FYI: Weekly Health Resources for July 21, 2021

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CDC and OMH Partner to Launch New Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index 

New! CDC and OMH Launches the Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) developed the Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) to enhance existing resources to support the identification of racial and ethnic minority communities at the greatest risk for disproportionate impact and adverse outcomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minority Health SVI is an extension of the CDC Social Vulnerability Index, which is a platform that helps emergency response planners and public health officials identify, map, and plan support for communities that will most likely need support before, during, and after a public health emergency. 

Learn More Access the Minority Health SVI

Join OMH for the Webinar, Trauma and COVID-19: Addressing Mental Health Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations

Webinar: Trauma and COVID-19: Addressing Mental Health among Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations, July 29

As part of National Minority Mental Health Month, join OMH for a webinar on the mental health impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority populations. Speakers will discuss the signs, symptoms, and impact of trauma, share strategies, programs, and resources to maintain mental wellness, and highlight current federal efforts to address racism and health inequities. 
July 29, 12:00 pm ET


Request for Information: Best Practices for Advancing Cultural Competency, Language Access, and Sensitivity Toward AAPIs

Request for Information: Best Practices for Advancing Cultural Competency, Language Access, and Sensitivity Toward AAPIs

OMH seeks input from Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and AAPI-serving organizations to inform the development of guidance for advancing cultural competency, language access, and sensitivity toward AAPIs in the context of the Federal Government's COVID-19 response. OMH also seeks comments on best practices set forth by public health organizations and experts for mitigating racially discriminatory language in describing the COVID-19 pandemic.
The deadline to submit comments is August 17.

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Equitable Care of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Research grant from Conquer Cancer and
Pfizer Global Medical Grants
Deadline is August 4

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State Planning Grants for Community-Based Mobile Crisis Intervention Services

Cooperative agreement from the Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Deadline is August 13.

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Network of the NLM All of Us Program Center

Cooperative agreement from the National
Library of Medicine (NLM).
Deadline for LOI is August 17

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HIV/AIDS Care, Services, Education, and Research

Grant from the Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation
Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is August 6

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Building Trust and Confidence Through Partnerships Grant

COVID-19 vaccination grant from the
Association of American Medical Colleges.
Deadline is August 16

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Promoting Vaccine Confidence
in Communities through Partnership with Regional
Health Offices

Cooperative agreement from the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy.
Deadline is August 17

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Webinars and Other Events

Maternal Behavioral Health Workforce: Recruiting, Funding, and Training 

Webinar hosted by the Association of State
and Territorial Health Officials
TODAY, July 21, 1:00 pm ET.


Shifting Accountability to Address Gender-based Violence

Virtual event hosted by the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women.
July 22, 3:00 pm ET.  


Improving Adolescent Vaccine Coverage: Strategies for Success

Webinar hosted by the Health Resources
and Services Administration
July 23, 1:00 pm ET.


17th Annual Integrated Behavioral Health Conference

Virtual conference hosted by the Phoenix
Area Indian Health Service
July 27-August 31.


Treating Stress and Trauma
in Women with Alcohol Use Disorder

Webinar hosted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
July 28, 12:00 pm ET.

Join on the Day of the Event

Advancing Equity in AAPI Communities

Webinar hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Oncology Center of Excellence.
July 29, 2:00 pm ET.



Resources: COVID-19

Illustration shows a stylized COVID-19 model and vaccine vial

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. CDC provides information on What to Know About Liver Disease and COVID-19, which includes guidance for people living with hepatitis A, B, or C. 

Listen to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office Director, David R. Wilson, and National Institute of Mental Health Director, Dr. Joshua Gordon, discuss current issues related to mental health in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, including the impacts of COVID-19, the importance of suicide prevention, and NIH research and resources. 

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released its Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations by Race/Ethnicity.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have released the proceedings of a recent workshop, Contact Tracing and the Challenges of Health Equity in Vulnerable Latino and Native American Communities

Resources: World Hepatitis Day

Hep Can't Wait! logo

This year, World Hepatitis Day will be observed with the campaign, Hepatitis Can't Wait. This campaign from the World Hepatitis Alliance will highlight the need to accelerate hepatitis elimination efforts, especially during COVID-19, as well as the social injustice and inequity caused by the lack of action on hepatitis elimination.

Learn more about viral hepatitis at the CDC What is Viral Hepatitis? webpage and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Viral Hepatitis health information page

Get tested and vaccinated against hepatitis. Use the National Prevention Information Network database to find local hepatitis testing services

Resources: Weight Management and Healthy Living Tips

This summer, re-energize your goals to eat healthy and stay active! NIH NIDDK

Following a challenging time, it can be tough to get back into a healthy routine. The NIDDK has created messages to support people looking to start – or reinvigorate – an active and healthy journey! Try these tips to help manage your weight and stay active: 

  • Add motion to your day.
  • Have healthy snacks on hand. 
  • Reduce screen time and time spent sitting. 
  • Use a food diary to track your meals

Clinical Trials

Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C During Pregnancy with Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir

This study, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, Gilead Sciences, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, seeks pregnant women ages 18-39 years old with chronic hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection. The study will be carried out at the University of Pittsburgh's Magee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Cardiovascular Disease in HIV and Hepatitis C: Risk Outcomes
After Hepatitis C Eradication (CHROME Study)

This study, sponsored by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, NIH, and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., seeks volunteers ages 18-70 years old, chronically infected with any HCV genotype. The study will be carried out at the Unity Parkside Health Center in Washington, DC.

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Workforce Development

Training: Online Certificate in Psychological First Aid for Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Health Initiatives for the Americas will host the 7th Certificate in Psychological First Aid for Migrants and Refugees, an 18-week virtual and in-person training that will cover topics such as the realities of migration, refuge and forced displacement, human rights, health care access, mental and behavioral health, and more. Training sessions will be offered in English and Spanish. 
August 4-December 3, 5:00 pm ET.

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2022-2024 Children and Family Fellowship

The Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellowship is a 21-month program that brings together leaders from varied professional backgrounds, geographic regions, and racial and ethnic groups to develop potential of leaders in public, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations working to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families. 
Deadline to nominate Individuals for the fellowship is August 20, by 5:00 pm ET.

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Breast Cancer: Advocate Now to Grow, Empower and Lead Program

The Tigerlily Foundation Advocate Now to Grow Empower and Lead (ANGEL) Advocacy Program seeks applications from women of color, ages 21-50 years old, who are dedicated to serving within their respective communities to bring awareness to breast cancer disparities and educating women before, during, and after breast cancer to close the gap for breast cancer disparities. Applications are sought for ANGEL Programs in Alameda County, California, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Oakland County, Michigan. 
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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Knowledge Center

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Recommended Reading

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, presents detailed tables on specific substance use, mental health status, serious mental illness, suicidal ideation, and access to treatment. The reports include individual data summaries for AI/ANs, African Americans, Asian/Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual adults.

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