FYI: Weekly Health Resources for July 24, 2019

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

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July 24, 2019

Minority Mental Health Twitter Chat, July 24, 2 pm ET. #MinorityMH @MinorityHealth @NIMHD

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Federal Grants

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Grant. HOPE VI Main Street Program. Provides funds to small communities to assist in the renovation of a historic or traditional central business district by replacing unused, obsolete, commercial space with affordable housing units. Eligibility is limited to county, city/township or special district governments.
    Deadline is July 30. Learn more.

  • HUD: Grant. Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LHR) Program. The purpose of LHR is to maximize the number of children protected from lead poisoning by assisting states, cities, counties/parishes, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes or other units of local government in undertaking programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards. 
    Deadline is August 9. Learn more

  • HHS/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Cooperative agreement. Connecting Kids to CoverageHealthy Kids AI/AN. Supports outreach aimed at increasing the enrollment and retention of eligible AI/AN children in Medicaid and CHIP. 
    Deadline is September 16. Learn more

  • HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH): Exploratory grant. Feasibility and Planning Studies for Development of Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities (P20 Clinical Trial Optional). Supports translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis and/or treatment of cancers found to disproportionately affect specific racial/ethnic minority populations. 
    Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is September 18. Learn more

Non-Federal Grants

  • Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation: Re-entry Grant. Supports projects that experiment with new approaches to improving the success of formerly incarcerated men and women, including but not limited to jobs, education, mental health, transportation or the unique needs of incarcerated women.
    Deadline for LOI is August 15. Learn more.
  • Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood: Child Health Grant. Provides funding in the areas of early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education.
    Deadline for LOI is September 30. Learn more.

Scholarships / Fellowships

  • American Indian Services (AIS): AIS Scholarships. Awards funds to enrolled members of Federally Recognized AI/AN Tribes for undergraduate studies at university, college, junior college or technical school.
    Deadline is August 1. Learn more.

  • Turco LegalTurco Muñoz Domestic Violence Survivor Scholarship. Awards funds to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in either law school or a similar field of study such as social work or investigation. Applicants must have victim advocacy experience serving domestic violence survivors.
    Deadline is August 15. Learn more.

  • Damon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Fellowship Award. Supports research on cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Awards will be made to institutions for the support of a fellow under direct supervision of a sponsoring scientist. 
    Deadline is August 15. Learn more

  • The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and CVS Caremark: 2019 CVS Pharmacy Scholarship. Awards funds to undergraduate or PharmD students enrolled or intending to enroll full-time in an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)-accredited pharmacy program. 
    Deadline is August 29. Learn more.

Webinars and Other Events


  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM): Report release webinar. Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity. This webinar will include an overview of the report and a discussion of the report's findings, conclusions, recommendations and key messages.
    July 25, 11:00 am ET. Register.

  • Resources for Integrated Care: Culturally Competent Direct Care: Meeting the Long-term Services and Supports Needs of Diverse Dually Eligible Beneficiaries. Presenters will review strategies for providing culturally sensitive services and will discuss training direct care workers to achieve cultural competence. 
    July 25, 12:30 pm ET. Register.

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  • HHS/Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)Move Your Way: Pro Tips from Pilot Communities. Join ODPHP to learn about successful strategies for implementing the Move Your Way campaign, including how to plan successful events to engage key demographic groups, working with community partners to coordinate efforts, and the use and distribution of Move Your Way materials. 
    July 25, 1:00 pm ET. Register.

  • HHS/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH): Syringe Service Programs - A Critical Public Health Intervention. This webinar will allow attendees to engage with HHS leadership around syringe services programs, which are an important community-based prevention strategy that can save lives, combat opioid addiction, reduce the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C and support individuals in accessing substance and/or opioid use disorder treatment services.
    July 30, 2:00 pm ETRegister.


  • NASEM and The Royal Society of the United Kingdom: Registration is open for the first meeting of the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing. This meeting will address the scientific, medical and ethical requirements that should be considered regarding potential clinical applications of human germline genome editing, and could inform the development of a potential pathway from research to clinical use — if society concludes that heritable human genome editing applications are acceptable.
    August 13 in Washington, DC and via webcast. Register.

Reimagining Health in Cities: Challenges and New Directions, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 5-6, 2019
  • Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health/Urban Health Collaborative: Registration is open for Reimagining Health in Cities: Challenges and New Directions. This symposium will focus on the challenges of climate change, rising inequality and health disparities in cities, and how to solve them. 
    September 5-6 in Philadelphia, PA. Register


Health Observances: National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

  • HHS/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) Toolkits. CIHS promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions. These varied toolkits and other resources can be used in the integration of primary care in behavioral health and vice-versa. Learn more.

  • Mental Health ColoradoSchool Mental Health Toolkit. This resource is a guide for community members, schools and local leaders on best practices for implementing, funding and sustaining school mental health services such as screenings, suicide prevention and wellness plans. Although written from the perspective of Colorado schools, the practices and strategies can be adapted and applied to all other states and territories. Learn more.
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  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Say It Out Loud: Speaking with Teens About Mental Health. Raising awareness by sharing information and starting conversations about mental health is key in reducing stigma and increasing the likelihood that teens will seek mental health care when they need it. Say it Out Loud gives adults the tools they need to hold conversations about mental health with teens. It can be adapted for use by community based organizations, faith-based organizations and schools. Learn more.

Audio Resources

  • University of Texas at Austin/Hogg Foundation for Mental Health: Podcast. Into the Fold: Minority Men's Mental Health. As part of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, join Dr. Calvin Kelly, dean of students at St. Edward's University, for a conversation on the mental health care access challenges faced by men of color and how to be a positive ally to men of color. Learn more.

Clinical Trials

  • Brown University, in collaboration with the NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Behavioral study. Project CARE: An Integrated Treatment Adherence Program for Bipolar Disorder at the Time of Prison Release. The aim of this trial is to develop and pilot the CARE (Community treatment Adherence at Re-Entry) program, an intervention for incarcerated individuals with bipolar disorder transitioning from prison to the community. Researchers seek volunteers age 18 years or older with an expected release to locations anywhere within Rhode Island or to locations in other states within a 30 mile radius of Providence. Study to be conducted at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections in Cranston, RI and at Brown University in Providence, RI. Learn more.

  • The University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with NIH NIMH: Behavioral study. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder. Researchers seek volunteers age 12-18 years old with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder I, II or NOS. Study to be conducted at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA. Learn more

Workforce Development

Federal Government

  • HHS/HRSA, Bureau of Health WorkforceVirtual Job Fair. This is a free online recruitment event that connects healthcare sites with job-seeking primary care trainees and practicing clinicians. During the fair, attendees will learn about available employment opportunities across the country, benefit packages offered and general information about patient populations.
    August 7, 6:45 pm ET. Register

@ The Knowledge Center - Recommended Reading

The book Mental Health in Rural America: A Field Guide describes the culture of rural living and the history of rural mental health services. It looks at disasters, poverty, substance use, migrant workers, and other issues affecting rural communities, in addition to treatment models and school counseling. The book also explores stigma associated with mental health and accessibility.

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

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