FYI: Weekly Health Resources for August 13, 2014

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August 13, 2014

Banner: 2nd United States Conference on African Immigrant Health, September 19-21, Pittsburgh

In This Issue:


Federal Grants

  • HHS/NIH, National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR): Small Grant Program (R03). Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents Grant. Deadline is September 7, 2014. Learn more.
  • HHS/Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA): Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program. Deadline is September 19, 2014. Learn more
  • HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Research Demonstration and Disseminations Projects (R18). Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants. Deadline is September 25, 2014. Learn more

Non Federal Grants

  • Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: Quality of Life Grants Program. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide services to individuals with paralysis. Deadline is September 2, 2014. Learn more.
  • Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F): Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grants. The purpose of these grants is to partner with Native communities to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. Deadline is September 12, 2014. Learn more
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF): Global Treatment Sciences Challenge Awards for Lethal Prostate Cancer. Deadline is September 22, 2014. Learn more.


  • American Dental Education Association (ADEA): 2014 ADEA/Sunstar Americas/Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship. Designed to encourage students to learn about and become involved in the federal legislative process and the formulation of public policy as it relates to academic dentistry. Applications accepted on a year-round basis. Learn more.

Scholarships / Fellowships

  • Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): ASPPH/DCD Public Health Fellowship Program. Deadline is September 18, 2014. Learn more.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): Future of Nursing Scholars. Schools with research-focused PhD programs in nursing are eligible to apply for the program. Deadline is October 1, 2014. Learn more

American Indian and Alaska Native Health


  • We R Native: Summer Photo Contest. We R Native: Who R You? The contest is open to all American Indian and Alaska Native youth 13 to 21 years of age. To enter, you must submit a summertime photo that represents Native pride with you or your friends wearing We R Native gear. Deadline is August 20, 2014. Learn more.

Cultural Competence and CLAS


  • MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy: Webinar. Removing Language Barriers: Reaching Your Spanish Speaking AudienceAugust 15, 2014, 2:00 pm ET. Register
  • New Jersey Statewide Network for Cultural Competence (NJSNCC): Registration now open for the NJSNCC National Conference, Improving the Quality of Care and Services for Diverse Communities: New Directions for New Jersey and the Nation. September 12, 2014 in Monroe Township, NJ. Register

Dental Care


  • University of Maryland/Center for Health Equity, in partnership with Catholic Charities and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Call for volunteers for the Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival. Clinical and non-clinical volunteers are needed, including: dentists, hygienists, dental technicians, and dental assistants. September 4-6, 2014 in College Park, MD. Learn more



  • HHS/NIH, National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP): Webinar. Working Together to Manage Diabetes: Tools and Strategies for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry. August 18, 2014, 12:00 pm ET. Register.

Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases


  • Virtual Immunization Communication Network (VICNetwork): Webinar. Are You Ready for Flu? CDC's Recommendations and Communication Plans for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season. August 13, 2014, 2:00 pm ET. Register.

Health Disparities


  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHHD): Call for abstracts for the 2014 Grantees' Conference, Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of US and Global Health Equity. Deadline is August 15, 2014. Submit.
  • National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), the Regional Health Equity Council for OMH Region 10, and ASTHO: Meeting. Empowering Community Members to Advance Health Equity: Building Capacity through Innovative Training Models. August 20, 2014, 3:00 pm ET. Register.
  • NPA, the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team, and the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials: Webinar. Minnesota's Healthy Minnesota Partnership and Health Equity in All Policies Approach. August 22, 2014, 3:00 pm ET. Register.
  • University of Hawai'i School of Medicine/Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research and the Department of Native Hawaiian Health: Registration now open for the 9th Annual He Huliau Health Disparities Conference, Community-Academic Partnerships for Pacific Health Equity. September 18-20, 2014 in Ko Olina, Oahu, HI. Register.



  • National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL): Webinar. Health Care Workforce: Increasing Diversity to Meet Your State’s NeedsAugust 28, 2014, 2:00 pm ET. Register.



  • The AIDS Institute (TAI): Webinar. Planning Activities for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. TAI invites the HIV community to begin planning activities that target prevention, testing, education, linkage and treatment efforts for adults over 50 living with or at risk of HIV. August 13, 2014, 3:00 pm ET. Register.

Human Trafficking


  • HHS/ACF, in collaboration with OMH and OWH: Training. SOAR to Health and Wellness Training. This pilot training explains human trafficking, and the role of health care professionals in identifying and responding effectively to potential victims. September 9-29, 2014 in various locations. Learn more


Logo: National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)
  • HHS recognizes August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). For further information, social media announcements and banners, toolkits, and other resources you or your organization can use to raise awareness, please visit, CDC, and the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC).  

Prenatal Health


  • Frontier Regional FASD Training Center: Webinar. Prevention, Intervention, and Professional Ethics as Viewed through the Lens of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Part I. August 18, 2014, 12:30 pm ET. Register.  

Rural Health


  • Remote Area Medical (RAM) Volunteer Corps: RAM Clinic. Offers free dental, vision, general medical, prevention, and education services. August 16-17, 2014 in Oklahoma City, OK. Learn more.

Job Opportunities

Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC)

  • OMHRC (HeiTech Services Inc.) is recruiting for an experienced Capacity Building Program Analyst for American Indian/Alaska Native Populations. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in developing and implementing awareness and outreach programs with a focus on AI/AN communities. Knowledge of public health, health education and the impact of health disparities on tribal populations is required. The ideal candidate will be able to think strategically, collaborate effectively, and manage operations efficiently. S/he should be a strong communicator with training skills who understands program development and operations and organizational strategy in progressive nonprofit environments. Open until filled. Apply.

Hospital, Health Center or Clinic

  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) is recruiting for a FT Research Assistant (Job ID: 2255996) position in Boston, MA. Open until filled. Apply.


  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff/Minority Research Center on Tobacco & Addictions (MRC) is recruiting for a FT Research Assistant position. Open until filled. To apply, please contact Dr. Valandra L. German
  • Boston College/Graduate School of Social Work is recruiting for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Environmental Justice and Social Inequality position in Chestnut Hill, MA. Open until filled. Apply

Community-Based Organizations / Non-Profits

  • The AIDS Institute is recruiting for a Policy Associate position in Washington, DC. Deadline is August 22, 2014. Apply.   

@ The Knowledge Center - Recommended Reading

  • In 2012, about 42 percent of U.S. youth aged 12–15 years had adequate levels of cardiorespiratory fitness. In Cardiorespiratory Fitness Levels Among U.S. Youth Aged 12–15 Years, a data brief by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999–2004) and the National Youth Fitness Survey (2012) is used to present the most recent national data by race and ethnicity on the percentage of youth who had adequate levels of cardiorespiratory fitness. Search our catalog