FYI: Weekly Health Resources for November 18, 2020

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November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month Twitter chat, November 19, 3:00 pm ET. #NativeHealthChat

Native American Heritage Month celebrates the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and history and acknowledges the important contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States. Throughout November, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will focus on raising awareness about the health disparities impacting the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) community and highlight the importance of staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join OMH, the HHS Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health for a #NativeHealthChat Twitter chat on November 19 at 3:00 pm ET

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Live with HHS Leadership: World AIDS Day Edition

Live with Leadership - World AIDS Day Edition, December 1, 2 pm ET.

On World AIDS Day (December 1), the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) will host a special Live with Leadership - World AIDS Day Edition conversation to learn from key HHS and community leaders about new and ongoing work to further the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative. Please submit questions in advance to
December 1, 2:00 pm ET.

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Healthy Air and Lung Disease Public Policy Research Award

Funding from the American Lung Association.
Deadline is December 10

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Home and Community-based Health Services Grant

Funding provided to Chicago-based organizations by the VNA Foundation.
Deadline for Letter of Intent is December 17

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Secondary Analyses in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Research funding provided by the HHS National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Deadline is February 16, 2021, 5:00 pm ET.

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Interaction between COVID-19 and Diseases of Interest to NIDDK

Research funding provided by the NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
Deadline is December 16, 5:00 pm ET.

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Local Community Grant Program

Funding provided by the Walmart Foundation
Deadline is December 31

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Research to Inform Pandemic Response and Recovery of Emergency-Affected Populations

Cooperative Agreement from the HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Deadline is February 18, 2021

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Webinars and Other Events

Introducing Telehealth to Rural and Indigenous Communities

Workshop hosted by the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
TODAY, November 18-19, 1:00 pm ET


National Rural Health Day: Rural Responds to COVID-19

Observance day presentation by the HRSA
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
November 19, 10:00 am ET

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Coronavirus Vaccine: Addressing Challenges in Distribution and Uptake

Seminar hosted by the Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.
December 4, 12:00 pm ET


COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Development, Approval, Allocation and Distribution

Webinar by the American Public Health Association and National Academy of Medicine.
TODAY, November 18, 5:00 pm ET.


New Census Bureau Data Platform:

News and updates webinar hosted by the U.S. Census Bureau
November 19, 2:00 pm ET.


Risk Factors in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Webinar hosted by the American Diabetes Association.
December 7, 5:00 pm ET



Resources: COVID-19

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The HRSA FORHP has compiled a Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions. The FAQ includes information on the Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing Program, funding and grants management, telehealth, travel and healthcare delivery and policy information.

The Georgia Health Policy Center Collection of Rural Health Strategies for COVID-19 provides reports and guidance on topics such as health equity, telehealth, schooling and other topics for rural grantees. 

Centering Native Voices: Engagement, Knowledge, and Participation for Prevention from Indigenous Communities

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Health Promotion Practice, a journal of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), curated a collection of articles focusing on health promotion in AI/AN communities: Centering Native Voices: Engagement, Knowledge, and Participation for Prevention from Indigenous Communities. The papers in this Special Collection highlight collaborative, participatory strategies developed in and with AI/AN communities on topics as diverse as youth substance use prevention, community food insecurity, HIV activism and commercial tobacco use.
Papers are available for free download November 15-30.

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Resource: 2021 Open Enrollment

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Open enrollment has begun at the Health Insurance Marketplace. Keep, update or find a new healthcare plan for 2021. The Marketplace website provides information on finding local help with your options and application, special enrollment periods or situations, how to use your coverage and more. The Marketplace website is available in English and Spanish. 
Deadline is December 15.

Clinical Trials

Medical Optimization of Management of Type 2 Diabetes Complicating Pregnancy (MOMPOD)

This phase 3 clinical trial, sponsored by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), seeks pregnant women, age 18-45 years old, with type 2 diabetes. Study is to be conducted at sites in AL, CA, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, TX and UT.

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Evaluation of an Intervention for Young Adults With Diabetes: Resilient, Empowered, Active Living-Telehealth (REAL-T)

This behavioral study, sponsored by the University of Southern California (USC) and the NIH NIDDK, seeks volunteers age 18-30 years old in order to evaluate the efficacy of REAL-T, a lifestyle-based telehealth intervention, in improving glycemic control (HbA1c) and psychosocial outcomes. Study is to be conducted at the USC Center for Health Professionals in Los Angeles, CA.

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Workforce Development

Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Predoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases

The NIH NIDDK Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Predoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases enables promising predoctoral fellows to obtain interdisciplinary training during the dissertation phase of their training from faculty sponsors in bioinformatics and scientific research relevant to the mission of NIDDK's Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEMD).
Deadline is December 8.

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Training: Pacific Islander Diabetes Prevention Program

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) Pacific Islander Diabetes Prevention Program is a national program that will build the infrastructure of local organizations to deliver Pacific Islander-tailored and CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs to Pacific Islanders, Medicare beneficiaries and the general population.

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Learning Series: Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Populations

The Special and Vulnerable Populations Diabetes Task Force National Learning Series highlights specific strategies for developing, evaluating and supporting effective diabetes healthcare delivery models designed to meet the specific needs of special and vulnerable populations. Live and archived webinars cover topics such as COVID-19, health equity, social determinants of health, telehealth, clinical guidelines, reimbursement and more. 

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Knowledge Center

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Recommended Reading

National Rural Health Day is observed on November 19. Differences in Preventive Care Among Rural Residents by Race and Ethnicity is a policy brief issued by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center. The report provides statistical comparisons of preventive health service utilization by minorities living in rural communities.

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