FYI: Weekly Health Resources for April 28, 2021

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Join the Next Meeting of the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Virtual Meeting, April 30, 2-6 pm ET

The COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force's mission is to provide specific recommendations to the President of the United States for mitigating inequities caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and for preventing such inequities in the future. The Task Force's next meeting is open to the public. While no registration is needed to watch via HHS Live Streaming, pre-registration is required for members of the public who wish to provide public comments at the meeting.
April 30, 2:00 pm ET.

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New OMH Funding Opportunity Announcement: National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program  

New FY2021 Funding Opportunity Announcement: National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program. HHS OMH.

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) has released a new funding opportunity announcement, the National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program. OMH will fund projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions for increasing minority participation in lupus-related clinical trials to help reduce lupus-related health disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minority populations.

Join the technical assistance webinar on May 5 at 3:00 pm ET.
Deadline for applications is June 29

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Let's Stay #VaccineReady After National Minority Health Month!

National Minority Health Month. HHS OMH.

As National Minority Health Month (NMHM) comes to a close, OMH urges you to keep the conversation going. Use the hashtag #VaccineReady, share "I am #VaccineReady because..." stories with your community, access the social media tools in the NMHM observance page, and join the COVID-19 Community Corps

Let's continue protecting ourselves and others by practicing safe behaviors to slow the spread of COVID-19!

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Cross-Racial Healing and Solidarity Grant

Funding for New England-based organizations
from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
Deadline is May 6

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Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund (CIREF)

Criminal justice system grant for Indiana-based organizations from the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
Deadline is May 14.

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Primary Care Dental Faculty Development Program

Grant from the Health Resources and
Services Administration (HRSA)
Deadline is May 21

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Prevention of Hypertension:
Health Equity Research Network

Research grant from the American Heart Association.
Deadline is May 13, by 4:00 pm ET

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Community Mental Health Centers Grant Program

Grant for Community Mental Health Centers
from the Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration.
Deadline is May 21

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Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving

Cooperative agreement from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Deadline is June 1

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Webinars and Other Events

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Unemployed Individuals

Two-part webinar hosted by the American Psychological Association
TODAY, April 28 and 30, 1:00 pm ET.

Part 1 Part 2

Promotoras and Community Health Workers in Puerto Rico

Spanish-language, Juntos Sí Podemos webinar hosted in collaboration with the  Health Initiatives of America.
April 29, 2:00 pm ET


Advancing Health Equity through Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination

Congressional briefing hosted by the Hepatitis B Foundation and others. 
April 29, 3:00 pm ET.


COVID-19 Impact on Latino and Black Communities

COVID-19 Virtual Briefing webinar hosted by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA).
TODAY, April 28, 7:00 pm ET.


COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence
in BIPOC Communities

NMHM webinar hosted by the HHS Office of Regional Health Operations, Region 10.
April 29, 3:00 pm ET.


CommUNITY Exchange Conversation

National COVID-19 Resiliency Network webinar hosted by the Morehouse School of Medicine.
May 6, 12:00 pm ET.



Resources: COVID-19

"This is a chance where we can level the playing field and make sure that we have equitable access to something that is really lifesaving."

THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us is a new campaign co-developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Black Coalition Against COVID, and Dr. Rhea Boyd to provide Black communities with credible information about the COVID-19 vaccines. The campaign features a collection of YouTube videos and a toolkit with graphics, sample social media posts, PSAs, and flyers.  

Everyone 16 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Find tips on how to increase vaccination outreach in your community with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Guide for Community Partners, Best Practices for Community and Faith-Based Organizations, and Toolkit for Correctional Facilities.  

With the Emerging Stronger After COVID-19 series, the National Academy of Medicine has undertaken a sector-by-sector review of the American health system, the weaknesses that existed prior to COVID-19, how the sector has responded to the pandemic, and opportunities for strengthening and transforming how the health system operates after COVID-19. 

Call for Comments: Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services

OASH Office of Population Affairs logo

The HHS Office of Population Affairs, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), is proposing to revise the rules issued on March 4, 2019, establishing standards for compliance by family planning services projects authorized by Title X of the Public Health Service Act. The Department proposes to revise the 2019 rules by readopting the 2000 regulations to ensure access to equitable, affordable, client-centered, quality family planning services for all. 
Deadline for comments is May 17.

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Resource: Rare Disease Diversity Coalition Toolkit

Black American Population: 13%. Clinical Trial Representation: 4-5%. National Minority Health Month 2021. RDDC.

The Black Women's Health Imperative launched the Rare Disease Diversity Coalition (RDDC) to address the extraordinary challenges faced by rare disease patients of color. Use the RDDC Minority Health Month Toolkit to share educational and engagement tools across your networks. The toolkit includes press releases, a fact sheet, logos, social media content, and other resources. This National Minority Health Month, take some time to celebrate yourself and empower your community. Listen to what your body is asking for and treat yourself!

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Clinical Trials

Providing Better Information on Medication Safety in Pregnancy

This longitudinal study, sponsored by MotherToBaby, seeks volunteers to advance the understanding of pregnancy and a baby's development and how they may be impacted by a woman's health condition, medications she takes, or vaccines she receives. The study will be carried out online.

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PEERS: Using Peer Mentors to Deliver Depression Care

This study, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and the NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), seeks volunteers age 50 years or older to test a community-based model of depression (PEERS) that provides self-care support for minority and low-income older adults. The study will be carried out at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Workforce Development

Leadership Fellowship Program at NHMA

The NHMA Leadership Fellowship Program is intended for mid-career physicians interested in public health leadership and committed to serving the Hispanic/Latino community. Fellows also will have a chance to take part in NHMA's Vaccinate 4 All campaign
Deadline is April 30.

Contact NHMA

2021 Summer Internship at the Urban Indian Health Institute

The Urban Indian Health Institute, a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB), will be offering four 12-week, full-time, paid summer internship opportunities to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students looking to explore public health careers. Interns will be placed at the SIHB in Seattle, Washington.  
Deadline is May 14.

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Training: Caring for Woman Veterans in the Community

This course, developed by the Veterans Health Administration Employee Education System, addresses female veterans' health issues such as military sexual trauma, musculoskeletal pain, and post-deployment readjustment. The course is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers. It offers continuing education (CE) credits.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center: See our new acquisitions

Recommended Reading

The Health Equity Report 2019-2020: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalitiesissued by the HRSA Office of Health Equity, provides a description of its efforts in reducing health disparities as defined in the HRSA Strategic Plan. The special feature presents data, graphics, and documentation on the health impacts of inequitable housing.

To read this publication search the online library catalog here.