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SAMHSA's Minority Fellowship Program accepting fellowship applications for 2017-18

SAMHSA's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grantees have started to accept fellowship applications for the 2017-18 academic cycle. The MFP seeks to improve behavioral health outcomes of racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of well - trained, culturally-competent, behavioral health professionals available to work in underserved, minority communities. The program offers scholarship assistance, training, and mentoring for individuals seeking degrees in behavioral health who meet program eligibility requirements.

For more information and to apply for each program, please click each individual program link above.

OMH and SAMHSA MyMentalHealth Twitter Chat

The Office of Minority Health along with SAMSHA is hosting a #MyMentalHealth Twitter chat to coincide with National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month on July 27th at 2 pm ET. This chat will bring together partners from various backgrounds and agencies to discuss mental health in minority communities.

Mental health impacts all of us in various ways and we want to hear your voice in this important discussion. Please consider joining the Twitter chat as a partner, helping us promote the event on social media and sharing your work, content and resources during the chat. Attached to this email you will find promotional content and the questions that will be asked during the chat. Also, if you're not able to attend the chat please feel free to schedule tweets as we have included the times when each question is expected to go out.

To sign on as a partner or get more information, please feel free to contact Shana Griffith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your support! #MyMentalHealth.

Arizona Public Health Association Announces 2016 Award Nominations

The Arizona Public Health Association proudly presents the 2016 award nominations categories, encouraging health and wellness for all Arizonans. 


This award is intended for students: Bachelor, Master, and PhD level students are encouraged to apply. Nominees must have an interest in the area of improving public health. If you know a student who has a strong interest in public health and could benefit from a $500 scholarship award, click this link to review requirements or to nominate someone.


The Cele Cohen Award was established for the purpose of recognizing the contributions of Cecelia Cohen to public health nursing. This award is to recognize a public/community health nurse within Arizona that has made an outstanding contribution to public/community health. To find out more about the requirements and to nominate someone, please click here.


This award is meant to honor persons or entities that have demonstrated a sustained effort in assuring the delivery of health services to under-served populations in Arizona. For requirements and nominations, please follow this link.


This award is given for work done for the advancement or betterment of the Arizona Public Health Association. Hard work, dedication, or any other contribution to the Association will be the guideline for the selection. For details and to nominate someone, please click here.


Any health education or patient education material produced in Arizona by an Arizona resident(s) during August 2014 - August 2015 is eligible for a HEMMY award. For more requirements and information, as well as to nominate someone for this award, please click here.


This award honors those who have made outstanding contributions to public health policy. The award is named after the late Senator Andy Nichols, an advocate for good public health policy. For requirements and nominations, please follow this link.

Award nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2016!

Award winners will be recognized at our Annual Awards Dinner on the evening of September 30th following the AzPHA Fall Conference at Desert Willow Conference Center.

Amistades selected for funding for Familia Adelante Multi-Risk Prevention Program

Amistades, Inc. was selected for funding from the Parent’s Commission on Drug Education and Prevention Grant Program for the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. This means Amistades will be implementing the Familia Adelante Multi-Risk Prevention Program (a SAMHSA promising evidence-based curriculum) for Latino youth and families in the Sunnyside community, at the Apollo Community School located in the Sunnyside Unified School District (SUSD). The Familia Adelante Multi-Risk Prevention Program will target at-risk Latino youth 10-14 years old who are academically challenged and manifesting behavioral health problems through risky behavior. The program will begin on July 1, 2016.

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Orlando, Florida's Latino LGBTQ community

Article from the National Latino Behavioral Health Association
Submitted by Antonio “Tonio” Gonzales Ogas, M.A.
NLBHA Summer Fellow
MSW Student at New Mexico Highlands University
Edited by Fredrick Sandoval, MPA, Executive Director

In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 12, 2016, a gunman would walk into a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and open fire on its patrons. It was Latin Night at the Pulse Nightclub, a popular gay-owned business which has thrived in the Central Florida region for many years and was now the latest target of what has become an epidemic of mass shootings in the United States.

If you visit their website,, you’ll read the following: “On 6.12.16, our Orlando community was changed forever. We grieve with the victims, their families and our Pulse family, and we thank you all for the outpouring of support and love that is helping us through this tragic time.”

With over 300 patrons in the bar, 49 individuals were murdered that morning, 32 of which, were Hispanic or Latino. Another 50+ individuals were seriously injured. The numbers of those affected, both in the short-and-long-term, will never be known. The effects of this attack on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community created a wave of worldwide attention that has augmented a movement even larger than that of marriage equality. We are no longer just fighting for equality … we are now fighting for our lives.

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2018-2019 Scholarship Application

The Josie Torralba Romero (JTR) Scholarship Fund seeks to honor its namesake, who was the first President and one of the founders of the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) by providing academic scholarships to Latino students interested in pursuing a college degree in behavioral health related academic areas.

Scholarship Application