FYI: Weekly Health Resources for September 25, 2019

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September 25, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 #ActiveAndHealthy

In This Issue:

FYI Spotlight

Annals of Emergency Medicine: An International Journal
  • Call for Abstracts: The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is sponsoring a sickle cell disease (SCD) supplement in Annals of Emergency Medicine, a leading journal published by the American College of Emergency Physicians. The goal of this supplement is to raise awareness and improve the knowledge of emergency clinicians regarding challenges of patients with SCD, current best practices and potential future treatment modalities. 
    Deadline is October 31. Learn more.
Proud and Generous: Honoring Hispanic Organ Donors and Recipients. Natl Hispanic Heritage Month, Sep 15-Oct 15
  • During National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated September 15 to October 15, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognizes Hispanics/Latinos who have given the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation, and those waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Share the gift of life by joining the 145 million people in the U.S. who have already signed up to be organ, eye and tissue donors. Learn more.


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 October 21. Learn more.

  • HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK): Specialized center cooperative agreement. NIDDK Hematology Central Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). The Hematology Central Coordinating Center is expected to work collaboratively with Cooperative Centers of Excellence in Hematology as part of the NIDDK Hematology Centers Program and to serve as a national resource for the larger nonmalignant hematology research community.
    Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is October 21. Learn more.
  • HHS/NIH, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): Exploratory/Developmental research grant. Fertility and Fertility Preservation for Patients with Diseases that Previously Precluded Reproduction (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). Supports studies on reproductive health, fertility and fertility preservation or fertility treatment options in patients born with serious chronic conditions such as sickle cell anemia, thalassemia and cystic fibrosis, among others.
    Deadline for LOI is October 26. Learn more.

  • HHS/HRSA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau: Grant. Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) Program. Supports applied and translational intervention research studies on critical issues affecting maternal and child health (MCH) populations, including programs that address mental health, opioid abuse, childhood obesity, maternal mortality and telehealth. 
    Deadline is November 12. Learn more.

Non-Federal Grants

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): Grants for Addressing Disparities, Assessment of Options, Communication and Dissemination Research, and Improving Healthcare Systems. Supports patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research projects that address the needs of patients, caregivers, clinicians and other healthcare stakeholders in making personalized clinical decisions across a wide range of conditions, populations and treatments.
    Deadline for LOI is October 1. Learn more.

  • PCORI: Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. Supports studies that address high-priority methodological gaps in patient-centered outcomes research and comparative clinical effectiveness research.
    Deadline for LOI is October 1. Learn more.

  • Herb Block FoundationDefending Basic Freedoms Program. Supports projects that safeguard basic freedoms, work to eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and help government agencies be more accountable to the public.
    Deadline for LOI is October 3. Learn more.

  • Family Caregiver Alliance, in partnership with the Helen Daniels Bader Fund and the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert FoundationInnovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards. Supports programs or projects that focus on supporting family and informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, including services to family/informal caregivers in rural, low-income, diverse ethnic or LGBTQ communities. 
    Deadline is October 4. Learn more.

Webinars and Other Events


  • The National LGBT Cancer Network and SelfMade Health Network: Patient-Centered Care: Delivering Culturally Appropriate Healthcare to LGBTQ Populations Across the Lifespan (Teens and Adults). This webinar will increase the awareness, knowledge and skills of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to implement practical strategies and tailored healthcare interventions for LGBTQ adolescent and adult patients.
    September 26, 1:00 pm ET. Register.

  • HHS/HRSAPromising Practices to Advance PrEP Implementation in Primary Care Settings. Join HRSA to learn more about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a highly effective HIV prevention tool used to prevent new infections for individuals at high risk. 
    October 2, 3:00 pm ET. Register.


  • National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC): Registration is open for the NARHC 2019 Fall Institute. Event presentations will address topics such as current federal health policies that could affect rural health centers, opioid treatment programs and emergency preparedness.
    October 9-7 in St. Louis, Mo. Register.

  • The Kentucky Department for Public Health, in collaboration with the Kentucky Population Health Institute: Registration is open for the 4th Annual Children's Environmental Health Summit. Topics covered will include adverse childhood events, environmental health, vaping, immunizations, rural health and community engagement. 
    October 10 in Somerset, Ky. Register.

  • Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP): Call for session and poster proposals for the 2020 AMCHP Annual Conference, The Power of Connections: Building Equity for Healthy Generations. Conference sessions will address topics such as Block Grant transformation, health insurance revisions, using technology to advance MCH outcomes, cultural competence and family-centered care.  
    March 21-24, 2020 in Crystal City, Va. Learn more
    Deadline for proposals is October 4. Learn more.

AMCHP 2020, March 21-24, Crystal City, VA: The Power of Connections: Building Equity for Healthy Generations


  • HHS/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): New issue brief. Improving Access to Maternal Health Care in Rural Communities. This issue brief provides background information on the issue of access to maternal health care in rural communities, particularly among Black, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women, and focuses attention on the need for national, state and community-based organizations to collaborate on developing an action plan to improve access to maternal health care and improve outcomes for rural women and their babies. Read the full brief (PDF).

  • HHS/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): New report. Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. This report presents data on substance use, initiation of substance use, perceived risk from substance use, substance use disorders, any mental illness, serious mental illness and major depressive episode, suicidal thoughts, plans and non-fatal attempts for adults aged 18 or older, and substance use treatment and mental health service use. Learn more | Read the full report (PDF).

Urban Indian Health Institute: MMIWG: We Demand More
  • Seattle Indian Health Board/Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI): New report. MMIWG: We Demand More. This report is a direct response to a June 2019 report by the Washington State Patrol on the missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) crisis in Washington State. UIHI conducted a research study using quantitative and qualitative analysis of information from the Washington State Patrol report and offered AI/AN community-driven recommendations on how to best address MMIWG. Learn more

Health Observances

  • The Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) recognizes October 10 as Children's Environmental Health (CEH) Day. CEH Day seeks to raise awareness and understanding about the illnesses and chronic diseases linked to children's environmental exposure and the changing climate. For further information, a list of events, social media messaging and a Proclamation Toolkit to increase awareness of CEH Day, please visit the CEHN website.

Call for Nominations

  • HHS/Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP): Call for nominations of qualified candidates to serve as members of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. The role of the Science Board is to assist the Council by providing scientific guidance, with a 2020-2021 focus on the Council's and HHS's implementation and dissemination of the National Youth Sports Strategy and youth sports-related topics. 
    Deadline is October 11. Learn more

Clinical Trials

  • The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board/We R Native: BRAVE Study. We R Native seeks AI/AN volunteers age 15-24 years old to evaluate a text messaging program for developing healthy romantic relationships, mental health and wellness skills, and cultural pride. For further information and to enrol in the study, please contact Stephanie Craig-Rushing

Workforce Development

Federal Government

  • HHS/HRSA, Bureau of Health Workforce: HRSA Virtual Job Fair. This free, online recruitment event connects students and clinicians with health care delivery organizations. During the fair, attendees will learn about available training and employment opportunities across the country, benefit packages offered and general information about patient populations.
    October 16, 6:45 pm ET. Register.

Internships / Mentoring

  • Public Health Institute/Center for Health Leadership & Practice: Fellowship. National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health: 2020 Cohort. This one-year program uses an experiential learning process that includes webinars, a multi-day retreat, coaching support, peer networking and an applied population health project.
    Deadline is October 11, 5:00 pm PT. Apply.

  • National Academy of Medicine (NAM): Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine (ELHM) Program. The ELHM Program facilitates opportunities for mentorship, collaboration and innovation between emerging leaders, NAM members and health care experts with interdisciplinary, early- and mid-career professionals working in biomedical science, population health, health care, health policy and related fields.
    Deadline is November 1Apply.

@ The Knowledge Center - Recommended Reading

The landmark book Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health provides historical background on the recognition of sickle cell anemia in the United States. It examines the first sickle cell clinics in the country that were based in the city of Memphis, along with descriptions of how the disease was viewed and treated early in the twentieth century before it was identified as a disease. The book also discusses the increased political awareness surrounding sickle cell anemia, as well as the relationship between the disease and managed care.

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

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