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External Links

External links are hyperlinks that connect users to an external webpage or site outside of the ATTC Network.

The following external links or links, for that matter, include resources and places of interest for professionals in the field of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and education:

Caribbean Basin and Hispanic Addiction Technology Transfer Center (CBHATTC). The Caribbean Basin and Hispanic ATTC was part of the previous structure of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network until September 2012.  Under the Institute of Research, Education, and Services in Addiction (IRESA) of the Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine in Bayamón, Puerto Rico the center encouraged formal education and scientific knowledge in the substance abuse field.   The purpose of the center was to facilitate the transfer of latest research information and culturally appropriate educational activities and products to service providers in order to enhance treatment services in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the Hispanic and Latino communities in the United States. Here you can find products and resources -Spanish and English- such as: curriculums, Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs), Technical Assistance Publications (TAPs), pamphlets, reports, and electronic media that are relevant for the delivery of services in the substance abuse treatment and recovery field.

New links and resources will be added to this section on an ongoing basis. 


National Network of Libraries of Medicine. There are many agencies, organizations, associations, book and video distributors that are now providing bilingual information. The following list is a sampling of resources to utilize when looking for Spanish language consumer health information. This list contains resources originating from the United States, as the medical standard of care is different from country to country. This list is to be used as a guide in providing information, and is by no means inclusive of all Spanish consumer health information available.

Novant Health Employee Assistance Program. Novant Health Employee Assistance Program provides short-term counseling and support to employees, their immediate family members and management of Novant Health. Some typical issues seen by our counselors include relationship issues, stress management, depression, older adult issues, work-life balance, etc. We serve our clients at various locations and offer appointments to meet the diverse work shifts of staff. Please take the opportunity to review our pages of information on a variety of work and life issues. One the goals of this site is to provide timely information on a variety of topics of interest to our employees.

OAS/CICAD-Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Comission.The mission of CICAD is to reduce production, trafficking and use and abuse of drugs. As an integral part of the CICAD, the Observatory on Drugs offers a network that provides current and reliable information on drug use and abuse so that members are able to design policies and programs that specifically target substance abuse issues. In order to achieve this goal, the Observatory on Drugs promotes improvement of data collection and analysis through standardization of these methods along with providing scientific and technical training among professionals. 

The Observatory on Drugs has three ongoing funded projects that amplify their mission. They include:
  • REDLA-links researchers in Latin America with those in the US- NIDA funded
  • SIDU- estimates prevalence and incidence rates of drug use in Latin America- : United States, Department of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
  • Program to Estimate the Social and Economic Impact of Drugs in the Americas –Health Canada.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is one of the leading Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501(c) (3) organizations in the country. CHCI was established in 1978 by Congressman Edward Roybal, Congressman E. “Kika” de la Garza and Congressman Baltasar Corrada to help increase opportunities for Hispanics to participate in and contribute to the American policy making process.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.

Immigrant Life. Immigrant Life is the leading immigration law publisher.  It offers a client referral service to immigration law firms and free information, primarily for the use of immigration law professionals.

Articles and news

Hispanic and Latino populations and language in the United States.

Latinos Lack Mental Health Treatment, Study Says by Kacy Capobres, Fox News Latino. January 24, 2013.

Rates for Selected Detailed Race and Hispanic Groups by State and Place: 2007–2011. Link to the Census Bureau on poverty.


Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence from NY State Psychiatry Institute. 


The National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health. The National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health is a private non-profit charitable organization, a 501 (c)(3) dedicated to promoting quality mental health services through policy development initiatives, training, technical assistance, research, data colection, best practice development, and anti-stigma and anti-discrimination campaigns.

Sociedad Española de Toxicomanías (SET) SET was organized in 1988 in order to exchange and promote knowledge between national and international professionals in drug abuse. SET’s outreach to its 426 members can be visualized in National and International conferences, congress meeting bi-annually, and by offering training courses to professionals in the field of substance abuse. Funding for this organization comes from such organizations as Delegaciόn del Gobierno para el Plan Nacional sobre Ministerio de Educatiόn, Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, NIDA and Uniόn Europea.

Latino Social Workers Organization. The LSWO is an online organization for social workers to participate in sharing, learning, and networking.

LSWO provides members, students, colleagues, and the community with a number of tools and information in the area of social work. LSWO provides networking opportunities, news and information, information technology support, policy updates, a Job Bank, continuing education and mentoring programs for social work professionals as well as students and new professionals to the field of social work.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities  The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HISs). Today, HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain.

