FYI: Weekly Health Resources for June 2, 2021

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June is Men's Health Month

Men's Health Month. HHS OMH. Image shows a Black father with his son

Throughout June, Men's Health Month aims to encourage boys and men to take charge of their overall health by making healthy living decisions. This year, as the country has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that men get regular checkups and be aware of the risks for their age, ethnicity, and lifestyle. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 14.9% of men aged 18 and over are in fair or poor health. During Men's Health Month, we urge men to take steps to enrich their health and wellness through regular screenings and care.

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

40 Years of Resiliency. National HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, June 5.

June 5 marks 40 years since the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report described the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS. As the day approaches, learn more about the progress we've made in ending the HIV epidemic and how you can support this historic day. June 5 is also HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day—a day to celebrate the strength and resilience of people who have been living with HIV and AIDS for decades. Help us honor and support long-term survivors!

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Health Equity Scholars for Action

Culture of Health research grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI)
is June 16, by 3:00 pm ET

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Precision Medicine for Reproductive Health/ Infertility

Small Business Innovation Research grant from
the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Deadline for LOI is June 29

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National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS)

Cooperative agreement for state, city, county, or territorial governments from the CDC.
Deadline is August 2

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Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements

American Rescue Plan grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Deadline is June 24, 5:00 pm ET

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Androgen Deprivation Therapy
in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Research grant from Pfizer Global Medical Grants and Myovant Sciences.
Deadline is June 30.

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Engaging Men in HIV Testing, Prevention, and Care

Research grant from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and others.
Deadline is September 7, by 5:00 pm ET

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Webinars and Other Events

AgWorker Health 102: Supporting Agricultural Worker Health

Rural and migrant health webinar hosted by the Farmworker Health Network.
June 3, 2:00 pm ET


Let's Talk Lunch & Learn:
Men's Health, Alzheimer's

Men's Health Month webinar hosted by the
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Region 7.
June 10, 1:30 pm ET


Register for the 100 Black Men 35th Annual Conference

Conference hosted by the 100 Black Men
of America, Inc.
June 17-19, Virtual.


Live with Leadership: June 5th & HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors

Webinar hosted by the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy
June 5, 2:00 pm ET


COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance:
Sexual and Gender Minority Men and Transgender Women

Webinar hosted by the HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC).
June 11, 1:00 pm ET.


Register for the Fatherhood is Leadership Conference

Conference hosted by the Native American Fatherhood & Families Association
November 2-4 in Mesa, Arizona.



Resources: COVID-19

New! COVID-19 Vaccine and Racial and Ethnic Minority Population Resources. HHS OMH.

OMH has developed a new COVID-19 resource that provides information to help address concerns people might have about the COVID-19 vaccines, such as safety, cost, and side effects. It is important that we use every tool to stay healthy and to stop the pandemic. You can access these resources in English and Spanish.

The Urban Indian Health Institute, in partnership with IllumiNative, have developed For the Love of Native People, a campaign that brings together Native health experts and creatives to provide engaging, up-to-date information about COVID-19 vaccines and other COVID-19-related topics. 

Reports: Boy's and Men's Mental Health

Illustration shows a young man sitting in thought

According to NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), boys and men with mental illnesses are less likely to have received mental health treatment in the past year. Males are also more likely to die by suicide. Recognizing the signs that you or someone you love may have a mental disorder is the first step toward getting treatment. 

Report: Revealing the Asian American Pacific Islander Boys and Men of Color Field

Detail from the cover for the Revealing the Asian American Pacific Islander Boys and Men of Color Field report

The report, Revealing the Asian American Pacific Islander Boys and Men of Color Field: Living in the Intersections & Invisibility of Race and Gender, published by the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center in collaboration with the Executives' Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, analyses the "field"—i.e. the people, organizations, issues of focus, and tactics—that are being deployed within Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities to better understand the challenges faced by AAPI boys and men that too often go unaddressed, contributing to social and economic disparities that can negatively impact entire families and communities.

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Health Provider Toolkit for Adolescent and Young Adult Males

Illustration shows a young Black man at a scale, worried about his weight

The Partnership for Male Youth Health Provider Toolkit for Adolescent and Young Adult Males is a resource for adolescent and young adult (AYA) male health. It is an online, open access database on nine health domains as they pertain to AYA males: nutrition and exercise, sexual and reproductive health, trauma, substance abuse disorders, mental health, developmental disabilities, sexual biologic basics, pubertal concerns, and immunizations. It includes a checklist for health care providers and suggested patient interview questions. 

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Clinical Trials

Black Men's Care: Intervention to Re-Engage HIV+ Black Men in Care

This study, sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the NIH NIMH, seeks HIV-positive Black male patients, 18 years or older and self-identified as men who have sex with men, who have left HIV care. The study will be carried out at UCSF in San Francisco, California.

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Genetic Testing for Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

This study, sponsored by the University of Washington and the NIH National Cancer Institute, seeks male patients, age 18 years or older, with metastatic prostate cancer. The study will be carried out at the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium in Seattle, Washington.

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Workforce Development

LGBT Health Training and Certificate Program™

The National Coalition for LGBT Health LGBT Health Training and Certificate Program™ offers professional development for clinical and allied healthcare providers and support staff to cultivate new skills and gain critical knowledge to enhance the delivery of quality, culturally competent care to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. This web-based educational program covers a variety of LGBT health issues and needs, including sexual orientation and gender identity, cultural competency, health disparities across racial and ethnic communities, and LGBT friendly health systems.

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Knowledge Center

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Recommended Reading

Putting Men's Health Care Disparities on the Map: Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the State Level is a research report issued by the Kaiser Family Foundation. It tracks twenty-two diseases and health status indicators across each state, illustrating health equity challenges for men of color.

To read this publication search the online library catalog here.