Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Research and Resources

The Mountain Plains Prevention Technology Transfer Center has compiled a list of relevant resources regarding Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). 


Please click on the links below to view the resources:

What is EDI? 

Behavioral Health Equity, (Webpage). SAMHSA, 2022

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, (Webpage). Tuskegee University, 2022


EDI Resources 

TTC Racial EquityTool, (Downloadable/Printable Document). TTC Network Coordinating Offices, June 2020.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, (Webpage) The University of Utah, 2022. 

IMPACT: Strategic Plan, (Downloadable/Printable Document). APA and APA Services, Inc., February 2019. 

A Comprehensive Culturally Responsive Glossary: Concepts to Increase Awareness Towards Health Equity, (Downloadable/Printable Document). PTTC Building Health Equity and Social Justice Workgroup, November 2021. 

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.


Importance of Language, Accessibility, and Cultural Competency 

Guide to Equity Terminology: Promoting Behavioral Health Equity through the Words We Use, (Guide). SAMHSA, August 2023

Cultural Competency vs. Cultural Humility Infographic, (Infographic). Mountain Plains PTTC, June 2021.

Debate vs. Dialogue Infographic, (Infographic). Mountain Plains PTTC, June 2021.

Section 508 Compliance Fact Sheet, (Fact Sheet). TTC's Network Coordinating Offices, December 2019. 

Incorporating Cultural Competence into Your Comprehensive Plan, (Downloadable/Printable Document). CADCA, 2018.

Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication, (Website). CDC, August 2021.

Do No Harm Guide: Applying Equity Awareness in Data Visualization, (Downloadable/Printable Document). Urban Institute, 2021. 


CLAS Standards (CLAS) 

Adopting the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), Region 8 Behavioral Health advisory memo sent to Region 8 on July 29, 2020.

The HHS Office of Minority Health says, "The National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for health and health care organizations."  

Click below to view the National CLAS standards:

To help implement this into your work, here is An Implemenation Checklist for the National CLAS Standards document.

Visit www.ThinkCulturalHealth.hhs.gov for more information

CLAS Standards Resources: 

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards in Behavioral Health Settings: Military and Veterans, (Recorded webinar). Central East PTTC, May 2019. 


National Websites with Resources

Behavioral Health Equity Resources, (Resources Page). SAMHSA, 2022. 

Building Health Equity and Inclusion, (Resource Page). NCO PTTC, 2022. 

Racial Equity Resources, (Resource Webpage). Mid-America ATTC, 2021. 

Racial Equity & Cultural Diversity- General Resources, (Resource Webpage). Northwest MHTTC, 2022.

National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED), (Website). 2022. 

Promoting Equity and Reducing Disparities, (Website). The Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, 2022. 


Centers of Excellence Increasing Behavioral Health Equity

African American Behavioral Health Equity Center of Excellence

LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity Center of Excellence

E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging: Engage, Educate, Empower, for Equity


Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE), (Website). SAMHSA, 2022. 


Resources by Topic

Cultural Competency

Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals, (Self-Paced Online Training). Think Cultural Health, HHS.gov, May 2019. 

Tip 59: Improving Cultural Competence: A Treatment Improvement Protocol, (Downloadable/Printable Document). SAMHSA, November 2015. 

A Prevention Guide to Improving Cultural Competency, (Downloadable/Printable Document). Central East PTTC, November 2019.


Cultural Humility

Culture As Medicine: Healing Through Connection, (Recorded Webinar). Northwest PTTC, December 2021. 

Building a Habit of Cultural Humility in Prevention, (Recorded Webinar). Pacific Southwest PTTC, June 2021. 

Cultural Humility: Where Being a Human Matters in Serving Others, (Recorded Webinar). National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC, April 2019. 

Cultural Humility: Where Being a Human Matters in Serving Others, (Factsheet). National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC, December 2019. 


Health Equity and Disparities 

Health Equity and Inclusion in Prevention Webinar Series, (Recorded Webinar Series). Great Lakes PTTC, February 2022.


Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations,(Recorded Webinar Series). Central East PTTC, October 2021.


Leveraging a Health Equity Approach to Improve Prevention Efforts, (Recorded Webinar). Southeast PTTC, April 2020. 


Utilizing Cultural and Social Determinants of Health to Address Substance Use Prevention Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities, (Webinar). Pacific Southwest PTTC, 2023






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