FYI: Weekly Health Resources for May 6, 2020

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New COVID-19 FY 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement

National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) has released a competitive funding opportunity for the development and coordination of a strategic network of national, state, territorial, tribal and local organizations to deliver important COVID-19-related information to racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable communities hardest hit by the pandemic.
Deadline is May 11, 6:00 pm ET.
Technical Assistance Webinar recording now available on the OMH YouTube channel.

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Community Relations Contributions Program

The Sanofi Genzyme funding program supports science education and access to health care in the areas of rare diseases, rare blood disorders, multiple sclerosis, oncology and immunology.
Deadline is May 15

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Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions: Cities Taking Action to Address Health, Equity and Climate Change

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant supports policies and programs that address transportation, food systems, food security and other climate-related determinants of health.
Deadline is May 28.

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Helping Hands Grants Program

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation grant awards funds to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder student projects, with a focus on underserved minority communities. 
Deadline is May 31

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The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant supports projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Deadline is May 18

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Prenatal Breastfeeding Support Training for Health Care Practitioners

The Maryland Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities grant funds the training of health care practitioners to provide education and support on breastfeeding. 
Deadline is May 29

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Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response

The HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant is open to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribal governments and organizations.
Deadline is May 31

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Webinars and Other Events

How to Use Data to Promote Health Equity During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Salud America! webinar will demonstrate how to use the Salud America! Health Equity Report Card to visualize and explore place-based, COVID-19 health inequities.
May 7, 2:00 pm ET.


Food Insecurity and Growing Concerns During COVID-19

The National Institute for Health Care Management webinar will address longstanding issues surrounding food insecurity in the U.S. and how these issues have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 11, 2:00 pm ET.


National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities Meeting

The HHS National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities advises the HHS Secretary, the NIH Director and the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Director on matters related to the NIMHD's mission. 
May 12, 1:00 pm ET via NIH Videocast.


Best Practices for Mental Health Interpreters working with Hispanic and Latinos

The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center webinar will address the importance of trained interpreters when providing mental health services to the Hispanic/Latinx community.
May 13, 1:00 pm ET.


NHHAD 2020 Webinar: Hepatitis Prevention and Vaccines

The Latino Commission on AIDS webinar, the first in the series, will be held in observance of National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (NHHAD). 
May 13, 2:00 pm ET.


Eliminating Hepatitis B in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific lander Communities

The HHS Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity webinar will be held in observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 26, 2:00 pm ET.



Resources: COVID-19

CDC Poster: Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) has compiled a list of COVID-19 Resources and the National Association of Asian American Professionals has created a COVID-19 Resources Page. Both pages include culturally appropriate resources in several Asian languages.

Salud America! and UnidosUS have collected data and other resources on how COVID-19 has impacted the Hispanic/Latinx community: Coronavirus Case Rates and Death Rates for Latinos in the United States and Issues: Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Issues: Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource page is available in Spanish. 

The Urban Indian Health Institute has created a fact sheet and illustrated poster for the AI/AN community on Talking with Children about COVID-19, and the National Association of School Psychologists has developed tips for Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19.

The NIH has published COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines, which have been developed to inform clinicians about how to care for patients with COVID-19. These guidelines will be updated frequently as published data and other authoritative information becomes available.

Also, the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has added COVID-19 resources to its Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Resources for Health Centers

Health Observance: Hepatitis Awareness Month

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month!

HHS recognizes May as Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day

The CDC has compiled a list of Resources for Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day, including assessment tools, digital badges, social media graphics and radio PSA scripts. The CDC has also developed the Know More Hepatitis Campaign, which encourages all adults to get tested for hepatitis C. 

To find free, local hepatitis testing services, please utilize the CDC's GetTested tool. 

Report: Analysis of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Outcomes at Health Centers: UDS 2018

Screenshot of the "Analysis of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Outcomes at Health Centers" report

This report, published by AAPCHO, examines the impact of chronic disease outcomes of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) at health centers and highlights the similarities and differences between NHPI-, NH-, and PI-serving health centers to health centers in the continental United States, Hawaii and the Pacific region. The data presented in this report is intended to improve understanding of NHPI communities served by health centers, and to help identify priorities and opportunities to improve NHPI health.

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Clinical Trials

Screening TO Prevent ColoRectal Cancer (STOP CRC) among At-Risk Chinese and Korean American Primary Care Patients

This behavioral study, sponsored by the University of Maryland (UMD), NIH NIMHD and Thomas Jefferson University, seeks Chinese and Korean American volunteers age 50-75 years old who are not up to date for colorectal cancer screening. Study to be conducted at the UMD in College Park, Md.

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South Asian Healthy Lifestyle Initiative (SAHELI)

This behavioral study, sponsored by Northwestern University, seeks Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati or English-speaking South Asian volunteers age 18-65 years old with a Body Mass Index of 25 and over and a diagnosis by a doctor of high cholesterol, pre-diabetes/diabetes or high blood pressure. Study to be conducted at the Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill.

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Workforce Development

Training: Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Community Health Worker Program

This online, continuing medical education training module, offered by the University at Albany's Center for Public Health Continuing Education, seeks to build skills such as the ability to distinguish and respect cultural perspectives and differences, listen actively, recognize the complexity of cross-cultural communication and other cultural competencies in community health workers.
Credits for this module are available until May 31.

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Training: Asian Health Disparities and Hepatitis B in the Era of Elimination

This archived webcast, intended for public health professionals and offered by the TRAIN Learning Network, discusses the disparities faced by the Asian population around hepatitis B and its associated complications, with a particular focus on the Asian population in New Jersey and the community partnerships that have been formed there to increase screening, vaccination and treatment of hepatitis within this population.

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Spring/Summer 2020 MCH Navigator Trainings

The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health has compiled a list of online trainings on maternal and child health (MCH). Training topics include cultural competence, health equity and racism.  

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Knowledge Center

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Recommended Reading

The report Social Determinants of Health among Rural Asian and Pacific Islander Populations is a findings brief that examines the health experiences of approximately 600,000 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) residing in rural areas. The document analyzes the socioeconomic background of the AAPI rural population using benchmarks such as educational attainment, poverty level, and access to healthcare resources.

To view this title and find additional information, search the online catalog.