FYI: Weekly Health Resources for October 23, 2019

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October 23, 2019

In This Issue:

FYI Spotlight

Call for abstracts: Sickle Cell Disease supplement in Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • 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.

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  • HHS/Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Announcement of 2019 awardees of the Office of Minority Health Minority Research Grant Program Awards. The program reflects CMS' support of Minority-Serving Institutions to address social determinants of health that hinder the health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and rural populations. CMS recently awarded two grants to investigators at the University of Houston and the University of Miami. Both grantees will evaluate critical public health issues through rigorous analysis and community engagement. Learn more


Federal Grants

  • HHS/CMS Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH): Call for nominations for the 2020 CMS Health Equity Award. Recognizes an organization that can demonstrate it has reduced disparities in health care quality, access or outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and rural populations.
    Deadline is November 15Learn more | Apply.

  • HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH): Research grant. Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Specific areas of interest include health disparities, tobacco use as it pertains to cancer outcomes, alcohol use disorder, opioid use disorder and environmental health.
    Deadline is December 4. Learn more.

  • HHS/NIH and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Research grant. Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Supports biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vape pens, to protect public health.
    Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is December 13. Learn more

  • HHS/NIH, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Research grant. Improving the Reach and Quality of Cancer Care in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required). The goal is to reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of cancer care in rural areas among low-income and/or underserved populations.
    Deadline for LOI is December 15. Learn more

Non-Federal Grants

  • Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and ExperimentationFaculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Program. Supports studies to develop, refine, evaluate or disseminate interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families or communities.
    Deadline is November 1, 5:00 pm ET. Learn more.

  • American Psychological FoundationRoy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants. Supports young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy.  
    Deadline is November 1. Learn more

  • University of Baltimore/Center for Drug Policy and EnforcementCombating Opioid Overdose Through Community-level Intervention. Supports research of community-based efforts to fight the opioid-involved overdose epidemic and of initiatives that support and promote the partnership of law enforcement and public health agencies. 
    Deadline is November 1. Learn more

Scholarships / Fellowships

  • HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program. Provides on-the-job training for professionals to apply expertise in information science, computer science and information technology to address current and future informatics needs. 
    Deadline is November 4. Apply.  

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2020-2021 Health Policy Fellows. Provides midcareer health professionals and behavioral/social scientists an opportunity to participate in the federal health policy process and use that experience to improve health, health care and health policy.
    Technical Assistance webinar, October 24, 2:00 pm ET. Register.
    Deadline is November 6, 3:00 pm ET. Apply.  

Webinars and Other Events


  • HHS/NIH, Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH): Understudied, Underrepresented, and Underreported Women lecture series. Developing a Translational Research Program to Improve Quality of Life among Latina Breast Cancer Survivors. This presentation will describe a new framework, the Transcreation Framework for Community-Engaged Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities, and how it was applied to develop a translational research program to address psychosocial health disparities among Spanish-speaking Hispanic/Latina breast cancer survivors.  
    October 24, 10:00 am ET. Register

  • National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS)Cultural Competence: What it Means for Person-Centered Thinking, Planning & Practice. This webinar will describe a framework for cultural competence, provide an example of an organization that practices cultural competence, highlight personal narratives and describe how cultural competence and person-centered thinking and practice are integrally linked. 
    October 29, 3:00 pm ET. Register


  • Population Health Alliance: Registration is open for the 2019 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus, Improving Health Through Financial Security: The Common Denominator Across Social Determinants and Populations
    October 29 in Washington, DC. Register.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada: Call for abstracts for the 6th International Meeting on Indigenous Women's Health. Preference given to topics such as traditional American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) medicine, substance use disorder, behavioral health, trauma informed care and evidence-based women's health care issues.
    February 18-21, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM. Learn more
    Deadline for abstract submission is October 31. Learn more.
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  • National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI): Call for abstracts for the 18th Open Forum for Quality Improvement and Innovation. NNPHI seeks abstracts on performance improvement and public health innovation from public health practitioners willing to share highlights, challenges and lessons learned. 
    March 26-27, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo. Register.
    Deadline for abstract submission is October 31. Learn more.


  • Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub): Toolkit. Rural Suicide Prevention. The modules in this toolkit contain resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating and sustaining rural suicide prevention programs. This includes awareness campaigns, school-based programs, crisis lines, screening and initiatives that foster community connectedness and address isolation. Learn more.

  • HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): New report. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Annual Client-Level Data Report, 2017. This report provides a comprehensive look at service utilization, demographic and socioeconomic factors among individuals served by ADAP. The report also includes data based on age, race/ethnicity, sex/gender, federal poverty level and health care coverage. Learn more | Read the full report (PDF).

Health Observances

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  • The NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) recognizes October as SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Awareness Month. As part of this national observance, the NICHD Safe to Sleep campaign has created the hashtag #SafeSleepSnap to raise awareness and affect social norms around safe infant sleep by making images of safe sleep environments more common on social and other types of media.

Clinical Trials

  • Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, in collaboration with the NIH NICHD: Behavioral study. Infant Care Practices Study (ICP). Researchers seek AI/AN mothers age 14-49 years old to test a group intervention program to increase the safety of infant sleep environments. Study to be conducted at the Avera Research Institute in Rapid City, SD. Learn more.  

  • Columbia University, in collaboration with the NIH NCI: Behavioral study. Diet and Physical Activity Changes among Latina Breast Cancer Survivors. Researchers seek Hispanic/Latina volunteers age 21 years or older with a medical history of histologically confirmed stage 0, I, II, III breast cancer, with no evidence of metastatic disease. Study to be conducted at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. Learn more.

Workforce Development

Internships / Mentoring

  • The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR): Allan Rosenfield HIV/AIDS Public Policy Internship and Fellowship Program. This program trains interns and fellows to become effective leaders in public health by immersing them in policy writing, research and advocacy related to the domestic and global HIV/AIDS epidemic. 
    Deadline for January/February placement is November 15.
    Deadline for June/July placement is April 15. Apply.

@ The Knowledge Center - Recommended Reading

The report Community-Based Health Literacy Interventions: Proceedings of a Workshop, released by the National Academies of Sciences Roundtable on Health Literacy, presents a series of case studies on successful community-based programs that improve population health. One chapter in the book Health Literacy in Public Libraries discusses program examples used in the library setting.

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In recognition of National Health Literacy Month in October, the Knowledge Center is featuring its collection of resources related to health literacy. To find resources in the online library catalog related to health literacy outreach programs, search the library catalog.

Because an informed community is a healthier community. Libraries Transform. NIH NLM.