CTN Dissemination Library The CTN DISSEMINATION LIBRARY is a digital repository of resources created by and about NIDA's National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN). It provides CTN members and the public with a single point of access to research findings and other materials that are approved for dissemination throughout the CTN and to the larger community of providers, researchers and policy-makers.

Alcohol and Other Drug Conferences.

Latino Behavioral Health Institute The Latino Behavioral Health Institute is a non-profit corporation founded by CEO Ambrose Rodriguez, M.P.A., and incorporated in 1996 (EIN No.: 93-1195514). LBHI’s mission is to enhance skills of persons interested or involved in providing behavioral health services to the Latino community. The Institute is dedicated to eliminating discrimination against persons in need of behavioral health services, human services or health care.

Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools Are you a professor or board member from an HSHPS member institution? Would you like to create a training program with HSHPS for summer 2009? Visit this website and read how you can train graduate medical and public health students to better serve the Hispanic community.

Association for Advancement of Mexican Americans The Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) is committed to advancing the lives of at-risk and disadvantaged youth and families through an array of innovative programs of excellence in the areas of Education, Health and Human Services and Community Development.

Texas Behavioral Health Institute Sometimes the best way to work with customers and clients is in person. The Annual Texas Behavioral Health Institute brings vendors face-to-face with the decision-makers in the Texas substance abuse and mental health fields. The Institute Conference is the best opportunity you’ll have to market to this group of professionals. The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) developed the as a portal to share key information that can improve the quality of healthcare delivered to Hispanic populations. The information is directed to health professionals and the public. This portal will be initially developed with the assistance and direction from a network that includes: National Hispanic Health Professions Leadership Network and NHMA Council of Medical Societies.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence Community In 2005, the TA Partnership redesigned its approach to addressing cultural and linguistic competence. Recognizing the critical importance of this area, the TA Partnership created a team approach, drawing upon the expertise in the two organizations that come together to form the partnership: the American Institutes for Research and the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.

ASPIRA Association, Inc. This association offers programs and activities dedicated to leadership development and education of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth. ASPIRA Association, Inc.; 1444 Eye Street NW, Suite 800; Washington, D.C. 20005; Tel. 202-835-3600.

National Latino Children's Institute This national institute conducts research and presents educational materials, programs, and services focused on Latino children. 

PROCEED, Inc. Puerto Rican Organization for Community Education and Economic Development, Inc. This organization addresses the social, health, and economic needs of Latino and non-Latino communities. 

Latino College Expo The Latino College Expo fosters the educational goals of New York City high school students of Latino heritage by providing an array of specialized programs sensitive to the needs of the Latino community. 

The Latino Achievement Initiative Alliant's vision is to become an Hispanic Serving Institution that focuses on meeting the higher education needs of traditionally underserved Latino/a populations, as well as offering expertise about Latino/a as to other students and academic communities.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration This page is provided as an aid in researching scholarships and internships, none of which are provided through or by PRFAA.  The links should only be used for reference and PRFAA cannot be held liable for any information provided therein. Click on the web link for specific information on the type of scholarship or internship you are interested in. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Buprenorphine Physician and Program Locator Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s on-line tool for locating the physicians and treatment programs in your area authorized to treat opioid addiction with Buprenorphine.

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center  The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s on-line tool for locating the drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs nearest you.

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center

The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.

Updated Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Tx.

The guide, National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs 2007, provides information on thousands of alcohol and drug treatment programs located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and four U.S. territories.

Natl. Ctr. on Minority Health & Health Disparities

The mission of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. NCMHD will conduct and support basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, promote research infrastructure and training, foster emerging programs, disseminate information, and reach out to minority and other health disparity communities.

National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health is the lead federal agency for research on mental health and behavioral disorders.  NIMH  depends on both basic sciences and clinical studies to work toward the remission of the burdens of mental illness.  The web site provides information for the public, researchers, and clinicians on a range of mental disorders affecting adults and children. Clinicians will find consensus conference reports and patient education materials.  In addition, there are links to other Federal government sites such as the Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health.

Co-occurring Center for Excellence (COCE)

The Co-occurring Center for Excellence (COCE) works to identify and treat the growing dilemma of co-occurring disorders.  The COCE provides technical reports, assistance, and training regarding treatment options for those with co-occurring disorders.  The COCE operates under SAMHSA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

CSAT offers community-based treatment links for individuals across the United States.  CSAT of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides local access to the newest treatment models, research, and funding opportunities for professionals in the field.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, focused on improving the lives of those with mental and substance abuse disorders.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Fourteen regional centers and a national office, created to unify science, education, and services to advance opportunities for improving addiction treatment.


Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health was founded in 1940 by Miss Ima Hogg, daughter of former Texas Governor James Stephen Hogg, to promote improved mental health for the people of Texas.

For more than 65 years, the foundation has accomplished its mission through grantmaking for mental health service, research, public education and policy projects in Texas.

The foundation also fulfills its benefactors' intent by operating internal programs related to mental health including policy analysis, public education, and conferences on timely issues for the benefit and enrichment of organizations and communities statewide.

The foundation is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.

APA's Help Center

APA's Help Center is your online resource for brochures, tips and articles on the psychological issues that affect your physical and emotional well-being, as well as information about referrals.

National Hispanic/Latino Community Prevention Network

Mission Statement: To improve the health, education and well being of the people of Northern New Mexico through family-centered approaches deeply rooted in the multicultural traditions of their communities.

Philosophy: Hands Across Cultures believes in: Culture as the foundation of human growth; spirituality as the strength of the people; each person's need to love and be loved; family preservation; individual responsibility; and the pursuit of human potential.

Asociación Programa Cambio

Asociación Programa Cambio is affiliated with Centro de Estudios y Estrategias en Adicciones. Escuela de Salud Pública. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Nacional de Cordoba. While serving 1200 Hispanic individuals, Programa Cambio has worked to promote healthy drug free lifestyles. This is being achieved by providing drug dependence research, treatment and drug use prevention. This goal is directed by a board of directors and a therapeutic team.

The American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry

The American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry

Clinical & Academic Mental Health Professionals United for the Advancement of Psychiatry and Mental Health Across Hispanic Populations.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

The mission of NLIRH is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families and their communities through public education, community mobilization and policy advocacy.

El Buen Samaritano

Since 1987, El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission has fulfilled a unique role in Austin as a provider of integrated health care, emergency food, advocacy, leadership, development, and basic education for working-poor Hispanic families.

Rio Grande Counseling Center

Rio Grande Counseling Center was established in 1984 providing counseling services for children and families and bilingual/bicultural services to the central Texas area. We accept many insurance carriers, as well as Medicaid and Victims Compensation. We provide services to children, families and adults with specialties in sexual abuse for children and families play therapy, and family therapy.

National Latina/o Psychological Association

The National Latina/o Psychological Association (formerly the National Hispanic Psychological Association) was established in 1979 by a group of Latino psychologists and colleagues, primarily affiliated with the American Psychological Association. Since August 2002, the organization’s membership has increased by 100%. Association membership is open to individuals who are committed to the mission of NLPA, thus, being of Latina/o heritage is not a requirement. Members are professionals, students, institutions, and Life-Time Founding Member contributors.

Northeastern Center

Their mission at Northeastern Center to reach out to individuals and families suffering from the effects of mental illness.  Through accessible, affordable, and quality behavioral health services.

National Latino Behavioral Health Association

The mission of the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) is to provide national leadership for the advancement of Latino behavioral health services

The Montgomery County Latino Health Initiative

The Montgomery County Latino Health Initiative (LHI) is committed to improve the quality of life of Latinos living in Montgomery County by contributing to the development and implementation of an integrated, coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent health wellness system that supports, values, and respects Latino families and communities.

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

This nonprofit community development corporation offers social service programs and services throughout Arizona.

Latin American Youth Center

This center provides outpatient counseling services for Hispanic individuals, families, and groups.

National Council of La Raza

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) – the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States – works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations (CBOs), NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas – assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its Affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families. Founded in 1968, NCLR is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCLR serves all Hispanic subgroups in all regions of the country and has operations in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Antonio, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

For over 25 years, Hispanic/Latino communities throughout the U.S. have struggled to overcome the spread of HIV from destroying the livelihood of our culture. Currently, Hispanics/Latinos comprise 14% of the U.S. population, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands but, account for 20% (78,901) of all those living with AIDS.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of 2005, 77,125 Hispanics/Latinos have died of AIDS. AIDS continues to challenge the extended Hispanic/Latino family and the spirituality of our communities to fight for our rights and needs in order to effectively confront difficult issues that work against us and facilitate the spread of HIV. The need to find new reservoirs of compassion, to increase our political voices and to confront many difficult issues that have been deemed unmentionable for generations, such as drug use and sexuality, is amplified. 

National Hispanic Medical Association

Non-profit organization represents 36,000 licensed physicians; provides policymakers and health care providers with information to strengthen the service of health services to Hispanics.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Since 1973, the premier organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of  Hispanics.

