FYI: Weekly Health Resources for August 21, 2019

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August 21, 2019

In This Issue:

FYI Spotlight

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  • HHS/Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), in collaboration with other federal partners: Webinar. Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – Implementation Update. This webinar will provide an update on efforts to implement the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative. Participants will understand more about the initiative, hear from HHS agencies about some of the major activities planned for implementing the initiative and learn about the indicators that have been developed to measure progress toward ending the HIV epidemic in America.
    August 23, 2:30 pm ET. Register.


Federal Grants

  • HHS/Indian Health Services (IHS): Cooperative agreement. Epidemiology Program, Ending the HIV Epidemic in Indian Country. Supports reduction of new HIV infections and relevant co-morbidities, specifically Sexually Transmitted Infections and Viral Hepatitis C, among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. Eligibility is limited to current Tribal Epidemiology Center awardees.
    Deadline is September 5. Competing Supplement 1 | Competing Supplement 2.
  • HHS/Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE): Cooperative agreement. Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets. Funds research to conduct secondary data analysis of archived data, specifically the Building Strong Families, Supporting Healthy Marriage, and Parents and Children Together datasets.
    Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is September 11. Learn more.

  • HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH): Phased innovation award. Target Assessment, Engagement and Data Replicability to Improve Substance Use Disorders Treatment Outcomes (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional). Supports research to generate and conduct preliminary tests of targeted addiction treatment to address multiple substances, which may include alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
    Deadline for LOI is September 16. Learn more

  • HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Grants. Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. The purpose of this program is to fund technical assistance and systems coordination for the 48 counties, Washington, D.C., San Juan, Puerto Rico and seven states identified in, and funded through, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts A and B component. 
    Deadline is October 15. Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts A and BTechnical Assistance ProviderSystems Coordination Provider.

  • HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Cooperative agreement. Network of Modeling Centers to Improve Evidence Base for Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Prevention and Control. Supports research that will develop, advance and apply models to investigate the utility and impact of prevention and control strategies for seasonal and pandemic influenza, including vaccination and treatment.
    Deadline is November 15. Learn more

Non-Federal Grants

  • The Pew Charitable Trusts, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson FoundationCommunity Opioid Response and Evaluation (CORE) Project. Supports communities in the evaluation of local initiatives that address opioid use disorder (OUD).
    Deadline is August 30. Learn more.

  • Indigenous Adolescent Girls' Empowerment (IMAGEN) NetworkStrengthening Native Girls' Protection and Safety: Reclaiming Matrilineal Traditions through Girl-Centered Programming. Helps local groups of women master girl-centered program planning tools in order to develop and operate a weekly girls' talking circle in their community.
    Deadline is August 30. Learn more

  • The National Indian Health Board, in partnership with HHS CDCStrong Systems, Stronger Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems. Offers support
    and technical assistance to AI/AN Tribes for projects designed to build their public health capacity. There are two funding opportunities available, a Self-Assessment Award and a Performance Improvement/System Improvement (PI/SI) Award. 
    Deadline is September 20. Learn more.
    PI/SI Award webinar, August 22, 2:00 pm ETRegister.
    Self-Assessment Award webinar, August 22, 2:30 pm ET. Register.

Scholarships / Fellowships

  • Hispanic Heritage Foundation: 2020-2021 Youth Awards. Awards funds to Hispanic/Latino high school seniors who will pursue higher education, including those majoring in the areas of healthcare or community service. 
    Deadline is October 15. Learn more

Webinars and Other Events


  • Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio, in collaboration with the West Virginia Center for Children's JusticeHow to Start 'Handle With Care' in 5 Simple Steps. Speakers will discuss how police and school leaders can start a "Handle With Care" program, where police notify schools when they encounter children at a traumatic scene, so that schools can provide rapid trauma-sensitive support.
    August 26, 11:00 am ET. Register.

