FYI: Weekly Health Resources for May 26, 2021

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OMH Funding Opportunities for Lupus, Type 2 Diabetes, and Social Determinants of Health

New FY2021 Funding Opportunity: Accessing Social Determinants of Health Data through Local Data Intermediaries Initiative

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. OMH has released the following three notices of funding opportunity for which applications are now being accepted:

Making It Plain: Parents, Families and COVID Vaccine Decisions 

Making It Plain: Families and Minority Health Professionals Working Together to Make COVID-19 Vaccination Decisions

Join the Black Coalition Against COVID-19 and for an informational Facebook Live town hall featuring U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and several renowned pediatricians. The town hall will include racial and ethnic minority parents with children ages 12-16 years old. The participants will discuss COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines, and moving forward toward normalcy. 
TODAY, May 26, 7:00 pm ET.

Join via Facebook Live

A Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccines with NIH Leadership

A Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccines, May 27, 11:30 am ET, LIVE on NIH's Facebook Page

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting a Facebook Livestream featuring NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, and Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Fellow and Scientific Team Lead of the Coronavirus Vaccines and Immunopathogenesis Team. Dr. Collins and Dr. Corbett will discuss the role Dr. Corbett's research played in the development of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
May 27, 11:30 am ET.

Join via Facebook Live 

Join the 4th Meeting of the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force meeting, May 28, 2-6 pm ET

The OMH COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force will hold a virtual meeting to consider interim recommendations specific to Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) discrimination and xenophobia. The Task Force is part of the government-wide effort to identify and eliminate health and social disparities that result in disproportionately higher rates of exposure, illness, hospitalization, and death related to COVID-19. This meeting is open to the public and will be live-streamed.
May 28, 2:00-6:00 pm ET.

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PIMSA 2021: Research Programs
on Migration and Health

Migrant health research grant from the Berkeley
Health Initiative of the Americas
Deadline for Letters of Intent (LOI) is June 1.

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No Wrong Door Community Infrastructure Grants

Healthcare access cooperative agreement from
the Administration for Community Living.
Deadline is June 1

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Career Development: Scientists Conducting Nutrition, Obesity, and Diabetes Research

Research cooperative agreement from NIH.
Deadline for LOI is June 14.

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Improving Postpartum Maternal Outcomes and Disparities

Research grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Deadline for LOI is June 1, by 5:00 pm ET.

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Grant for Social Change and Justice Initiatives

Social determinants of health grant from Resist.
Deadlines are June 4, September 3, and December 3, by 6:00 pm ET

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The Ko'olau Pilina Fund:
Oahu, Hawai'i

COVID-19 grant for the Ko'olau region from the Harold Castle Foundation.
Rolling deadline until December 1, 2022.

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Webinars and Other Events

Community Policy Briefing

AAPI Heritage Month webinar hosted by the
White House Initiative on Asian Americans
and Pacific Islanders
May 27, 10:00 am ET.


Communicating Science to Increase Vaccine Confidence

COVID-19 Vaccines and Women series webinar hosted by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.
May 28, 10:00 am ET.

Join on the Day of the Event

Intersection of Chronic Inflammation, Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and Cancer Risk

Obesity and Cancer series webinar hosted by
the NIH National Cancer Institute.
June 3, 12:00 pm ET.


Alaska Tribal Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Webinar hosted by the Northwest Center
for Public Health Practice
May 27, 3:00 pm ET.


40 Years of Progress: It's Time
to End the HIV Epidemic

Ending the HIV Epidemic webinar hosted by the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Regions 4, 6 and 9
June 1, 12:00 pm ET.


Using Federal Law to Protect American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Women

Domestic violence and sexual assault webinar hosted by the Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project.
June 9, 2:00 pm ET.



Resources: COVID-19

THE CONVERSATION/LA CONVERSACION. Latinx doctors, nurses and promotoras answer questions on COVID-19 vaccines.

