How Interactive Guides Can Promote Tough Conversations About Health

There’s never been a more important time to encourage people to talk about their health. COVID-19 cases remain unchecked, a mental health crisis is unfolding, opioid-related deaths are on the rise, the health challenges Americans struggled with before the pandemic have been exacerbated, and as a result of the systemic racism that pervades our healthcare system, all of these issues affect people of color disproportionately.

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Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities: A Research Review

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We Need to Recognize Toxic Stress as a Health Condition with Clinical Implications

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