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July 31, 2019

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

In This Issue:

FYI Spotlight

  • The May-June supplemental issue of Public Health Reports features an article by Juliet Bui, Minh Wendt and Alexis Bakos of the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH): Understanding and Addressing Health Disparities and Health Needs of Justice-Involved Populations.

    Articles in this supplement examine the health of the justice-involved population and their families, propose policies and interventions to address their health needs, assess how population health surveys can provide better information about the justice-involved population and identify opportunities for bridging knowledge gaps on health disparities and health needs.

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National Minority Donor Awareness Week: We're all needed
  • The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognizes August 1-7 as National Minority Donor Awareness Week. This observance seeks to heighten awareness of the need for donation and transplantation within minority communities. HRSA invites you to learn about organ, eye and tissue donation and why we're all needed. To learn more and to sign up visit or


Federal Grants

  • HHS/HRSA, Bureau of Primary Health Care: Grant. Health Center Program's Service Area Competition. Supports public and private nonprofit, community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to medically-underserved populations.
    Deadline is August 26. Learn more.

  • HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Solicitation. Small Business Innovation Research Program. NIH and CDC are soliciting proposals from small businesses that possess the research and development expertise to conduct research that will contribute toward NIH or CDC mission needs. 
    Deadline is October 23. Learn more

  • HHS/HRSA: Grant. Rural Health Network Development Planning Program. Supports the development of an integrated health care network, specifically with network participants who do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts, in order to strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.
    Deadline is November 29. Learn more

Non-Federal Grants

  • Healthcare Georgia Foundation2019 Direct Services Grant Program. Supports new or existing, Georgia-based programs that address asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and their underlying risk factors.  
    Deadline is August 9. Learn more.

  • JA Community FoundationJapanese American Health Grant. Supports new or existing, California-based health and social services programs that benefit senior Japanese Americans. 
    Deadline is August 15. Learn more

  • St. David's FoundationParks with Purpose - Parks for Health and Equity Grant. Supports the expansion, renovation and promotion of parks in the Texas counties of Bastrop, Caldwell and Travis, with the goal of leveraging the power of parks to improve community health.  
    Deadline is August 19. Learn more

  • Kansas Health FoundationImpact and Capacity Grants Initiative. Supports Kansas-based organizations working to bring about improvements in the areas of access to care, healthy behaviors, educational attainment, and civic and community engagement.
    Deadline is August 30. Learn more

Scholarships / Fellowships

  • The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine: 2020-2021 LGBTQ Healthcare Fellowship Program. This fellowship is designed to train future primary care physicians to be sensitive, comfortable, clinically knowledgeable and culturally competent in delivering healthcare to sexual gender minority populations. 
    Deadline is November 30. Learn more

Webinars and Other Events


  • HHS/HRSA: Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration: Building Workforce Capacities. During this webinar, HRSA-funded health centers will share their approaches to developing behavioral health workforce training programs and practices that provide high-quality, integrated behavioral health care.
    July 31, 3:00 pm ET. Join on the date of the event

  • National Academy of Medicine: The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth. A recent report from the National Academies, The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth, explored the emerging science of adolescent development and its many applications in policy and practice. In this report launch, participants will come together with the report's authors to explore how the emerging understanding of adolescent brains and behavior can be applied to systems and society to better serve youth in this exciting developmental stage.
    August 1, 10:00 am in Washington, DC and via webcast. Register.

  • GLMA - Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ EqualityChallenges and Opportunities in Advancing LGBTQ Health Policy. Join GLMA for an informative and up-to-date webinar on LGBTQ health policies and how health professionals can advocate for the health and well-being of all LGBTQ people.
    August 1, 1:00 pm ET. Register.
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  • HHS/Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives(Healthy) Tips & Tools for Back2School! Join health experts from the CDC and the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy to learn about what vaccines are needed and when, as well as other important health trends that parents, providers and people of faith need to know for the new school year.
    August 7, 12:00 pm ET. Register.
  • HHS/HRSA, Office of Regional Operations - Chicago and Kansas CityNational Minority Donor Awareness Week. Join HRSA's Office of Regional Operations, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Gift of Hope and other speakers as they share personal stories and information on health disparities, common donation misconceptions and ways in which communities can get involved in organ, eye and tissue donation.  
    August 7, 2:00 pm ET. Register.


  • HHS: Registration is open for the HHS Quality Summit. The goal of the Summit is to create a discussion forum about how HHS can formulate a Health Quality Roadmap that will improve reporting on data and quality measures, modernize HHS's quality programs and build upon a patient-centered approach that increases competition, quality and access to care.
    Deadline for nominations is July 31. Learn more

  • First Nations Development Institute and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin: Registration is open for the National Food Sovereignty Summit. This is a forum for sharing and collaboration to build healthy food systems within Tribal communities.
    September 23-26 in Green Bay, WI. Learn more.

  • American College Health Association: Registration is open for the 2019 College Health and Wellness Leadership and Innovations Summit, Inspiring Hope & Real Solutions to Address College Mental Health and Well-Being.
    October 23 in Hyattsville, MD. Register.


  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): Recommendation on Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnant Women. The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit. Learn more.

Call for Nominations

NMAC Leads with Race
  • NMAC: Call for nominations for the Asian Constituent Advisory Panel (CAP). Asian CAP members are volunteers that advise NMAC on programs, conferences and communications on HIV/AIDS among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. 
    Open deadline. Apply.

Opportunities for Public Comment

  • National Indian Council on Aging: Call for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults age 18 years and older who are caregivers for a relative, friend or neighbor to participate in a one-hour focus group to discuss their experiences. For more information, please contact Rebecca Owl Morgan.
    August 14, 20 and 29 in Albuquerque, NM.

  • The Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Special Committee on the Climate Crisis and members of the U.S. Senate: Call for comments from AI/AN and Native Hawaiian community leaders on the effects of climate change on their communities.
    Deadline is September 13Learn more.

Clinical Trials

  • The Medical College of Wisconsin, in collaboration with the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and Others: Observational study. Quantitative Detection of Circulating Donor-Specific DNA in Organ Transplant Recipients (DTRT-Multi-Center Study). Researchers seek volunteers of any age who have undergone heart transplant or who are listed to undergo heart transplant. Studies to be conducted in Atlanta, Ga., Chicago, Ill., New York, NY, Durham, NC, Nashville, Tenn. and Milwaukee, Wis. Learn more.

  • HHS/NIH, NHLBI: Observational study. Genome Transplant Dynamics. NIH researchers seek volunteers age 18 years or older who are lung and heart transplant candidates or are within 3 months of lung or heart transplantation. Studies to be conducted in Washington, DC, Baltimore and Catonsville, Md., and Falls Church and Richmond, Va. Learn more

@ The Knowledge Center - Recommended Reading

The book Mental Disorders and Disabilities Among Low-Income Children evaluates trends pertaining to children with mental disorders and children who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. It provides background on the SSI program, as well as on six common mental disorders: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders, autism spectrum disorder, oppositional defiant disorder/conduct disorder, intellectual disability, and learning disabilities. The book also summarizes the current state of diagnosis of and treatment for children with one or more of these conditions.

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

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