The Kaiser Family Foundation and UnidosUS THE CONVERSATION/ LA CONVERSACIÓN campaign addresses information needs about the COVID-19 vaccines in the Hispanic/Latino community with videos featuring doctors, nurses, and promotoras (community health workers) in English and Spanish. THE CONVERSATION/ LA CONVERSACIÓN is live here and on YouTube with over 70 videos and an accompanying toolkit to share THE CONVERSATION in your community.

As more COVID-19 vaccines become available, more healthcare personnel are needed to administer them. To address this need, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has expanded the pool of qualified people who can become vaccinators to include, among others, current and retired traditional and non-traditional healthcare professionals and students in healthcare programs. Register today to join the expanded COVID-19 vaccine workforce

Throughout the pandemic, environmental health staff at local health departments have had to adapt existing programs and respond to new challenges. To support local health officials, the National Association of County and City Health Officials has gathered and developed resources to address the needs of environmental public health staff during the COVID-19 pandemic through a new, open-access COVID-19 Resource Library for Environmental Health Professionals

Toolkit: Steps to Better Health for People with Sickle Cell Disease

Illustration shows a young black person calling their doctor

In partnership with the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created health guidance materials for people with sickle cell disease based on the ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sickle Cell Disease.

These materials include fact sheets on topics such as controlling high blood pressure, blood clots, lung health, kidney health, and the safe use of medicines. It also includes sample messages and images for use on social media channels.

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Report: Supporting the Sacred: Womxn of Resilience

Cover detail for the Supporting the Sacred: Womxn of Resilience report

In September 2020, the Urban Indian Health Institute released Supporting the Sacred: Womxn of Resilience, a grant opportunity for Native femme-identifying survivors of sexual assault who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This report gathers the stories of survivors. It is intended for other survivors, Native organizations, and the larger Native community as a way to help individuals, organizations, and communities to better assist Native survivors of sexual violence.

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Clinical Trials

Sickle Cell Disease and the Genomic and Gene Therapy Needs
of Stakeholders

This study, sponsored by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), seeks parents or legal guardians of adolescents age 13 years or older diagnosed with sickle cell disease. The study will be carried out at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Red Blood Cell Survival in Sickle Cell Disease

This study, sponsored by Emory University and the NIH NHLBI, seeks sickle cell disease patients age 6 years or older who are receiving chronic transfusion therapy. The study will be carried out at the Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Workforce Development

NCAI Native Graduate Health Fellowship

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Native Graduate Fellowship aims to address the disparities in Native health by building a pipeline of Native health professionals who are prepared to lead in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that meet the unique needs of AI/ANs. Applicants should be members of an AI/AN Tribal nation and must be new or continuing full-time students in the fall term pursuing graduate or professional degrees in any health-related area.
Deadline is June 11, by 12:00 pm ET

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Human Trafficking Training: SOAR to Health and Wellness

These free two-hour live SOAR to Health and Wellness trainings, offered by the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center, the Administration for Children & Families, and the HHS Office on Women's Health, will teach providers how to identify and respond to human trafficking. The trainings offer continuing education/ continuing medical education (CE/CME) credits to physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, nurses, dentists, social workers, public health professionals, and health education specialists.

Substance Use Fellowship: REACH 2022-2023 Cohort

The goal of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry REACH (Recognizing and Eliminating disparities in Addiction through Culturally informed Healthcare) training program is to increase the overall number of racial and ethnic underrepresented minority (URM) addiction specialists in the addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine workforce. It also seeks to increase the number of addiction specialists adequately trained to work with racial and ethnic URM patients with substance use disorders.
Information session, June 11, 12:00 pm ET.
Deadline is June 30.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center: See our new acquisitions

Recommended Reading

The book Asian American Communities and Health: Context, Research, Policy and Action is an expansive publication on a broad range of health issues, including language access, discrimination, cultural challenges, gender identity, genetics, cultural competency, as well as health policy and research.  

To read this publication search the online library catalog here.