FYI: Weekly Health Resources for October 9, 2019

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October 9, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month Twitter Chat, October 9, 2 pm ET #HealthyLatinos

In This Issue:

FYI Spotlight

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  • HHS/Office of Minority Health (OMH): Webinar. Closing the Treatment Gap in Communities of Color: The Role of Providers in Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Patients. This webinar will highlight the use of FDA-approved medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, collectively known as medication-assisted treatment (MAT), for the treatment of opioid use disorder among people of color. 
    October 17, 12:00 pm ET. Register.


Federal Grants

  • HHS/Administration for Children and Families (ACF): Cooperative agreement. Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets. Supports secondary data analysis of archived data that addresses topics relevant to strengthening families, including issues related to healthy marriage, relationship education and fatherhood programs. 
    Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is October 25. Learn more

  • HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): Physician Scientist Award program. Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Program. This mentored institutional career development program prepares junior faculty who have recently completed postgraduate clinical training in obstetrics and gynecology and are committed to an independent research career in women's reproductive health. 
    Deadline for LOI is October 29. Learn more

Non-Federal Grants

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas FoundationHealthy Habits for Life. Assists K-12 schools in promoting healthy lifestyle choices that help youth reduce their cardiovascular risk, increase their physical activity and/or learn healthy eating habits. Eligibility is limited to all counties in Kansas except Johnson and Wyandotte.
    Deadline is October 18. Learn more

  • Stark Community Foundation: The Women's Fund. Supports projects that address women's and children's economic stability and advancement, mental and emotional health, and access to neighborhood-based programming. Eligibility is limited to nonprofits that serve residents of Stark County, Ohio.
    Deadline is October 18, 4:30 pm ET. Learn more

  • Fight for Sight, in partnership with Prevent Blindness: Joanne Angle Public Health Award. Supports research related to the burden/economic aspects of eye disease and vision loss on society, best practices in integrating vision screening and follow-up care with system care access, and vision program effectiveness and evaluation. 
    Deadline is November 15. Learn more.

Scholarships / Fellowships

  • Families USA: Scholarships are available to attend the Health Action 2020 Conference, Our Nation’s Health in the Balance. The award covers registration and housing costs. 
    January 23-25, 2020 in Washington, DCLearn more.
    Deadline for scholarship application is October 15. Apply.

  • HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Public Health Foundation: E-learning Institute (ELI) Fellowship. ELI is a six-month online program designed to cultivate the skills of public health professionals with limited experience designing or developing e-learning products.
    Deadline is October 25. Apply.

Webinars and Other Events


  • HHS/NIH, Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science: The Rewards and Challenges of Implementing a School-based Asthma Intervention Research Program. Join Dr. Jean-Marie Bruzzese (Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology, Columbia University School of Nursing) as she highlights efforts to address underserved youth's asthma-related disparities within schools.
    October 16, 2:00 pm ETRegister.

  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC): Developing the Pipeline for Health Professionals to Advance Hispanic Health. Join Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable (Director, NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities), Dr. Norma Poll-Hunter (Senior Director of Human Capital Initiatives, AAMC) and Dr. Francisco Moreno (Director, Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence) as they discuss the importance of utilizing multiple approaches to developing a pipeline to the health professions for Latinx/Hispanic students as a key strategy in eliminating health disparities for Latinx/Hispanic populations. 
    October 28, 2:30 pm ETRegister.

  • South Central Telehealth Resource CenterTelehealth 101: The Easy Basics of Telehealth and Telemedicine. This webinar, part of a recurring series, is intended as introductory training for health care and health education groups that have an interest in using telehealth. 
    November 12, 1:00 pm ET. Register


  • Georgetown University/Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics: Registration is open for the 8th Annual Health Informatics and Data Science Symposium. This symposium will include sessions on the use of health data for precision research, genomics, next generation data commons, the education of health data scientists, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies in health care.
    October 18 in Washington, DC. Register.

  • University of North Dakota/Center for Rural Health: Registration is open for the 17th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference. This event offers an opportunity for students and professionals to present their American Indian/Alaska Native health research and to network and partner with Tribal communities, colleges and researchers. 
    October 19 in Grand Forks, ND. Learn more.
    Deadline for registration is October 11. Register.

  • Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE): Registration is open for the 21st Annual Advocacy Summit, Championing Health for Vulnerable Populations. This event will engage health education specialists to share advocacy training, materials and resources, with an emphasis on a health education approach to opioid addiction and misuse. 
    October 19-21 in Washington, DC. Register.
Championing Health for Vulnerable Populations, Washington, DC
  • NMAC: Registration is open for the 4th Annual Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit. This even will highlight the role that biomedical prevention tools such as PrEP, PEP, Treatment as Prevention (TasP) and U=U have in ending the HIV epidemic.
    December 3-4 in Houston, Texas. Learn more.
    Deadline for registration is November 3Register.

