Combating the stigma regarding Mental Illness among people of Color.

Combating the stigma regarding Mental Illness among people of Color.

Provide a clear, specific, definition of the topic.

How does this topic or health behavior relate to the leading health indicators/focus areas/goals of Healthy People 2020 document? This document can be found at Healthy People 2020

How is this topic or behavior relevant to community health? How is this topic relevant to other national health campaigns or national health initiatives?

If you are writing about a health behavior, what is the prevalence of this behavior in the United States and your state? 

Does prevalence differ by gender, race, age, socioeconomic status?

Provide some statistics here.

Describe the significance of this topic/health behavior in America today.

Discuss any diseases and/or societal problems caused by this behavior.

Are there any financial costs or costs to society associated with this topic/behavior?

Describe the risk factors associated with this topic/behavior.

What factors lead to this health behavior or disease?

How can the risk factors be controlled or prevented?

How can the negative outcomes be prevented?

What are the current recommendations for preventing premature morbidity/mortality in this area?

Are there any programs that have shown to be effective in the literature?

Please identify a minimum of three organizations or healthcare agencies either nationally or locally that provide programs, funding, or resources to address this issue