FYI: Weekly Health Resources for April 29, 2020

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NMHM 2020

National Minority Health Month 2020

As we approach the end of National Minority Health Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) would like to encourage everybody to stay #ActiveandHealthy throughout the year by continuing to take steps to stay active and support physical, mental and emotional wellness in and around the home.

Visit the OMH #NMHM2020 website to access resources from the Move Your Way campaign and the MyPlate initiative to gain helpful tips to plan your activities and create healthier eating habits to improve your overall health. 


Rural Tribal COVID-19 Response Program

The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the Rural Tribal COVID-19 Response program. The purpose of this program is to assist tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations and health service providers to tribes to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in rural communities.
Deadline: May 6.

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NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations

This National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supplemental funding will provide emergency relief to institutions and organizations working in the humanities that have been affected by the coronavirus.
Deadline: May 11.

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Sickle Cell Data Collection Program

This HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funding opportunity will enhance understanding of the incidence, prevalence, demographics, health care utilization patterns, and mortality of Sickle Cell Disease in the United States. CDC plans to fund up to five recipients for a three-year period of performance to participate in the implementation of a Sickle Cell Disease surveillance system.  
Deadline: May 11.

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Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

This National Institutes of Health (NIH) and CDC supplement opportunity supports the enhancement of diversity in the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, post doctorates, and eligible investigators from underrepresented backgrounds.
Deadline: May 21.

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Reducing Stigma at Systems, Organizational, and Individual Client Levels in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

This HRSA cooperative agreement supports training and technical assistance programs that reduce stigma for people with HIV throughout the health care delivery system.
Deadline: June 8

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Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

The Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is funding research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. 
Open deadline.

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Webinars and Other Events

Living Your Life in the Time of COVID-19

This webinar presented in Spanish by the HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, will cover important and up-to-date information about COVID-19 and how to keep your family, friends, and community safe. 
April 29, 1:00 pm ET.


COVID-19 and Health Equity — Exploring Disparities and Long-Term Health Impacts

This National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and American Public Health Association (APHA) webinar will explore the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on minority communities, what we can do now to combat these health inequities, and what we can learn from past pandemics about how to provide equitable care to all. 
April 29, 5:00 pm ET.


National Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Awareness Day Briefing

Hep B United will be hosting a virtual briefing to discuss overcoming barriers to adult hepatitis B vaccination. Panelists include experts at the federal, state, and local levels who are working to increase awareness and access to hepatitis B vaccination among adults.
April 30, 3:00 pm ET.


Continuing Care and Promoting Resilience: People With HIV and the COVID-19 Pandemic

This HealthHIV webinar will examine care coordination from clinical considerations and telehealth to housing and ASO/CBO services, as well as promoting resilience from self care and mental health to social connections and faith-based approaches.
May 4, 3:00 pm ET.  


Mental Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum During COVID-19

This Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey webinar will cover strategies and tools that healthcare providers can use to support pregnant and postpartum women who are struggling with increase anxiety during COVID-19. 
May 7, 1:00 pm ET.


National IHS Tribal Listening Session on HIV

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the HHS Indian Health Service (IHS) invite AI/AN Tribal leaders to share their thoughts and insights about HIV prevention, care and treatment as part of a national listening session.
May 7, 2:30 pm ET.



Resources: COVID-19


The HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added information on their website breaking down factors that influence racial and ethnic minority group health. This information is also available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.

The HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak.

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) issued a new video and blog on when to seek emergency care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone should know the signs and symptoms of a medical emergency and the importance of seeking treatment immediately.

And Be The Match® Patient Support Center is now offering free counseling services to sickle cell warriors and their loved ones who are managing sickle cell disease and the stresses of COVID-19.

Telehealth: Health Care from the Safety of our Homes

HRSA Telehealth

The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is encouraging healthcare practitioners to integrate telemedicine into their practice. As part of this effort, HRSA has launched as a resource for both healthcare providers and patients. It provides helpful information about telemedicine and links to tools and resources for practitioners.

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Clinical Trials

Chronic HBV Management for Asian American

This clinical trial, sponsored by Temple University and the NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI), seeks volunteers age 18 years or older with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). This study will use a virtual patient navigation toolkit system to help CHB patients improving their liver disease management. Study to be conducted at the Center for Asian Health, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Engaging Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders and Activating Communities to Take Steps

This controlled clinical trial, sponsored by Washington State University, seeks volunteers age 18 years or older with hypertension. This study adapts an existing educational intervention to address self-management of hypertension in Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders. Study to be conducted at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service in Seattle, Wash.

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Workforce Development

A Community Health Worker's Role in Providing Care for Sicke Cell Disease Patients

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project Community Health Worker Trainings are designed to assist community health workers with resources and education, in order to strengthen their efforts in providing support services for sickle cell disease (SCD) patients. P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project uses the ECHO telecommunication model to reach community health workers and by offering online training services on emerging and current topics in SCD.
May 7, 12:00 pm ET via Zoom. 

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Health Disparities Research Training Program

The Health Disparities Research Training Program (HDRTP) at the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health provides training, outreach, and research opportunities for students and health professionals to gain knowledge and skills to address health disparities among Asian American and other racial and ethnic minority populations. HDRTP is open to students and professionals in medicine, public health, social work, nursing and other health related fields are encouraged to apply.
Rolling deadline.

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Recommended Reading

Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better Program Guide is a publication from the NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) about the agency’s national program that promotes health awareness for black women ages 18 and older. The program seeks to inspire physical activity and healthier eating habits among black women to ultimately maintain a healthy weight. The document explains how to implement Sisters Together in communities by setting goals, conducting outreach, and planning activities. 

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