FYI: Weekly Health Resources for May 19, 2021

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OMH Releases New Type 2 Diabetes Funding Opportunity

New OMH FY2021 FOA: Family-Centered Approaches to Improving Type 2 Diabetes Control and Prevention

Through the Family-Centered Approaches to Improving Type 2 Diabetes Control and Prevention grant, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will fund projects that test interventions to identify family-centered factors that promote self-management and prevention of Type 2 diabetes among racial and ethnic minority and disadvantaged families who have a family member(s) aged 12 and older with Type 2 diabetes. 
Deadline is July 13.
Technical assistance webinar, May 20, 3:00 pm ET.

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#ICYMI: Addressing Racism and Intolerance Against Asian Americans Virtual Panel

#ICYMI: Watch the Replay on the OMH YouTube Channel: Past and Present: Addressing Racism and Intolerance Against Asian Americans

OMH, the National Park Service, and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hosted the Past and Present: Addressing Racism and Intolerance Against Asian Americans virtual panel on May 8. The panel highlighted 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 in the U.S. 

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NHMA Virtual Briefing Series: Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for
COVID-19 Latino Patients

NHMA COVID-19 Virtual Briefing Series, Sess. 8, May 26, 7 pm ET

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) virtual briefing series on COVID-19 addresses lessons learned by healthcare providers from the pandemic on chronic care patients, mental health, the future of healthcare delivery, elderly issues, and terminal illness planning. Session 8 of the series, Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for COVID-19 Latino Patients, will feature a presentation on health equity and COVID-19 among Hispanics/Latinos by CAPT David Wong, MD, Chief Medical Officer at OMH.
May 26, 7:00 pm ET.


Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities: Root Causes, Mental Health Impacts, Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Public Health Leadership, May 27, 1 pm ET via NIH VideoCast

As we continue to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chapter of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities are pleased to announce a virtual public health leadership discussion with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy and National Academy of Medicine President Dr. Victor J. Dzau. Join us for this inaugural event in the Dr. Vivek H. Murthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Public Health Leadership, a collection of fireside chats and lectures in honor of Dr. Murthy, the 19th and 21st Surgeon General of the United States. 
May 27, 1:00 pm ET
Submit questions for the panelists by May 20

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Panel Discussion with HHS Leadership: Vaccinating America

Screen-capture shows Surgeon General Murthy, Secretary Becerra, Dr. Fauci, and MSNBC moderators

On May 12, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, took part in the televised panel, Vaccinating America. They answered questions from a live audience about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, if people who have had COVID-19 should get the vaccine, if parents should get their children vaccinated, and new guidance on wearing face masks. 

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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Guam

Funding from the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services.
Deadline is May 25

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Environmental Justice Small Grant Program

Environmental health grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Deadline is June 1

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Exercise and Nutrition to Improve Cancer Treatment

Cooperative agreement from the NIH
National Cancer Institute
Application webinar, May 26, 12:00 pm ET.
Deadline is July 14.  

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DEBUT: Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams

HIV/AIDS and cancer challenge from the NIH
and VentureWell.
Deadline is June 1

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Family Self-Sufficiency Demonstration Grant

Cooperative agreement from the
Administration for Children and Families.
Deadline for Letter of Intent is June 2

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The Communities Transforming Policing Fund

Social and criminal justice grant from
Borealis Philanthropy.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

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Webinars and Other Events

Tribal Medicaid Managed Care 

Virtual roundtable hosted by the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
TODAY, May 19, 12:30 pm ET


Latinos and the Nation's
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

La Conversación campaign webinar hosted by
the Kaiser Family Foundation and UnidosUS.
May 20, 11:00 am ET.


Invisible & Essential: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 and Bias

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month summit hosted by the National CAPACD.
May 24, 1:00 pm ET.


Global Events Awareness and Mental Health

AAPI health webinar hosted by Catholic Charities Milwaukee and the Institute of World Affairs.
TODAY, May 19, 5:30 pm ET.


