A Personal Perspective: PrEP and NBHAAD

This year’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day theme is “Staying the Course, the Fight is not Over.” The best way to stay the course is to get educated, then spread the word. Make a commitment to get educated about PrEP. Knowledge gained about PrEP can be used to not only empower yourself but others as well.

Promoting Behavior Changes through Motivational Interviewing

Naima Cozier, a JSI senior consultant, answers questions about motivational interviewing—a style of interviewing she was recently trained in and has been incorporating in her work on projects such as Healthy Start.

It’s National Preparedness Month: How can you increase the resilience of your health care organization?

When disaster strikes, health care organizations of all sizes and types must continue to provide services to their patients and clients. Having a plan is only the first step to ensuring continuity of operations. Knowing and practicing the plan can make all the difference.

September is National Preparedness Month: What Can Health Care Organizations Do about It?

From natural disasters to man-made, planning is critical for hospitals to health care centers. Read more from Amy Cullum, Senior Consultant in the JSI, US Division, as she looks at the questions every healthcare organization should ask themselves before any emergency.

Words Matter: The Language of Behavioral Health

Words DO matter. As behavioral health and substance use continue to increase and go unsupported in many populations, it’s more important than ever to think about the words that are used and the stigma they can carry.