical assistance services provided by NLBHA for NHLATTC (2019) and NHLPTTC (2019) in-person and digital events. Participants are provided with training and assistance concerning areas of interest for their agency. A post-training survey is provided which asks about the effectiveness of the training received, what a participant's role is within their agency, and suggestions for improvement for future sessions.
Latino Mental Health Equity Ensuring Quality Behavioral Healthcare, Wellness and Recovery Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:45am-3:00pm -- Via ZOOM 2:00-3:00 p.m. Acculturation Stress among Latinos: Why it Matters for our Mental Health Richard Cervantes, PhD, Research Director, Behavioral Assessment, Inc., andPrincipal Investigatorfor NIH Familia Adelante and Hispanic Stress Inventory
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BAI Researchers emphasize the importance of undoing structural barrier for behavioral health care “Cultural Competence as a Response to Structural Racism in Latino Substance Use and Access to Care in the United States” WRITTEN BY: Erick Guerrero, Tenie Khachikian, Richard C. Cervantes, Charles Kaplan, Rene D. Olate and Jennifer B. Unger
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