FYI: Weekly Health Resources for October 28, 2020

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Rare Cancer Congressional Briefing: Turning Advocacy into Activism

Get Loud and Share Your Story #RareRevolution

The SHEPHERD Foundation Congressional briefing will address rare cancer activism, including lessons learned from past civil rights movements, why individual voices matter, the power behind galvanizing a community, how to formulate personal stories to influence impactful and meaningful change and how to conduct effective advocacy to advance legislation. 
TODAY, October 28, 12:00 pm ET.



Supporting Community Organizations to Strengthen Vaccine Confidence Pilot Project

Funding provided by the CDC Foundation.
Deadline is November 16, 4:30 pm ET.

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Sigma/Jonas Philanthropies Collaborative Research Grant

Funding provided by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and Jonas Philanthropies.
Deadline is December 1.

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Evolutionary Dynamics of Influenza to Inform and Improve Vaccine Strain Selection

Research funding provided by the HHS National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline for Letter of Intent is January 11, 2021.

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First Responders Mental Health Grants Funding Program

Funding provided by Movember and the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
Deadline is November 23.

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Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Program

Funding provided by the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Deadline is December 21

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PrEP Choice: Increasing the Use of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis in an Era of Choices

Funding provided by the HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Deadline is January 5, 2021, 5:00 pm ET.

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Webinars and Other Events

Addressing Maternal Health Inequity during COVID-19

Virtual event presented by the Urban Institute
TODAY, October 28, 3:30 pm ET


Social Determinants of Health: Culturally Adapted for American Indians/Alaska Natives

Webinar presented by the HHS Indian Health Service (IHS).
November 5, 12:00 pm ET.


Registration is open for the State of Asian Women's Health

Conference hosted by Asian Women for Health.
November 12, Virtual


Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America Quarterly Webinar

Stakeholder webinar presented by the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy.
October 29, 2:00 pm ET.  


Relationship Education: Trauma-Informed Approach for Youth

Webinar presented by The Dibble Institute.
November 11, 4:00 pm ET.


Registration is open for Our City of Nations 2020

Immigrant and refugee health conference hosted by the Medical College of Wisconsin
November 12-13, Virtual



Resources: COVID-19

Illustration shows families at a pumpkin patch

The NIH has updated its COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines for the cocirculation of influenza and COVID-19. 

The CDC provides Interim Guidance for Routine and Influenza Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The CDC has also released guidance on safety during Trick or Treating and Other Halloween Activities, as well as other upcoming fall holidays such as Día de los Muertos and Thanksgiving. 

Video Series: Living with Sickle Cell Disease

Image shows a Black/African American woman wearing a facemask

Everyday Health, in collaboration with PRIME Education, presented a five-part video series on some of the steps people with sickle cell disease (SCD) can take to stay well, including strategies for taking care of mental health and resources to help patients stay healthy:

Publications: Asian American Mental Health

Detail from the cover for the Mental Health Photonovel 1: Understanding is the First Step

The Asian American Health Initiative has created several resources on mental health for the Asian American community, including photonovels, toolkits, reports and a video series on COVID-19 and mental health.

Resources are available in English and diverse Asian languages, such as Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Hindi.

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Clinical Trials

FluSAFE: Flu SMS Alerts to Freeze Exposure

This behavioral study, sponsored by Columbia University and the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), will enroll approximately 400 households with ≥1 child in order to test a text-message based surveillance intervention meant to decrease household influenza transmission. Study is to be conducted throughout several neighborhoods in New York City. 

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Response to Influenza Vaccine During Pregnancy (FLU-PG)

This phase 4 clinical trial, sponsored by Stanford University and the NIH NIAID, seeks pregnant women age 18-49 years old in order to gain a better understanding of the immune response to vaccination in pregnancy and after pregnancy. Study is to be conducted at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, CA. 

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Workforce Development

Training: National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health

The Center for Health Leadership and Practice's National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (NLAPH) program is seeking applications for its 2021 cohort. NLAPH brings together leaders from diverse sectors including health, housing, education, transportation and law enforcement to build their own capacity in order to transform their communities, improve health and advance equity.
Deadline is November 13, 5:00 pm ET.

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Training: Health Equity and Prevention Primer

The Prevention Institute's Health Equity and Prevention Primer is a web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in achieving health, safety and health equity through policy advocacy, community change and multi-sector engagement. The Primer includes seven brief, interactive presentations, along with related health equity publications, tools and other resources.

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Knowledge Center

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Recommended Reading

Fighting Flu Fatigue is an issue brief published by the Trust for America's Health with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report focuses on actions taken during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic and highlights the importance of increasing vaccination rates for the seasonal flu. Strategies for community outreach are presented along with data showing disparities in vaccination rates by race/ethnicity, age and geography.

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