FYI: Weekly Health Resources for October 30, 2019

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October 30, 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 TOMORROW, October 31. Learn more.


Federal Grants

  • HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH): Research program project. Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS): 2020 (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Supports PHACS as a Program Project which addresses perinatally acquired HIV infection in adolescents and young adults and the health consequences of in utero and infant exposure to antiretroviral therapy in cohorts of children. 
    Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is November 5. Learn more

  • HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR): Cooperative agreement. ATSDR's Partnership to Promote Local Efforts To Reduce Environmental Exposure. ATSDR's goal is to keep communities safe from harmful exposures and related diseases by working with partnering agencies to evaluate exposures at hazardous waste sites, educate communities and seek new ways to better protect public health.
    Deadline is December 15. Learn more

  • HHS/NIH: Specialized center grant. Limited Competition: Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (P50 Clinical Trial Optional). Supports research at institutions of higher education that seeks to understand, reduce or eliminate environmental health disparities. 
    Deadline for LOI is December 22. Learn more

  • HHS/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Grant. National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. Supports access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children, adolescents and their families. Category II supports Treatment and Service Adaptation Centers. Category III supports Community Treatment and Service Centers.  
    Deadline is December 23. Category II | Category III.

Non-Federal Grants

  • Emergency Medical Foundation (EMF), with support from the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): EMF/NIDA Mentor-Facilitated Training Award in Substance Use Disorders Science Dissemination. Funds will be awarded in support of a mentored experience and project focused on the dissemination of substance use disorders treatment research. 
    Deadline is November 4. Learn more.

  • National Indian Health Board: Supporting Tribes to Increase Commercial Tobacco Cessation. Provides support and technical assistance to Tribes for projects that implement proven strategies to increase quitting and quit attempts of commercial tobacco among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN). 
    Deadline is November 12. Learn more

  • Evergreen Foundation: 3rd Quarter 2019 Grants. Supports non-profits that provide mental health, intellectual/developmental delay or substance abuse services in the western North Carolina counties of Swain, Jackson, Haywood, Graham, Cherokee, Clay and Macon.
    Deadline is November 15, 5:00 pm ET. Learn more

  • Many Hands: Impact and Partner Grants. Supports non-profits that provide education, health, housing and job readiness services to women, children and families in the Washington, DC area.
    Deadline is November 15. Learn more

Loan Repayment

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  • HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Loan Repayment Program. 2020 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service. Provides loan repayment assistance to medical and dental students in their final year of school in exchange for a three-year commitment providing primary care services at NHSC-approved sites in high-need areas.
    Deadline is October 31, 7:30 pm ET. Learn more.

Webinars and Other Events


  • HHS/HRSA, Office of Women's Health and the Region 2, 3 and 5 Offices of Regional Operations: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Webinar. This webinar will highlight state-level efforts to address intimate partner violence and provide strategies for implementing trauma-informed care in health settings.
    October 31, 1:00 pm ET. Register.   


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine/National Center for School Mental Health: Registration is open for the 2019 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, Safe and Supportive Schools for All Students
    November 7-9 in Austin, Texas. Register.
  • AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) National Coordinating Resource Center/Midwest AETC: Registration is open for the 2019 Triple Threat Conference: HIV, HCV, and Opioids/Meth
    November 8 in St. Paul, Minn. Register.

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  • University of Oklahoma/University Outreach: Registration is open for the Integrating Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Through the Lens of Prevention National Conference
    November 13-15 in New Orleans, La. Register

Other Events

  • HHS/NIH, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)2019 NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival: Connecting People to Advance Health. This annual festival brings together behavioral and social scientists across the NIH extramural and intramural communities to share scientific ideas, highlight recent NIH funded research and explore ways to advance behavioral and social sciences research across biomedical and health-related fields. This event is free and open to the public. 
    December 6 in Bethesda, Md. Register



  • HHS Working Group on Patient-Centered Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-term Opioid Analgesics: New guidance document. HHS Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics. This guide provides advice to clinicians who are contemplating or initiating a reduction in opioid dosage or discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain. Learn more | Download full guide (PDF).

  • HHS/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE): New report. Needs Assessment Methodologies in Determining Treatment Capacity for Substance Use Disorders. This report highlights best practices for conducting substance use disorder needs assessments, including staffing patterns, use of evidence-based practices, the incorporation of telehealth and the use of peer supports. Learn more | Download full report (PDF).

Health Campaigns

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  • National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)NHMA Seasonal Influenza Campaign. This campaign aims to increase health professionals' awareness and knowledge of the impact of seasonal influenza on Hispanics/Latinxs with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and seeks to encourage the administration of influenza vaccines to Hispanics/Latinxs. Learn more.
    Campaign launch webinar, November 1, 4:00 pm ET. Register.

Call for Nominations

  • Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation/Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE): Call for applications for membership in a Hospital and Provider Workgroup that will provide input on the interpretability and usability of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)'s Within-Hospital Disparity and Across-Hospital Disparity Methods. CORE is recruiting approximately 15-20 participants who will facilitate hospital quality improvement initiatives. For further information and to apply, please contact the CMS Disparity Methods Team.
    Deadline is November 8, 5:00 pm ET.

Clinical Trials

  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, in collaboration with the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS): Behavioral study. Feasibility Study of Couple Therapy Treatment for Situational Couple Violence. Researchers seek married, dating or cohabiting couples where both partners are 18 years or older. Study to be conducted in Cleveland, Ohio. Learn more

  • Tulane University, in collaboration with NIH: Behavioral study. The Weaving Healthy Families Program to Promote Wellness and Resilience and Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence. Researchers seek community health representatives age 18 years or older who have at least a high school degree and have experience and/or interest in working with AI/AN children and families. Study to be conducted at the Tulane University School of Social Work in New Orleans, La. Learn more.

Workforce Development

Health Professionals

  • HealthHIV: Continuing Medical Education (CME). HIV Prevention Certified Provider Program. This is an online, self-paced CME curriculum composed of five free e-learning courses in HIV prevention detailing the pertinent clinical and practice information that clinicians need to effectively employ HIV prevention interventions. Learn more

Internships / Mentoring 

  • Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA): Paid internship. Team Nutrition Youth Educator. Chosen interns will be trained to conduct nutrition education sessions for the target population of the City of Berkeley's Healthy Berkeley Program. Eligibility is limited to high school or first year college students from California. For further information and to apply, please contact with the subject line Team Nutrition Youth Educator.
    Open until filled.

@ The Knowledge Center - Recommended Reading

In recognition of National Medical Librarians Month, the Knowledge Center recommends the article “HIV/AIDS Information Promotion at the Library: Creative Campaigns for Young Adults,” from the Journal of the Medical Library Association. It describes methods implemented by university librarians to promote HIV/AIDS awareness to engage students and other young adults, including a social media campaign, a graphic novel contest, and providing training for health care professionals. The article also lists lessons learned from the project.

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

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