FYI: Weekly Health Resources for September 6, 2017

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Minority Health

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September 6, 2017

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In This Issue:

OMHRC at Local Conferences

  • The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) will be at the US Conference on AIDS (USCA), September 7-10 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. Come visit us at Booth #107, and be certain to attend the Native Pathways Workshops, September 7-8
USCA Family Reunion

Environmental Health: Hurricane Harvey

Resources - General Public 

  • Dia de la Mujer Latina and the Houston Health Department have partnered to offer assistance to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Rebuilding Houston, Restoring Lives/Reconstruyendo Houston, Restaurando Vidas will provide food, clothing, and assistance with disaster relief applications. Assistance will be offered at the Hiram Clarke Multiservice Center in Houston, TX on September 8, 9:00 am-8:00 pm, and at the Southwest Multiservice Center in Houston, TX on September 9, 9:00 am-8:00 pm. For further information, please call (281) 606-9100.    

Resources - Health Care Professionals

  • HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist - Public Health Emergency Preparedness. This Toolkit is a step-by-step guide to assist staff responsible for management, legal, facility, staffing, security, materials management, and transportation planning for reopened closed ("shuttered") hospitals to expand surge capacity during an emergency. Learn more.


Federal Grants

  • HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH): Health Promotion among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01) Grant. Deadline is October 5, 2017. Learn more
  • HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program. Deadline is October 30, 2017. Learn more.
  • HHS/NIH: Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01) Grant. Deadline is November 2, 2017. Learn more.
  • HHS/NIH: Research Centers in Minority Institutions (U54) Specialized Center Cooperative Agreements. Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is November 15, 2017. Learn more.

Scholarships / Fellowships / Internships / Mentoring

  • HHS/HRSA, National Health Service Corp (NHSC): Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program. S2S awards up to $120,000 to medical and dental students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary care services full-time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in an underserved rural, tribal or urban area. Deadline is October 19, 2017. Learn more | Application and Program Guidance technical assistance webinar, September 7, 2017, 7:00 pm ET. Access link.    

American Indian/Alaska Native Health

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  • HHS/OMH, National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA): American Indian and Alaska Native Behavioral Health webinar series. Project Venture - Positive Youth Development for AI/AN Youth. This webinar will highlight Project Venture, an evidence-based intervention that combines traditional native wisdom with positive youth development, social emotional learning, outdoor adventure, and service learning, and will assist participants with exploring their readiness to implement it. September 20, 2017, 3:00 pm ET. Register.

Black and African American Health

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  • HHS/OMH, OMHRC, in partnership with Howard University: Webinar. Current Concepts of Cancer Burden among African Immigrants in the United States of America. This webinar will provide an overview of the genetic basis and the environmental exposures that cause cancer. It will describe the types of cancers which disproportionately affect African immigrants and present scientific findings to demonstrate why prevention and early detection of cancer must be an ultimate goal. September 14, 2017, 2:00 pm ET. Register.
  • AEIMforward Tech Services and partner organizations: Registration open for the 5th Annual United States Conference on African Immigrant and Refugee Health (USCAIH), Advancing the Health of African Immigrants through Research, Advocacy and Community Engagement. October 5-8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Learn more.

Hispanic/Latino Health


  • National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA): Call for abstracts for the 22nd Annual NHMA Conference, Conquistando el Futuro: Clinicians Leading Latino Health. For further information and to request a submission form, please email Deadline is October 1, 2017. 



  • Howard University: Call for abstracts for the 8th Annual International Conference on Stigma, Research and Advocacy in Action. This conference seeks to educate healthcare providers and the general public about HIV stigma as both a human rights violation and a major barrier to prevention and treatment of illnesses. Deadline is September 15, 2017. Learn more.

Mental Health


  • DBGM: Registration now open for In My Mind: A LGBTQ Peoples of Color Mental Health Conference. October 5-6, 2017 in New York, NY. Register.

Opportunities for Public Comments

  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service: Request for comments on the Summer Food Service Program Study. USDA seeks to better understand the facilitators and barriers to the summer meals program, the benefits and challenges for program sponsors, and factors influencing children's participation. Commenters can suggest ways USDA can identify strategies to increase participation in rural summer meals programs. Deadline is October 23, 2017. Learn more.  

@ The Knowledge Center - Recommended Reading

  • Saving Lives in the Stacks, How Libraries are Handling the Opioid Crisis, was published in the latest issue of American Libraries. The article highlights programs developed by both urban and rural public libraries to serve vulnerable populations in their regions. To further discuss this topic, the Public Library Association (PLA) and WebJunction are hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the opioid epidemic and related effects on library services. Representatives from libraries and other community organizations will describe their local efforts and partnerships in addressing this epidemic. Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2:00 pm ET. Register
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