FYI: Weekly Health Resources for May 5, 2021

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Join OMH for an AAPI Heritage Month Panel Discussion

Past and Present: Addressing Racism and Intolerance Against Asian Americans Virtual Panel, May 8, 2 pm ET at the OMH YouTube channel.

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH), the National Park Service, and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will host a virtual panel discussion to highlight current federal efforts addressing racism and health inequities, including the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force and the Presidential Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the U.S. OMH looks forward to facilitating a rich discussion, featuring contemporary Asian Americans who are leading grass-roots efforts to protect and empower diverse AAPI communities nationwide. 
May 8, 2:00 pm ET.

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Keeping the Circle Strong: We Can Do This Indian Country Town Hall

Keeping the Circle Strong: We Can Do This Indian Country Town Hall, May 6, 9 pm ET. Join at

Join Native Roots Radio, the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council, and the We Can Do This Campaign for the Keeping the Circle Strong: We Can Do This Indian Country, a Montana Region virtual town hall on understanding COVID-19 in Indian Country that aims to provide in-depth, personalized information about COVID-19, the vaccines and vaccination. The town hall will feature discussions among Tribal leadership, health experts, and Tribal community advocates. Future Regional Town Halls will be held in Alaska, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Southern Plains, the Great Plains, and the Midwest.
May 6, 9:00 pm ET.

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National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program

Health literacy grant from OMH
Application webinar, TODAY, May 5, 3:00 pm ET.
Deadline is June 29

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Healthy Communities Grant Program: New England

Environmental health cooperative agreement
from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Deadline is May 20

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Atherton Family Foundation
Grant: Hawai'i

Native Hawaiian health grant from the
Atherton Family Foundation.
Deadlines are July 1 and October 1.

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Clinical Quality Measures to Improve Diagnosis

Health care quality grant from the Gordon
and Betty Moore Foundation

Deadline is May 10

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Culturally Specific Special Issue Resource Centers: Violence

Family health cooperative agreement from the Administration for Children & Families.
Deadline is June 21

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Minority Serving Institutions Program Assistance: COVID-19

Grant for private, public or state-controlled institutions from the U.S. Department of Education.
Deadline is July 12

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Webinars and Other Events

Wellness: Race, Mental Health, and AAPI Identities

Webinar hosted by the Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance.
May 7, 7:00 pm ET.


COVID-19 Vaccines: Equity-Centered Approaches

Webinar hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
May 13, 1:00 pm ET.


Young, Asian & Organ Donation

AAPI Heritage Month webinar hosted by the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation.
May 19, 3:00 pm ET.


AWFH Health Webinar Series: Body Image

Mental health webinar hosted by Asian Women
for Health (AWFH)
May 8, 2:00 pm ET


Asian Immigrants' Health Care Access amidst Racism

COVID-19 convening series hosted by the
Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health.
May 14, 11:00 am ET.


Call for abstracts for the Emory-AAPINA Nursing Conference

Conference hosted by the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA)
November 29-30, Virtual.
Deadline for abstracts is July 23

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AAPI and Native Hawaiian Resources: COVID-19

Social media ad in simplified Chinese reinforcing preventive measures against COVID-19 and its variants

Use HHS We Can Do This COVID-19 public education campaign resources to remind your community that wearing masks, social distancing, and hand washing are important to slow the spread of COVID-19 and its new variants. Social media graphics and radio ads are available in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.   

Empathy during COVID-19: Addressing Anti-Asian Racism through Restorative Dialogue is a restorative justice guide published by the Immigrant History Initiative that seeks to foster empathy among students and other community members in order to stop toxic anti-Asian racism. 

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and 27 AAPI and Native Hawaiian organizations, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, launched the National AA and NHPI Health Response Partnership to offer culturally and linguistically accessible COVID-19 resources for AAPI and Native Hawaiian communities. Resources are available in over 20 languages, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Bengali, Korean, Urdu, Tagalog, Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Marshallese, and Chuukese. 

In March, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and the National Association of Community Health Workers hosted a webinar to discuss how they are supporting their communities in learning more about the COVID-19 vaccines and navigating access barriers. The webinar recording and slides are now available at the AAPCHO website: Vaccine Confidence and Access for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities.

