FYI: Weekly Health Resources for October 2, 2019

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October 2, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 #ActiveandHealthy

In This Issue:

FYI Spotlight

Hispanic Heritage Month Twitter Chat, October 9, 2 pm ET #HealthyLatinos
  • Join the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) for a bilingual Twitter chat in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month. The chat will focus on health disparities and perceived barriers to health outcomes among the Hispanic/Latino community, how to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle and sharing bilingual resources. To participate, please use hashtag #HealthyLatinos.
    October 9, 2:00 pm ET. English | Spanish.


Federal Grants

  • HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institute on Aging (NIA) and National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI): Research grant. Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). 
    Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is October 6. Learn more.

  • HHS/NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Research grant. Advancing Sustained/Extended Release for HIV Prevention (A-SER) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). 
    Deadline for LOI is November 4. Learn more.

  • HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Cooperative agreement. Advancing State and Urban Maternal and Child Health (MCH). Through this program, one recipient will support state Title V MCH leaders, including children with special health care needs leaders (Focus area 1), and one recipient will support urban MCH leaders (Focus area 2) across the country to achieve national impact. 
    Deadline is November 15. Learn more

Non-Federal Grants

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)Community Voices for Health. Supports ongoing ways for people to engage around health care, social service and public health systems issues, and supports organizations in 20 eligible states in their efforts to solve problems and to strengthen their community networks. 
    Deadline is October 7, 3:00 pm ET . Learn more

  • Evanston Community Foundation, in partnership with the Mammel FoundationRoot2Fruit Grants. Supports strengthening the organizational capacity and long-term sustainability of small to mid-sized organizations in Evanston, Illinois, that provide needed services to residents of the community.
    Deadline is October 15 . Learn more

  • Whole Kids FoundationGarden Grant Program. Supports new or existing edible educational gardens at K–12 schools and non-profit organizations working either independently or in partnership with a K-12 school.
    Deadline is October 15, 6:00 pm ET. Learn more

Scholarships / Fellowships

  • RWJFHealth Policy Fellows. The program seeks outstanding mid-career health professionals, behavioral/social scientists and others with an interest in health and health policy for a 12-month residence in Washington, D.C. which will prepare them to influence the future of health and health care in the nation.
    Deadline is November 6, 3:00 pm ET. Learn more.

Webinars and Other Events


  • Latino Commission on AIDS: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day webinar series. The U=U Message and Movement. This webinar will offer an introduction to the U=U campaign, which seeks to share the fact that people living with HIV on treatment with an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners. 
    October 3, 2:00 pm ET. Register.

  • HHS/Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Urban Indian Health Institute2018 Urban Diabetes Audit Annual Report. This presentation will highlight key findings from the Urban Diabetes Care & Outcomes Summary Report, 2014-2018 and will discuss recommendations for the follow-up and care of urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals with diabetes.
    October 8, 3:00 pm ET. Register.


  • EMS World, in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians: Registration is open for the EMS World Expo 2019. This event will feature EMS workshops on topics such as CPR, trauma, active-shooter scenarios and more.
    October 14-18 in New Orleans, La. Register.

  • National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH): Registration is open for the NOSORH Annual Meeting 2019. Sessions will address rural health issues such as federal health care policies and health care access for low-income communities, as well as opioid misuse, cancer, palliative care and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
    October 16-17 in Albuquerque, NM. Register.

  • Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health: Registration is open for the 22nd Annual Premier Women's Healthcare Conference. Sessions will address women's health issues such as maternal mortality, older women wellness, medication assisted treatment, PeP and PreP for women, female sexual dysfunction and reproductive justice.
    October 16-19 in Savannah, Ga. Register.

OMHRC at Local Conferences

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  • The HHS/OMH Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) will be exhibiting at the 47th Annual National Convention of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. Stop by our booth to learn more about OMH and OMHRC's programs and services.
    October 9-12 in Baltimore, Md. Learn more.

Other Events

  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM): Workshop. Key Policy Challenges to Improve Care for People with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. This workshop will explore issues related to promoting person-centered care, defining what constitutes minimally adequate care for mental health and substance use disorders, identifying promising strategies to translate knowledge to practice and highlighting innovative practices to facilitate and optimize data collection, integration and use.
    October 15-16 in Washington, DC and via live webcast. Register.

  • The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED): Virtual roundtable. Continuing the Dialogue: Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic in Black and Hispanic/Latinx Communities. This webinar will take a deeper dive into community-focused, culturally and linguistically-resonant strategies to prevent and treat opioid misuse and addiction in Black and Hispanic/Latinx communities.
    October 17, 3:00 pm ET. Register.

  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Asian American Commission: Forum. Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Civil Rights. This forum will provide the community with a broad range of learning experiences towards advancing AAPI civil rights and liberties, including language access, the opioid crisis, LGBTQ health, environmental health and the model minority myth.    
    October 29 in Boston, Mass. Register


Health Observances

Living with HIV or not... we're fighting this together


  • NASEM: New report. Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health. This report examines the potential for integrating social care services into the delivery of health care with the ultimate goal of achieving better and more equitable health outcomes. Alongside the report, NASEM has released easy-to-share summaries, slides and a social media toolkit. Learn more.  
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Clinical Trials

  • HHS/NIH, NIAID: Phase 1 clinical trial. Dose, Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of an HIV-1 Vaccine, VRC-HIVRGP096-00-VP, with Alum in Healthy Adults. NIH researchers seek healthy volunteers age 18-50 years old. Study to be conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. Learn more.

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham, in collaboration with the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI): Phase 2 clinical trial. Preventing Sickle Cell Kidney Disease. Researchers seek volunteers age 5-25 years old with HbSS or SB0 thalassemia and hypertension diagnosed from clinic BP readings. Study to be conducted at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala. Learn more

Workforce Development

Community-Based Organizations / Non-Profits

  • Latino Commission on AIDS: Training institute. Reunión Latina. This bilingual training will serve as a place for providers and stakeholders to discuss ways to improve HIV services, share strategies on how to overcome health challenges, unify their efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, address viral Hepatitis and craft a common vision to eliminate health disparities.
    March 19-20, 2020 in New York, NY. Register.

@ The Knowledge Center - Recommended Reading

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Knowledge Center recommends the book Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain: The Work of Latino Health Access. This text highlights experience gained and best practices from the organization Latino Health Access (LHA) in Santa Ana, California, which worked to reach out and involve the community in health promotion activities. It explains how promotores became involved with LHA, their contributions to projects, as well as lessons learned.

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

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