Boys and Men of Color Resources

Here you will find resources for boys and men of color school programs.

Making the Health Home Model Work for Boys and Young Men of Color

This report examines how the health home model can better serve boys and young men of color. It includes recommendations as well as low and high level efforts that medical practices can implement in order to transform their practices and effectively serve this group.

Integrated, Trauma-Informed Mental Health Care to Support Boys & Young Men of Color

This report provides narratives on the importance of integrated, trauma informed mental health care to support boys and young men of color. It includes best practices that can be replicated across the school-based health field.

Addressing the Reproductive Health Needs of Young Men

California once funded a unique teen pregnancy prevention model designed for young men and that reached many young men of color. This report provides a brief overview of this model, highlighting some of its successes and challenges, and includes recommendations at the practice level to better engage and support young men. The report also includes policy recommendations to incentivize quality health care services for young men.

Attracting & Retaining Adolescent Patients

This report can assist SBHCs that serve the entire community in maintaining an adolescent-friendly practice to ensure the best healthcare experience for a young person. The resource walks through each step of an average appointment—from the front desk, to the waiting room, to the medical visit—and provides strategies for creating an adolescent-friendly practice with visibility throughout the school. In addition, it presents policy advocacy opportunities for those interested in advancing adolescent-friendly health services.

Healing the Hurt: Trauma-Informed Approaches to the Health of Boys and Men of Color

This brief provides an overview of the research on trauma, its disproportionate prevalence among boys and men of color, and its impact on a wide variety of short- and long-term outcomes. It also describes what is meant by a trauma-informed approach and suggests specific ways in which organizations can ensure that they can better meet their clients needs through trauma-informed services.

Saving Men’s Lives

An earlier report on the status of boys and men of color, this document describes the crisis as a result of access to health coverage and health care. The report highlights several programs from across the country, funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, to address the gaps in services for men of color. The programs offer possible models for increasing access to care for boys and young men in California. It also includes policy recommendations on multiple fronts including insurance coverage, community-based services, workforce development, and research and education.

The Health Home: An Approach for Improving Health Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color

This brief offers solutions to the health crisis facing boys and young men of color by emphasizing a health home model of support. The authors offer a basic definition of a health home and highlight three examples of health home models, along with specific case studies, that can better serve the health needs of boys and young men of color. The brief also offers policy recommendations that would support successful development of health homes for boys and young men of color.