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July 17, 2019

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

In This Issue:

FYI Spotlight

Minority Mental Health Twitter Chat. #MinorityMH, July 24, 2 pm ET
  • HHS/Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD): Minority Mental Health Twitter chat. Do you have resources to help improve minority mental health? Let's share our knowledge, tools and resources, engage in a discussion about raising awareness of mental health issues in minority communities and learn about ways to improve access to mental health care. To participate, visit @MinorityHealth or
    @NIMHD and use #MinorityMH.
    July 24, 2:00 pm ET


Federal Grants

  • HHS/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Grant. Tribal Opioid Response Grants. Eligibility is limited to Federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations. Tribes and Tribal organizations may elect to apply as part of a consortia or in partnership with urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) organizations.
    Deadline is August 6. Learn more.

  • HHS/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Cooperative agreement. Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act: Section 1003 Demonstration Project to Increase Substance Use Provider Capacity. Eligibility is limited to state governments. 
    Deadline is August 9. Learn more.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Food and Nutrition Service: Cooperative agreement. WIC Special Project Innovation (WSPI) Grant. The role of WSPI will be to award sub-grants to state and local WIC agencies to develop tools and/or technical resources, modernize or redesign clinic processes or develop program enhancements that improve customer service in WIC clinics. 
    Deadline is August 20. Learn more

  • U.S. Department of the Treasury/Community Development Financial Institutions: Grant. Capital Magnet Fund Program. Supports the development, rehabilitation or purchase of affordable housing for low-income families, as well as economic development activities or community service facilities that stabilize or revitalize a low-income or underserved area. 
    Deadline is August 26. Learn more.

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Grant. Mainstream Voucher Program. Mainstream vouchers are a subset of the Housing Choice Voucher program that are awarded competitively to serve non-elderly persons with disabilities. Eligibility is limited to public housing authorities or AI/AN public housing authorities. 
    Deadline is September 5. Learn more

Non-Federal Grants

  • Road Runners Club of AmericaKids Run the Nation Grants Program. Supports start-up or pre-existing, gender-inclusive, structured running programs for children. 
    Deadline is August 1. Learn more.

  • Anthem Foundation: Healthy Generations Grants Program. Supports community health programs in the areas of heart health, cancer prevention, maternal health, diabetes prevention and active lifestyles. 
    Deadline is August 9. Learn more.

  • GHR Foundation and OpenIDEO: BridgeBuilder 2019 Challenge: People on the Move. Awards funds to social innovators and currently or previously displaced persons for the design of approaches that support integration and community building for both displaced individuals and their new, host communities.  
    Deadline is August 17. Learn more.

Scholarships / Fellowships

  • George Washington University/Milken Institute School of Public HealthAtlantic Fellows for Health Equity. Fellows will be selected from the United States and abroad, based on prior commitment in the area of health equity and demonstrated leadership promise.
    Deadline is August 1. Learn more

Webinars and Other Events


  • Emory University/Region IV Public Health Training CenterMental Health Response to Disasters: Human-Created Disasters. This webinar will discuss the phases of a mental health response to human-created disasters, the relationship between the mental health and public health sectors, and the factors that lead to resilience.
    July 22, 12:00 pm ET. Register.

  • HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI): Implementation Research for Health Equity webinar series. Ethical Considerations for Implementation Research. Join Dr. Kathleen Fenton, pediatric heart surgeon and current American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow, for a discussion on domestic health disparities from the perspectives of bioethics and implementation research.
    July 22, 2:00 pm ET. Register.

  • National Academy of Medicine/Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid EpidemicTapering Guidance for Opioids: Existing Best Practices and Evidence Standards. Experts in the field will discuss current guidance for opioid tapering, how it is applied in practice and the strength of the evidence behind it.
    July 22, 3:00 pm ET. Register.

  • Allergy & Asthma Network and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & ImmunologyType 2 Inflammation: Severe Asthma and Co-Morbidities. Join Dr. Bradley Chipps, pediatric pulmonologist and board-certified allergist, for a discussion on Type 2 inflammation, a type of systemic allergic response that can result in increased asthma exacerbations.
    July 23, 3:00 pm ET. Register.


  • Global Blood Therapeutics and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America: Registration is open for the 2019 Sickle Cell Disease Therapeutics Conference.
    September 10 in Washington, DC. Register

Other Events

  • U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)/National Indian Country Training Initiative, in partnership with the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children: Registration is open for the Drug Endangered Children: Building a Successful Collaborative Response Seminar. This seminar is designed for individuals working cases in Indian country with child victims and/or child witnesses where drug and alcohol issues are present. 
    September 4-6 in Columbia, SC.
    Deadline for registration is July 19. Register.


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  • Seattle Indian Health Board/Urban Indian Health Institute: e-Learning course. HIV Care and Sexual Health Assessment for American Indian and Alaska Native Patients. After completing this four-module online course, participants will be able to describe best practices for quality, inclusive sexual health assessment and basic HIV prevention, testing and treatment, as well as best practices in providing sexual health care for LGBTQ and Two Spirit patients. Learn more.

Opportunities for Public Comments

  • HHS/Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP): Call for comments on a draft of the National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS). The NYSS aims to expand children's participation in youth sports and encourage regular physical activity, including active play.
    Deadline is July 22. Learn more

Opportunities for Publication

  • American Public Health Association (APHA), in collaboration with the NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI): Call for proposals for a special issue of the American Journal of Public Health on health misinformation on social media. This special issue will focus on four main content areas: health misinformation surveillance, the context of health misinformation, the impact of health misinformation and responses/interventions to address health misinformation.
    Deadline is August 30. Learn more.

Clinical Trials

  • Duke University, in collaboration with the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Observational study. Disseminating NIH Evidence Based Sickle Cell Recommendations in North Carolina. Researchers seek child, adult and older adult volunteers with a diagnosis of sickle cell disease, as well as primary care and emergency department clinicians. Volunteers must be from North Carolina or Georgetown, SC and clinicians must practice in NC or SC. Study to be conducted at Community Care of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC. Learn more.

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)/Office of Research and Development: Phase 1 and 2 clinical trial. Ketamine for the Rapid Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder. Researchers seek volunteers age 21-65 years old with a diagnosis of current major depressive disorder and alcohol use disorder symptoms. Study to be conducted at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven Campus in West Haven, CT. Learn more.

Workforce Development


@ The Knowledge Center - Recommended Reading

The book Violence and Mental Health: Opportunities for Prevention and Early Detection: Proceedings of a Workshop examines the relationship between violence and mental health through various lenses, including anthropology, criminal justice, neuroscience, and public health. It also considers means and modifiers of violence, as well as prevention, intervention and treatment options.

To view this title or request additional information, search the online catalog.

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