RESOURCE BULLETIN
SEPTEMBER
Autumn's here! Pumpkin spice latte anyone? This issue of our Resource Bulletin celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. This year's theme, "Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope," encourages everyone to reflect on the contributions Latinos have made, and will continue to make in communities across the nation and globally. Whether or not you identify as Latino, Hispanic, or Latinx, there is always something new to learn about our diverse communities.  We invite you to expand your knowledge about the culture and practices of the more than 21 Spanish-speaking countries that are also (remove also) represented in Latino communities across the United States. How should I celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month you ask? Our recommendations: Initiate a cultural potluck of Latin/x foods from different countries and use the opportunity to learn about each culture and its people, conduct a lunch and learn highlighting local Latinos/x leaders, support your local Latinx-owned businesses, read a book by a Latinx author, listen to Latino podcasts, make a playlist of Latino artists or take a dance class.

This Bulletin also acknowledges Suicide Prevention Month. The COVID-19 pandemic, among other things, has underscored the disparities and reduced access to mental health care in the country, especially among vulnerable populations. It is more important than ever to learn more about suicide prevention and obtain resources to share with our communities. We hope these resources to share with your community. We challenge you to expand your knowledge base on suicide prevention and start the conversation with coworkers, family and friends.

In addition, we invite you to view and share the recording of our last webinar Serving Refugees and Humanitarian Migrants in Health and Social Service Settings. In this session, we discussed the differences between refugees and other immigrants and discussed the particular needs of this very diverse population.
 
Finally, as our children go back to school, it is important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over. We must still follow the health recommendations of the CDC and/or our state and jurisdictional guidelines. For the latest information on COVID-19, check out PROCEED, Inc.’s bilingual website - PODER en SALUD – POWER in HEALTH - and be sure to share it with a friend, family member, or colleague!
 
Continue reading to learn more! 
Hispanics/Latinos are the largest ethnic minority population in the U.S! Hispanic Heritage Month is a good opportunity to learn about important initiatives for Hispanic/Latino health.

Learn to examine and understand the root causes of health disparities, foster diversity in health institutions and industries and improve access to educational attainment for Latinos.

A targeted approach may be more impactful than broader efforts to reach the 35 percent of adults in the United States who have not yet gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

Suicide is a major public health concern. More than 47,500 people die by suicide each year in the United States; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Help raise awareness by sharing resources that help others recognize the warning signs for suicide and know how to get help.



The topic of suicide – when it comes up – is still scary for many people to think about. It’s only by learning more about what leads someone to suicide, the ways we can help to prevent it, and what resources are available – and not being afraid to ask when we’re worried about someone, or for help when we need it ourselves – that we can empower our communities to address this leading cause of death. 

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides. World Suicide Prevention Day gives organizations, government agencies and individuals a chance to promote awareness about suicide, mental illnesses associated with suicide, as well as suicide prevention.



NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Serving Refugees and Humanitarian Migrants in
Health and Social Service Settings
This recording from our live webinar on August 19th focuses on increasing awareness, reducing health disparities, and raising the voice on how the social determinants of health affect refugee populations in the United States. Learn the resettlement process refugees have to go through before entering the country, understand the need and social determinants of health that affect this population, and how to improve your organization's processes to improve care and offer cultural and linguistic appropriate services in health and social services settings.
PODER en SALUD HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH:
PRODUCTS DEVELOPED IN THE PROGRAM'S FIRST YEAR
The CBA for Health Equity program is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 1NU38OT000309-04-00, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Program or event content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent official positions of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.