FYI: Weekly Health Resources for July 7, 2021

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OMH Announces $250 Million in Grant Awards for Health Literacy
and Equity in COVID-19 Services

Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19: $250 million in grant awards to 73 communities

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) has announced $250 million in grant awards to 73 local governments as part of a new initiative to identify and implement best practices for improving health literacy to enhance COVID-19 vaccination and other mitigation practices among underserved populations. Over the next two years, awardee projects will demonstrate the effectiveness of working with local community-based organizations to develop health literacy plans to increase the availability, acceptability, and use of COVID-19 public health information and services by racial and ethnic minority populations. 

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Approaching Deadline: Family-Centered Approaches to Improving
Type 2 Diabetes Control and Prevention

New FY2021 Funding Opportunity: Family-Centered Approaches to Improving Type 2 Diabetes Control and Prevention

The OMH Family-Centered Approaches to Improving Type 2 Diabetes Control and Prevention initiative seeks to identify specific family-centered factors that affect patient self-management of diabetes and family members' health outcomes. The target population for the intervention is racial/ethnic minority and disadvantaged families with a family member(s) aged 12 and older with Type 2 diabetes. For the purposes of this notice, "family" also includes persons who may live in the same household as an individual with Type 2 diabetes.
Deadline is July 13.

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NEW OMH Notice of Funding Opportunity: Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity

New FY2021 Funding Opportunity: Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity. HHS OMH.

OMH is soliciting applications for projects to establish a Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE), for which OMH will provide the organizational structure and operational framework. The CIIHE will support efforts including education, service and policy development, and research related to advancing sustainable solutions to address health disparities and advance health equity in the American Indian and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.
Technical Assistance webinar, July 14, 3:00 pm ET.
Deadline is August 16.

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Resources for National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Free Accredited E-Learning Program! Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals. HHS OMH. Think Cultural Health.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each
July to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness.

Share OMH resources throughout July, including the learning program Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals, a free and accredited online program to help you deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health services. 

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Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program

Grant for hospitals from the Health Resources
and Services Administration
Deadline is July 15

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Delta Healthcare Services Grant

Grant for Delta Region consortiums from the
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Deadline is July 19

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Structural Racism and Discrimination and Minority Health and Health Disparities

Research grant from the National
Institutes of Health

Deadline for Letter of Intent is July 20

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ACT on Health Equity
Community Solutions Challenge

Community health and STEM education
grant from AstraZeneca.
Deadline is July 16.

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Opioid Crisis Innovation Challenge 2021

Grant from the Foundation for Opioid
Response Efforts

Deadline for concept notes is July 19.

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Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Access, Education and Support

Grant for Lowell, Massachusetts area organizations from the Greater Lowell Health Alliance.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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Webinars and Other Events

Disparities in Telehealth
Use During COVID-19

Webinar hosted by the U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs (VA)

TODAY, July 7, 1:00 pm ET


Healthcare System Approaches to Achieve Equity in Cancer
Pain Management

Webinar hosted by NCI.
July 12, 2:00 pm ET


5th Annual Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit

Virtual summit hosted by No More Martyrs
July 13-15


Moving from Hepatitis
Discovery to Elimination

Webinar hosted by the National Cancer
Institute (NCI)
and the Coalition for
Global Hepatitis Elimination

July 8, 3:00 pm ET.


Advancing Social Determinants of Health Data Use and Interoperability

Virtual workshop hosted by
July 13, 10:00 am ET.


10th Annual Focus on Eye
Health National Summit

Virtual summit hosted by Prevent Blindness
July 14-15



Resources: COVID-19

Learn About Treatments and Resources for Anyone Exposed to COVID.

Clinical trials are still an important part of finding safe and effective COVID-19 treatments. Find information on current clinical trials and how to join one at Combat COVID.

You still have time to enroll in or change your Health Insurance Marketplace plan through August 15 with the 2021 Special Enrollment Period for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Vaccinating adolescents is a national priority. The School-Based Health Alliance offers guidance on and resources for vaccinating teenagers against COVID-19

Request for Information: Advancing Racial Justice and Equity and Support for Underserved Communities at USDA

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USDA seeks comments from the public on how it can advance racial justice and equity as part of its implementation of Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. USDA seeks input to identify barriers that racial, ethnic, and sexual/gender minorities may face in getting information from USDA.
Deadline is July 15.

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Resources: Extreme Summer Heat

Extreme Heat Warning. Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated, Stay Informed. OASH.

Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Despite this fact, more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Extreme Heat webpage provides helpful tips, information, and resources to help you stay safe in the extreme heat this summer.

Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed! 

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Publication: Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Use Treatment

Detail of page 1 of the SAMHSA Advisory

This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Advisory is based on SAMHSA's Treatment Improvement Protocol 50, Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment. It summarizes key messages, promotes use of the Zero Suicide framework, and provides additional resources for substance use disorder clinicians and program administrators who treat individuals with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. 

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Clinical Trials

Mobile Intervention for Veterans with PTSD and Anger

This study, sponsored by the VA Office of Research and Development, seeks veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and who report a score of 12 on the 5-item Dimensions of Anger Reactions Scale. The study will be carried out at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

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Impact on Anxiety and Motivation of COVID-19 and Predictors of Individual Responses

This study, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, seeks volunteers age 18 years or older. There are no exclusion criteria for this study. The study will be carried out at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Workforce Development

Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program provides funding over two years to provide underrepresented minority PhD students with science and research enrichment experiences. Eligibility is limited to students enrolled in North Carolina institutions of higher education.
Deadline is July 19, 4:00 pm ET

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Training: Approaches to Effective Therapeutic Management of Pain for People with Sickle Cell Disease

This virtual workshop, hosted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, will discuss the current state of science in sickle cell disease acute and chronic pain, as well as knowledge gaps and research challenges.
July 21-22, 11:30 am ET

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center: See our new acquisitions

Recommended Reading

The Planner's Playbook: A Community-Centered Approach to Improving Health & Equity, is a document published by the organization ChangeLab Solutions. This playbook provides local policymakers with suggested resources, case studies, and practical steps for long-range planning and strategies needed to improve health equity.

To read this publication search the online library catalog.