  • HHS/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)Serious Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorders and Tailoring First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Programs to Serve Women. This webinar will explore how care is currently provided to women with co-occurring FEP, serious mental illness, substance use disorder and adverse childhood experiences in acute inpatient and outpatient settings.
    August 27, 10:30 am PT. Register.


  • The Root Cause Coalition: Registration is open for the 4th Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health: Health Equity in Our Time. This event will bring together representatives from healthcare, community and faith based organizations, researchers, government leaders, educators and businesses to share best practices, offer community connections and resources and engage in the crucial discussion of how to best address the social determinants of health. 
    October 20-22 in San Diego, Calif. Register.

APHA 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, Nov 2-6, Creating the Healthiest Nation: For Science. For Action. For Health
  • American Public Health Association (APHA): Registration is open for the APHA 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo, Creating the Healthiest Nation: For Science. For Action. For Health
    November 2-6 in Philadelphia, Pa. Learn more.
    Deadline for discounted registration is September 12. Register.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO): Call for abstracts fot the 2020 Preparedness Summit, Fixing Our Fault Lines: Addressing Systemic Vulnerabilities. NACCHO invites public health, healthcare, disaster relief and emergency management professionals to share their research findings, best practice training models, tools or other resources. 
    March 31-April 3, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Learn more.
    Deadline for abstract submission is September 17. Learn more


  • HHS/CDC, Office of the Associate Director for Policy and StrategyThe Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) Initiative. The HI-5 Initiative highlights non-clinical, community-wide approaches that have reported positive health impacts, results within five years and cost effectiveness and/or cost savings over the lifetime of the population or earlier. Interventions target social determinants of health such as early childhood education, transportation, housing and water fluoridation. Learn more.

  • Prevent BlindnessDiabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit. This resource offers educational materials on diabetes and the impact of diabetes on eye health in both English and Spanish. These educational resources are intended for healthcare professionals, community health educators, diabetes educators and anyone in a caregiving or diabetes education role. Learn more.
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Health Observances - National Breastfeeding Month

  • HHS/IHSBreastfeeding Toolkit. Developed for healthcare providers who work with AI/AN Tribes, this resource includes information on breastfeeding topics such as positions, equipment, self-care and the use of formula as a supplement to breast milk. Learn more.

Clinical Trials

  • Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Phase 2 clinical trial. Maternal Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment and the Infant. Researchers seek pregnant women, age 18-44 years old, who have a current OUD as defined by DSM V criteria. Study to be conducted at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. Learn more.

  • Indiana University (IU), in collaboration with NIH NIDA and the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): Interventional study. Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy in Long-Term Maternal/Infant Outcomes (Mother/BabyOUD). Researchers seek pregnant women, age 18 years or older, who are currently taking buprenorphine for OUD, are enrolled in a prenatal opioid maintenance program at the IU Health University Hospital and are planning to deliver at Riley Hospital for Children. Study to be conducted in Indianapolis, Ind. Learn more.

Workforce Development

Internships / Mentoring

  • HHS/HRSAPublic Health Student Intern Program. Offers experience to current graduate and undergraduate students in good standing at schools of public health and public health programs in the United States. Interns complete a one-semester rotation within one of HRSA's bureaus or offices.
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basisApply.

  • Association of State Public Health NutritionistsHealth Equity Internship Program. Federal, regional, state and local health agencies provide real-world work experience to students for 12 weeks to complete health equity projects in the areas of HIV, Cancer, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Lupus, Nutrition, Mental Health, Program Planning, Health Policy, Tobacco, Injury/Violence Prevention, Aging and more. Applicants selected for the Fall Session are notified by September 1, and Spring Session applicants are notified by December 15.
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Apply

@ The Knowledge Center - Recommended Reading

The book Building Healthy Communities through Medical-Religious Partnerships, 3rd ed. describes opportunities for health-related outreach in religious congregations and how health can fit in with existing faith principles. It includes recommended topics to use in health education programs for congregations, examples of viewpoints from a physician and a religious leader who have participated in medical-religious partnerships, and other community resources to help start a program.

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

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