Maternal and Infant Health Education: It Takes a Village

Image shows a Pacific Islander father, mother and daughter

The Utah Department of Health Office of Health Disparities
developed the It Takes a Village: Giving Our Babies the Best Chance project in 2012 to address infant mortality among Tongan and Samoan communities. It Takes a Village raises awareness and educates Pacific Islander families and community members about maternal and infant health in the context of Pacific Islander cultural beliefs and practices. The project, designed for 6-12 participants and a facilitator, is divided into four, two-hour workshops or fono and includes an implementation guide.

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Health Education: The Pacific Diabetes Education Program

Pacific Diabetes Education Program: Partnering with Communities to Improve Diabetes Education in Hawai'i and the Pacific

The Pacific Diabetes Education Program, a 2005-2010 initiative from Papa Ola Lokahi, provides ongoing access to culturally and linguistically appropriate diabetes education materials and resources that were created especially for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Resources include health education campaigns on type 2 diabetes, diabetes self-management, and the link between diabetes and heart disease. Materials are available in Native Hawaiian, Chuukese, Yapese, Marshallese, Kosraean, Palauan, Pohnpeian, and Samoan. 

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Report: Partnership to End Gendered Islamophobia

Cover detail for the Partnership to End Gendered Islamophobia report

The Partnership to End Gendered Islamophobia, a collaboration between HEART, the Justice for Muslims Collective, and Vigilant Love, published a report that addresses violence against Muslim women, including the ways in which policies, laws, social attitudes, and interpersonal relationships can create harmful narratives that can escalate violence against Muslim women.   

Learn More Download the Full Report (PDF)

NIMHD and NHLBI Directors Selected as Joint Finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals

2021 Sammies Finalists Just Announced. Meet the finalists:

The 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, presented by the Partnership for Public Service, will honor the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director of the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director of the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), have been selected together as joint finalists. They are being recognized in the COVID-19 Response category for their work in the CEAL Against COVID-19 Disparities and RADx-UP initiatives. 
Voting for the People's Choice award closes on July 2

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Clinical Trials

South Asians Active Together (SAATH) Study

This study, sponsored by Northwestern University, seeks South Asian immigrant women and their daughters (11-16 years old) to test the effectiveness of a physical activity intervention in English, Hindi, Gujarati, and Urdu. The study will be carried out at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

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Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Project for Vietnamese Americans

This study, sponsored by Temple University and the NIH NIMHD, seeks Vietnamese volunteers age 50 years or older who are not enrolled in any CRC intervention and who do not have the colorectal polyp, CRC cancer or a family history of CRC. The study will be carried out at the Vietnamese Community Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Bo De Temple in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Workforce Development

Training: Bystander Intervention, Conflict De-Escalation, and
Responding to Anti-AAPI Harassment

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, in partnership with Hollaback!, has developed virtual workshops on bystander intervention, conflict de-escalation, and how to respond if you are the target of anti-AAPI harassment. Each workshop is around an hour long and teaches ways you can intervene effectively as a bystander or take care of yourself when experiencing harassment without compromising safety.

  • Conflict De-Escalation Workshop, May 12 (5:00 pm ET) and May 27 (3:00 pm ET)
  • Bystander Intervention Virtual Trainings, May 20 (5:00 pm ET) and May 24 (4:00 pm ET) 
  • How to Respond to Harassment for People Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment
    Training Workshop, May 21 (12:00 pm ET)

Training: Asian American Health Disparities Research Program

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute, New York University (NYU) Center for the Study of Asian American Health, and NYU Langone's Department of Population Health's Health Disparities Research Training Program provides training, outreach, and research opportunities for students and health professionals seeking to gain knowledge and critical skills to better address health disparities among Asian American and other racial and ethnic minority populations. The program is open to students and professionals in medicine, public health, social work, and nursing. 
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Fellowship: NIH NCI Cancer Research Training Award

The NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellowship in applied health communication in its Behavioral Research Program. The program initiates, supports, and evaluates research to increase the breadth, depth, and quality of behavioral research in cancer prevention and control. The CRTA fellow will work on communication projects in the areas of cancer-related health behaviors; biopsychosocial processes of cancer-related behaviors; tobacco control; and health communication research and decision science in cancer control. 
Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled

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Recommended Reading

The open access article Asians and Asian Americans' Experiences of Racial Discrimination During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts on Health Outcomes and the Buffering Role of Social Support, published in the journal Stigma and Health, presents survey results on negative health impacts of discriminatory actions, specifically as related to anxiety, depression, physical symptoms and sleep difficulties in Asian populations.

To read this publication search the online library catalog here.