FYI: Weekly Health Resources for June 9, 2021

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Men's Health Month: 6 Plays for Men's Health

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Throughout June, Men’s Health Month aims to encourage boys and men to take charge of their overall health by implementing healthy living decisions. Use the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) Six Plays for Men's Health social media resources to remind men and boys that they can improve their health by seeking medical advice and taking other important steps, such as making healthy food choices, staying active, quitting smoking, getting regular checkups, taking care of their mental health and being #VaccineReady.

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

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OMH administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. OMH is currently accepting applications for the following three notices of funding opportunities:


Education and Workforce Development

Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) grant
from the Cigna Foundation.
Deadline is June 18, by 5:00 pm ET.  

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Perinatal Safe Zone: Supporting Healthier Pregnancies

Grant for Central Texas non-profits from the
St. David's Foundation.
Deadline is June 21, by 6:00 pm ET

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Community Behavioral Health Clinics: Technical Assistance

Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Deadline is June 21

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Next Generation Grants

Immunology research grant from the Michelson Medical Research Foundation and the
Human Vaccines Project
Deadline is June 18, by 5:00 pm ET

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Expanding the National Approach to Chronic Disease Education and Awareness

Grant from the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention

Deadline is June 21

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Advancing Hospital-Based
Victim Services

SDoH cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Deadline is June 28.

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Webinars and Other Events

Vaccine Equity in Action: Tribal Populations Highlight

Webinar hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Region 10.
June 9, 3:00 pm ET.


Cancer Disparities in the Hispanic/Latino Community

Event hosted by the National Hispanic Medical Association and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)
June 9, 6:30 pm ET.

Contact MSKCC to Register

National Vaccine Advisory Committee Public Meeting

Virtual meeting hosted by HHS.
Deadline for comments is TODAY, June 9.
June 16-17, 1:00 pm ET


40th Anniversary of HIV: Live with Leadership

40th Anniversary of HIV webinars hosted by HHS.
June 17, 1:00 pm ET.
June 22, 4:00 pm ET. 


Conversations on Cancer: Engaging the Generations

Black Family Cancer Awareness webinar hosted
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
June 17, 2:00 pm ET.


Multicultural Oral Health Summit

Conference hosted by the Society of American Indian Dentists, the Hispanic Dental Association and the National Dental Association.
June 17-19, Virtual



Resources: COVID-19

Juntos Si Podemos: ¿De quien es el turno ahora? / Together, Yes We Can: Whose turn is it now?

The HHS COVID-19 public education campaign's Spanish-language website, Juntos Sí Podemos, is here. It has all the resources you need in Spanish to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in your community.

Companies across the United States are offering rewards to their vaccinated customers and employees. Visit We Can Do This to find a list of COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives including free childcare, free rides to vaccination sites, paid time off to get vaccinated, and more! 

While a significant portion of older generations have received the shot, younger Americans lag behind. That's why The White House and the U.S. Department of Education are inviting colleges and universities across the country to join the effort to end the pandemic by signing up for the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge.

To build vaccine confidence among American Indian and Alaska Native communities, the Self-Governance Communication and Education Tribal Consortium has developed COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Tools. Developed for use by Tribal Nations and organizations, the communication tool's materials are available for public use and include videos, one-pagers, and social media images. 

Initiative: The AAMC CHARGE 10 Principles of Trustworthiness

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Collaborative for Health Equity: Act, Research, Generate Evidence (CHARGE) has gathered perspectives from diverse community members on trust, COVID-19, and clinical trial participation. The resulting 10 Principles of Trustworthiness bring together local perspectives and community engagement practices to guide healthcare, public health, and other organizations as they work to build trust and develop ways to shift our society toward health equity and justice.

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Report: Conversations About Masculinity: How Mentors Can Support Young Men of Color

Cover detail for "Conversations About Masculinity: How Mentors Can Support Young Men of Color"

Published as a collaboration between Mentor and the My Brother's Keeper Alliance, this guide explores how upbringing and environmental factors such as culture, society, and systems determine how young men of color view gender and gender identity. This guide provides practical tips to support the development of relationships that encourage young men of color to explore expressions of masculinity to serve healthy decision making and self-development.

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Clinical Trials

Effects of Aging and Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy on Vascular Endothelial Function and Metabolic Profiles in Transgender Men

This study, sponsored by the University of Colorado, Denver and the National Institutes of Health, seeks transgender men from the Denver metropolitan area, ages 18-40 or 50-75 years old, who have taken testosterone for at least one year. The study will be carried out at the University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado.

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The Pride Body Project (PBP Study)

This study, sponsored by San Diego State University and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, seeks gay or bisexual men, ages 18-35 years old, for a study on body image and the prevention of eating disorders. The study will be carried out at San Diego State University in San Diego, California. 

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Workforce Development

Political Determinants of Health Learning Laboratory Program

This initiative, developed by the Morehouse School of Medicine Satcher Health Leadership Institute, seeks to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities by mobilizing elected/appointed officials and community-based organizations to advance health equity interventions, programs, and policies in their respective jurisdictions. A selective cohort of policy officials and community leaders will be challenged to create actionable steps toward alleviating disproportionate health outcomes.
Deadline is June 15.

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Apply to Become a HRSA National Health Service Corps Site

Health care facilities can still apply to be approved as a HRSA National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site. The 2021 NHSC new site application cycle is open for sites that have never been approved for NHSC, including sites that have previously applied and had their application denied or cancelled, or are currently an inactive NHSC site due to expiration or past compliance issues.
Deadline extended to July 1.

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Pride Foundation Scholarship Opportunities for LGBTQ+ Students

Pride Foundation provides financial resources and community support to LGBTQ+ and allied student leaders in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington—particularly students who face barriers due to race, economic circumstances, identity, ability, location, or lack of family support.
Application period opens on October 11.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center: See our new acquisitions

Recommended Reading

A Half-Century of Progress in Health: The National Academy of Medicine at 50: Understanding and Mitigating Health Inequities — Past, Current, and Future Directions is a recent open access article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It presents a timeline of seminal events and publications that emerged from 1985 to present and demonstrates how awareness and research have increased during this timeframe. 

To read this publication search the online library catalog here.