Role of Technology in Health: Emergencies & Disasters

Campus health webinar hosted by the Howard University Telehealth Training Center.
May 20, 12:00 pm ET.


Increasing Diversity in Lupus Clinical Trials

Lupus Awareness Month webinar hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity
May 26, 6:00 pm ET.



Resources: COVID-19

Illustration shows a mother and her adolescent child

On May 10, the FDA authorized emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents ages 12-15 years old. You can learn more about the vaccine for children and teens at the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) website. Parents who want to protect their child(ren) can find a COVID-19 vaccine at or by texting their zip code to 438829. The CDC has also published guidance and patient resources for pediatric healthcare professionals

Public Health Reports, the official journal of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service has published two new articles that address COVID-19 health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities in access to testing, virus positivity, and exposure as essential workers: Robust Testing in Outpatient Settings to Explore COVID-19 Epidemiology: Disparities in Race/Ethnicity and Age, Salt Lake County, Utah, 2020 and Disparities in Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Immunoglobulin Antibodies in a Large Midwestern Health Care System

To help move Hispanics/Latinos from vaccine hesitancy to vaccine confidence, the Salud America! national program at UT Health San Antonio has created the Change of Heart Bilingual Storytelling Campaign to uplift the stories of real Hispanics/Latinos who overcame misinformation, got the vaccine, reconnected with family, and are helping end the pandemic. Visit the campaign website to find and share Hispanic/Latino #VaccineChangeofHeart stories in English and Spanish. You also can share your own story with Salud America! 

Call for Papers for the 2021 Edition of Migration and Health


The Ministry of the Interior of México, through the Consejo Nacional de Población (National Population Council), invites specialists in migration and border health issues to participate in the digital publication Migration and Health 2021. Authors may submit papers in English or Spanish on topics including COVID-19, reproductive health, mental health, chronic disease, health care access, and family health.
Deadline is June 15.

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AAPI Health Disparities Report: In Our Own Words

Cover detail for the In Our Own Words report on AAPI health

The California Reducing Disparities Project, created by the California Department of Mental Health in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity, is a California-wide initiative to identify solutions to disparities in mental health services access for racial and ethnic minority and LGBTQ communities. Five population reports were developed by community stakeholders that captured access to and availability of mental health services and recommendations to address disparities in mental wellness for each population, including a report on the AAPI community in California: In Our Own Words

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Clinical Trials

Colorectal Cancer Screening Assessment Study: American Samoa

This study, sponsored by the University of Hawai'i and the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition's INdigenous Samoan Partnership to Initiate Research Excellence, seeks residents of America Samoa, age 50 years or older, who have not been diagnosed or treated for colon cancer. The study will be carried out at the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition in Pago Pago and the American Samoa Power Authority Abe Malae Operations Center in Tafuna, American Samoa.

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Supporting the Sacred: Community Resources for Native Survivors of Violence

This study, sponsored by the Urban Indian Health Institute, seeks input from urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) programs that provide direct services to support AI/AN survivors of sexual violence in order to assess the availability of culturally appropriate services and resources outside of law enforcement for Native survivors of gender-based violence, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. The study will be carried out online. 

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Workforce Development

Tribal Oral Health Initiative: Dental Therapy Education Scholarship

NIHB is offering a scholarship to support dental therapy students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Three scholarships are available to enrolled or accepted dental therapy students. Individuals are encouraged to work with a sponsoring Tribe, Tribal organization, or health organization to submit an application.
Deadline is June 11.

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ONC Pathways: Student Internship Program

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Student Internship Program provides students, from high school to graduate level, with experience in public service, health information technology, and the electronic exchange of health information. Internships are based in Washington, DC and include trainee positions as administrative assistants, public health analysts, and information technology (IT). 
Deadline is June 28.  

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center: See our new acquisitions

Recommended Reading

In recognition of the Lupus Awareness Month Put on Purple Day (May 21), the Knowledge Center is featuring The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families. This compressive volume includes forty-four chapters on a wide variety of practical topics including definitions, causes, treatments, and living with lupus. 

To read this publication search the online library catalog here.