Posts Tagged ‘Research’

NYC Disparity Report

The Disparity Report, commissioned by the New York City Young Men’s Initiative and developed by the Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence, provides a snapshot of where New York City’s young people of color stand in relation to their peers in the areas of education, economic security and mobility, health and wellbeing, and community and personal safety. The analysis, which disaggregates data by race and gender, found that while there have been decreases in several disparities for young men and women of color, disparities persist.

CDC Report: Mental Health Treatment

Read “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Men’s Use of Mental Health Treatments,” a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Key findings include:

  • Nearly 9% of men (8.5%) had daily feelings of anxiety or depression. Less than one-half of them (41.0%) took medication for these feelings or had recently talked to a mental health professional.
  • Among men aged 18–44, non-Hispanic black and Hispanic men (6.1%) were less likely than non-Hispanic white men (8.5%) to report daily feelings of anxiety or depression.
  • Among men aged 18–44 who had daily feelings of anxiety or depression, non-Hispanic black and Hispanic men (26.4%) were less likely than non-Hispanic white men (45.4%) to have used mental health treatments.
  • Among men aged 18–44, racial and ethnic differences in the use of mental health treatments were significantly greater for men without health insurance coverage than for men with health insurance.

Changing Course

See key findings from a report published by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Changing Course: Improving Outcomes for African-American Males Involved With Child Welfare Systems. This paper draws attention to African-American boys and young men who are involved with the nation’s child welfare systems and identifies policies and practices that can help to improve their experiences and outcomes.