FYI: Weekly Health Resources for April 22, 2020

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National Minority Health Month 2020

During National Minority Health Month the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) invites everyone to join #ActiveandHealthy, a national social media campaign that will focus on the steps we can take every day in and around the house to keep our minds and bodies active. Make sure to participate in our daily themes by sharing your pictures and videos with us. Tag @MinorityHealth in your social media posts and use the hashtags #ActiveandHealthy and #NMHM2020. Share the steps you are taking to support your physical, mental and emotional wellness.

For more information on our daily themes, visit the OMH #NMHM2020 website.


Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

This U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) grant supports improvement to responses and outcomes for youth with mental illness or substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.
Deadline is May 4

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Greater Value Portfolio Grant

This Donaghue Foundation grant program supports research on actionable solutions to high healthcare costs, including how these costs impact care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deadline is May 11

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Native American Research Centers for Health

This HHS National Institutes of Health (NIH) and HHS Indian Health Service (IHS) S06 grant supports research and career enhancement opportunities to meet health needs prioritized by American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Deadline for Letter of Intent is May 24.

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State Opioid Response Grants

This HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant supports access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.  
Deadline is May 19

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Wellness Partnership: Improving Systems for Youth Mental Health

This Sand Hill Foundation grant supports San Mateo and Santa Clara counties-based organizations that provide mental illness prevention and early Intervention services to California youth age 11-24 years old.
Deadline is May 13, 8:00 pm ET

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Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funding opportunity is intended to carry out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, infection control, mitigation, communications, and other preparedness and response activities for COVID-19.
Deadline is May 31

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Webinars and Other Events

Emerging Issues Around COVID-19 and Social Determinants of Health for the Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Workforces

This listening session and strategic discussion series is hosted by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network and the Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network
April 22-May 12, 2:00 pm ET


COVID-19 Public Health Webinar Series

This Association of University Centers on Disabilities webinar series will address the impact of COVID-19 on individuals with developmental and other disabilities. 
April 22-30, 4:00 pm ET.


COVID-19 Testing: Possibilities, Challenges, and Ensuring Equity

This National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and American Public Health Association (APHA) webinar will provide an update on the state of testing for COVID-19, what data the different tests being developed will provide, and the equity issues we must all consider. 
April 22, 5:00 pm ET.


The Unequal Impact of COVID-19 on the Latino Community

UnidosUS is gathering leading national experts for a virtual town hall to provide the Hispanic community vital information to help them manage the COVID-19 crisis.
April 22, 7:00 pm ET.


Communities Respond to COVID-19 with Innovative High-impact Strategies

This National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health virtual roundtable series will highlight the experiences of underserved communities, as well as strategies for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate information on COVID-19. 
April 23, 3:00 pm ET.


COVID-19: Approaches for Optimizing HIV Prevention and Treatment

This webinar is hosted by the National Medical Association.
April 25, 12:00 pm ET.

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Resources: COVID-19

CDC COVID-19 Symptoms Infographic

The HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a list of Resources for Parks and Recreational Facilities that take into account social distancing guidelines. Resources are available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.

The CDC have also published a special Public Health Matters Blog on Managing Asthma During COVID-19

The Urban Indian Health Institute has created a fact sheet on COVID-19: ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines for clinics and healthcare practitioners who code medical encounters.

The National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic has compiled a list of Resources to Support the Health and Well-being of People with Substance Use Disorder and Those Who Experience Pain During the COVID-19 Outbreak.  

The Health Resources and Services Administration is hosting two Q&A sessions on the reporting requirements to health centers that have received CARES supplemental funding for COVID-19 services.

And the Zero Abuse Project has published a guidance document on Responding to Child Abuse During a Pandemic: 25 Tips for Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Resource: IRS Tool to Help Non-Filers Get Economic Impact Payments


The IRS Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool allows you to quickly register for Economic Impact Payments if you don’t normally file a tax return. The feature is available only on Using the tool will not result in any taxes being owed. 

Visit for more information on tax relief related to coronavirus.

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Survey: National Inventory of Data Sharing Collaborations for Health

National Inventory of Data Sharing

The 2019 National Inventory of Data Sharing Collaborations for Health is a nationwide survey conducted by Data Across Sectors for Health on behalf of All In: Data for Community Health. The National Inventory is focused on better understanding the location and nature of multi-sector collaborations in the U.S., their capacity to systematically share data to improve community health outcomes and how these collaborations progress over time. Results from the survey will be summarized in a report and made available in an online directory and map.

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Report: Healthy Eating Research Nutrition Guidelines for the Charitable Food System

Cover for the Healthy Eating Research Nutrition Guidelines for the Charitable Food System report

This report, prepared by Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, presents recommendations for evidence-based nutrition guidelines tailored
to the unique needs and capacity of the charitable food system. The intent of these recommendations is to improve the quality of foods in food banks and pantries in order to increase access to and promote healthier food choices.

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Clinical Trials

Outcomes Related to COVID-19 Treated with Hydroxychloroquine among In-patients with Symptomatic Disease (ORCHID)

This phase 3 clinical trial, sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital and the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), seeks volunteers age 18 years or older with symptoms of acute respiratory infection, laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection plus a high clinical suspicion for COVID-19. Study to be conducted at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., plus 43 future sites throughout the United States.

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Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on NIMH Research Participants and Volunteers

This observational study, sponsored by the NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), seeks patient and volunteer participants, age 18 years or older, who have consented for a NIMH study in the past as well as new participants from the general population who respond to advertisements for the NIMH COVID-19 study but who have not previously been a NIMH study participant. Study to be conducted at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Md.

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Workforce Development

Virtual Workshop: Pregnancy and Maternal Conditions that Increase Risk of Morbidity and Mortality

This workshop, co-sponsored by the NIH NHLBI, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Office of Research on Women's Health and the Office of Disease Prevention, will address the clinical causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. A team of experts, including more than 10 NHLBI-funded scientists, will present the latest research and strategies for reducing U.S. maternal mortality rates. 
May 19-20 via NIH Videocast.
Deadline for registration is May 5.


National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program

HRSA has extended its application deadline for all three NHSC loan repayment programs, the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program and the NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program. 
Application deadline is now May 21, 7:30 pm ET.

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Challenge: Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT)

The NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell are challenging undergraduate student teams to develop technology solutions to unmet needs in the areas of technologies for underrepresented populations and/or for low-resource settings, and technologies for HIV/AIDS prevention and/or care. 
Deadline is June 1.

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Recommended Reading

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition, is a report published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that makes recommendations for physical activity by age group with considerations for physical ability and chronic conditions. It discusses research that shows the connection between physical activity and health. Additionally, the document provides numerous examples of physical activities of various levels of intensity, and includes strategies for promoting healthy behaviors among Americans.

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