FYI: Weekly Health Resources for July 28, 2021

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OMH Invites You to Join the HIV Challenge!

HIV Challenge: Seeking Community Engagement Strategies to Reduce HIV Stigma/Disparities. Register by Sept. 24 at

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH), in partnership with the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), has launched a new HIV Challenge, which seeks innovative and effective approaches to increase the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication and antiretroviral therapy (ART) among racial and ethnic minority individuals. The HIV Challenge, available in English and Spanish, will have three phases. Challenge participants will compete for cash prizes for the design of a concept, development of an approach, and small-scale testing of their approach.
Registration deadline for Phase 1 is September 24.

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Application Deadline August 16: Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity 

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

The Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity, for which OMH will provide the organizational structure and operational framework, will support efforts including education, service and policy development, and research related to advancing sustainable solutions to address health disparities and advance health equity for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
Deadline to submit applications is August 16, by 6:00 p.m. ET.
Watch the recorded technical assistance webinar.  

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Access Archived Minority Health Reports

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The OMH Knowledge Center maintains a collection of historical reports, including Spanish language materials, that can be read
online, downloaded, or listened to live through the Internet Archive.

The collection of over 900 full text documents is searchable by topic headings and keywords. To review the full collection, for all topics, search the online catalog here.

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Power of She Fund: Wellness
for All Grant

Women's physical activity grant from the
Women's Sports Foundation.
Deadline is August 13, by 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Community Impact Grant Program

Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) grant
from the Medline Foundation.
Deadline is August 27

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Eviction Protection Grant Program

SDoH grant from the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Deadline is September 8

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Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health

Research grant from the National Institutes
of Health (NIH)
Deadline is August 24

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Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Program

Workforce diversity funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Deadline is August 30

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Toward a Just and Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

Social justice grant for Greater Washington, DC region organizations from the Meyer Foundation.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

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Webinars and Other Events

Telemedicine and Digital Health Post COVID-19

Webinar hosted by the
Allergy & Asthma Network.
July 29, 4:00 p.m. ET


OMH COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Meeting

Virtual meeting hosted by the
OMH COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
July 30, 2:00 p.m. ET

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Mental Health Care for Refugees and Immigrants During COVID-19

Webinar hosted by the Great Lakes Mental
Health Technology Transfer Center
August 4, 11:00 a.m. ET


Back-To-School and
COVID-19 Vaccines

Webinar hosted by the
Morehouse School of Medicine.
July 29, 7:00 p.m. ET.


Health Equity Through Nursing

Twitter chat hosted by the
National Institute of Nursing Research.
Use hashtag #Nurses4HealthEquity.
August 3, 2:00 p.m. ET

Join on the Day of the Event

Diversifying Nursing to
Advance Health Equity

The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 webinar
hosted by the National Academy of Medicine
August 11, 2:00 p.m. ET.



Resources: COVID-19

Ask Yourself: Is It Health Information or MISinformation? Read the Surgeon General's Advisory on Confronting Health Misinformation

In a new Surgeon General's Advisory, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy warns the public about the urgent threat of health misinformation and calls for a whole-of-society approach to address health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

The Salud America! Hispanic/Latino health equity program at UT Health San Antonio has made two recent Salud Talks podcasts available. The podcasts cover COVID-19 vaccine development and the design, conduct, and safety of the vaccine and its clinical trials

The American Nurses Association on-demand webinar series features webcasts on boosting vaccine confidence in minority populations and how nurses can directly impact the reduction of COVID-19 health disparities

Youth Sports Program: Start Smart

Start Smart Sports Development Program

The National Alliance for Youth Sports Start Smart Program is designed for youth service agencies to give young children an opportunity to develop their motor and sports skills in a fun and safe environment while spending one-on-one time with their parent or caregiver. Start Smart has programs for baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, and more. 

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SDoH Database: The HOPE Initiative

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The Health Opportunity and Equity (HOPE) Initiative, developed by the National Collaborative for Health Equity, the Texas Health Institute, and the Virginia Commonwealth University, tracks social determinants of health and health outcomes by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status to help state and federal leaders, advocates, and other stakeholders shape policies and practices that foster health equity. Indicators are organized into five domains: health outcomes, social and economic factors, community and safety factors, physical environment, and access to health care.  

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Clinical Trials

Building Resiliency and Vital Equity (BRAVE) Project: Understanding Native Americans' Perceptions/Beliefs About COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Study

This study, sponsored by North Carolina Central University, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, seeks to partner with American Indian Tribal communities in North Carolina to establish COVID-19 services and resources for American Indian communities. The study will be carried out at the Lumbee Tribe Tribal Housing Complex in Pembroke, North Carolina.

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Improving Health Equity for COVID-19 Vaccination for At-risk Populations Using Online Social Networks

This study, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania and the Universities of California at Davis, San Francisco, and Berkeley, seeks African American volunteers ages 18-40 years old to investigate
the effects of social network structure and composition on the acceptance of new or unfamiliar health information. The study will be carried out at the Annenberg School for Communication in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Workforce Development

2021 Young Mental Health Leaders Council

The Mental Health America Young Mental Health Leaders Council identifies young adults ages 18-25 years old who have created programs and initiatives that fill gaps in mental health resources in their communities. Selected applicants will participate in a six-month cohort to connect and share ideas with other leaders from across the U.S.
Deadline is August 20

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ESCALATE HIV Learning Collaboratives

The NMAC and NORC ESCALATE Learning Collaboratives will support Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program organizations in addressing HIV stigma and cultural humility at organizational and structural levels to engage staff, clients, and the organizations to whom they refer.
Deadline is September 3.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center: See our new acquisitions

Recommended Reading

In observance of World Hepatitis Day, the Knowledge Center is featuring a report issued by the HHS OIDP, the Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan: A Roadmap to Elimination 2021-2025. The report includes annual targets for measuring progress, data by race/ethnicity and printable factsheets. 

To view this title and find additional information, search the online catalog.