Latin American Health Institute

Serves 25,000 Hispanic families and individuals through more than 24 direct care programs in New England. In addition, LHI reaches healthcare professionals, para-professionals, and institutions through education, technical assistance, fiscal sponsorship, program oversight, and consulting services.

SAMHSA Inventory of Cultural Publications

A compilation of minority health, cultural competence, and non-traditional language links in both of the SAMHSA Clearing Houses categorized for the convenience of providers and professionals.  Also an arrangement of links to help people find treatment facilities that offer substance abuse and mental health services in different languages.

Centro San Bonifacio

Centro San Bonifacio is an egalitarian organization based in Chicago whose mission is self-development within the Hispanic/Latino community.  It accomplishes this undertaking through concrete projects based on the current solidarity, health, and educational needs of the community.

Prevención, Inc.

Prevención is a non-profit organization that produces science-based media and culturally appropriate educational materials for Hispanic/Latinos with the goal of improving the health and quality of life of Spanish-speakers, especially those with limited resources.

Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc.

Healthcare Alternative Systems is the leading provider of culturally sensitive behavioral health care services to Hispanics in the Chicago metropolitan area.  HAS is an accredited organization through the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF) to provide residential and outpatient substance abuse services.  HAS combines internal programs and services with linkages to hospitals, social service organizations, universities, etc. in order to fill in any gaps in behavioral health care for Hispanics.

The American Public Health Association

The American Public Health Association represents over 50,000 health professionals in as many as 50 occupations. The APHA is concerned with various issues related to personal and/or environmental health, including federal and state funding for health programs, pollution control, and policies related to infectious disease, smoking, and professional education. 


InfoSIDA is proud to announce a new and improved home page design. infoSIDA is the Spanish-language sister site of AIDSinfo and offers information about HIV treatment and clinical trials. All content is available in Spanish and created specifically for patients. The site offers patient-level fact sheets, clinical trial information, a glossary of HIV-related terms, and much more. Additionally, Spanish-speaking health information specialists are available to answer questions by phone at 1-800-448-0440 (M-F, 12-5 pm), online via Live Help (M-F, 12-4 pm), or by e-mail (


FYI: Minority Resources...Money & More. Provided by the Office of Minority Health Resource Center. February 20, 2013.


William C. Velasquez Institute The William C. Velásquez Institute (WCVI) is a tax-exempt, non-profit, non-partisan organization chartered in 1985. The purpose of WCVI is to conduct research aimed at improving the level of political and economic participation in Latino and other underrepresented communities. WCVI holds a unique position among national Latino organizations. In its tradition of working with grassroots organizations, academic institutions and local elected officials, WCVI fills the gap between intellectual think tanks and community groups. WCVI conducts research in selected areas of concentration and follows up the implementation stages: WCVI translates ideas into research, research into education, education into policy advocacy and policy advocacy into action. WCVI was created:
  • To provide information to Latino leaders relevant to the needs of their constituent.
  • To inform the Latino leadership and public about the impact of public and international policies on Latinos.
  • To inform the Latino leadership and public about political opinions and behavior of Latinos

National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention

The Council prevents tobacco use and reduces alcohol use disorders in the Latino community through the dissemination of science-based research findings, community education, technical assistance, policy analysis, and advocacy.

Join Together Leads initiatives to help communities advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention, and treatment.

National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse The National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse consists of a group of esteemed researchers called together first in 1999 as    counsel for NIDA on the disparities in drug abuse that appear in the Hispanic/Latino population.  The Network is primarily concerned with the expansion of interdisciplinary research related to drug abuse, and the advancement of Hispanic/Latino scientists in drug abuse research.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Established in 1974, NIDA has become a leader in scientific drug abuse research since joining the National Institutes of Health in 1992. NIDA has funded countless studies for the understanding of drug abuse and addiction and still remains a primary avenue for professionals seeking funding with the field.

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence The College on Problems of Drug Dependence became its own membership organization in 1991, though has existed as a derivative of the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council since 1929.  It maintains close ties with regulatory and research agencies, treatment and prevention facilities in the drug abuse field, and is a partner of the World Health Organization. 

Pew Hispanic Center A nonpartisan research organization whose purpose is to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to analyze its growing impact on the entire nation.

National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse The National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse consists of a group of esteemed researchers called together first in 1999 as counsel for NIDA on the disparities in drug abuse that appear in the Hispanic/Latino population.  The Network is primarily concerned with the expansion of interdisciplinary research related to drug abuse, and the advancement of Hispanic/Latino scientists in drug abuse research. 

SAMHSA Publications Website