Other Events

  • National Minority Cardiovascular Alliance and the Make Well Known Foundation: 2nd annual town hall. Addressing the Influence of Culture, Genetics, and the Social Determinants of Health on Minority Cardiovascular Health and Disease. This event will bring together federal, academic and health professions constituents who are working to address disparities in minority cardiovascular health.
    October 18, 11:30 am ET in Washington, DC. Register.  

  • American Association of Immunologists (AAI): Lectures. 2019 AAI Research Advocacy Program. Designed for the general public, this program will feature talks by AAI-member scientists who are engaged in cutting-edge immunological research and will help participants understand the role of the immune system in preventing, causing and treating disease.    
    October 22, 10:00 am ET in Rockville, Md. Register.  

  • The National Academy of Medicine: Culture of Health Program meeting. Engaging Allies in the Culture of Health Movement. This meeting is focused on messaging health equity and the social determinants of health. It will identify the challenges and opportunities in messaging the terms "health equity" and "social determinants of health," and will explore strategies, tools and resources for community collaboration and engagement.
    October 28 in Washington, DC. Register


  • Trust for America's Health: New report. The State of Obesity 2019: Better Policies for a Healthier America. This report highlights how obesity levels are closely tied to social and economic conditions and that lower-income minorities are at greater risk. The report recommends policy solutions such as the expansion of SNAP and WIC nutrition support programs and the development of built environments that encourage physical activity. Learn more | Read the full report (PDF).

National Health Observances

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  • HHS and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) recognize October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For further information and resources, please visit NCADV, the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the HHS Office on Women's Health and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)'s Domestic Violence Evidence Project. The NRCVD has also developed an Action Guide for their #1Thing campaign. The guide includes templates, recommendations, strategies and tools for incorporating the #1Thing message into public awareness activities and campaigns during October and beyond.

    If you or anyone you know is in danger, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline
    at 1­-800-799-7233 or TTY 1­-800-787-3224.    

Opportunities for Public Comments

  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): Call for public comments on a Draft Recommendation Statement and Draft Evidence Review for Illicit Drug Use in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: Primary Care-Based Interventions. USPSTF seeks comments on the use of primary care-based behavioral counseling. 
    Deadline is October 28. Learn more.
  • HHS/NIH, Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH): Request for information on the development of a prize competition for Gender Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce. NIH invites comments and guidance to be considered during the development of a prize competition for enhancing higher education faculty gender equity and diversity.
    Deadline is October 31. Learn more

  • Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living: Call for participation in the 2019 National Survey on Health and Disability. This survey, open to adults age 18 years and older, seeks to understand how access to health care and insurance may be affecting the lives of people with disabilities. Learn more | Complete survey by phone: 1-855-556-6328.

Clinical Trials

  • HHS/NIH, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Observational study. BRCA (BReast CAncer Gene) Mutations in Latinas. NIH researchers seek to collect genetic material (DNA) and medical history information from Hispanic/Latina women age 18 years and older who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Study to be conducted at the Southwest Cancer Center in Lubbock, Texas. Learn more.

  • HHS/NIH, NCI: Phase 1 clinical trial. Retinoid 9cUAB30 in Producing a Biologic Effect in Patients with Early Stage Breast Cancer. NIH researchers seek female volunteers age 18 years and older with a diagnosis of early stage breast cancer. Study to be conducted at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala. and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wis. Learn more.

Workforce Development

Health Care Professionals

  • Northwest Regional Primary Care Association: Training. Responding to the Opioid Epidemic: Leveraging Care Integration in the Health Center Setting. This two-day training for primary care providers, mental health clinicians and substance use disorder counselors will include best practices for the treatment of pain, managing patients on chronic opioid therapy and treating opioid use disorder in the health center setting. 
    November 15-16 in Seattle, Wash. Apply

@ The Knowledge Center - Recommended Reading

The information you need when you need it! Ask your medical librarian. MLA (Medical Library Association)

October is National Medical Librarians Month, sponsored by the Medical Library Association. In recognition of this observance the OMHRC Knowledge Center is featuring events and resources that show how libraries support public health and health equity.

  • Webinar: Public Libraries Partner to Respond to the Opioid Crisis. The project, Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Epidemic with Their Community, was an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded effort designed to foster public library-community partnerships to address the opioid epidemic at the local level. Presenters will share insights from case studies and emerging best practices, and share resources to help library communities respond to the opioid crisis. Presented by representatives from: OCLC, Denver Public Library, Denver Dept. of Public Health and Environment, and WebJunction.
    October 30, 3:00 pm ET. Register.

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