FYI: Weekly Health Resources for September 1, 2021

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Find Safety and Recovery Resources Following Hurricane Ida

Follow the instructions of local officials.

Hurricane Ida, now categorized as a Tropical Depression, made landfall in Louisiana on August 29, heavily impacting the city of New Orleans. 

Learn About Sickle Cell Disease at the OMH Website 

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Sickle Cell Disease is a genetic condition that affects the body's red blood cells. It occurs when a child receives two sickle cell genes—one from each parent. In someone living with this disease, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle”.

Visit this microsite to access social media and outreach resources, a bibliography, recorded webinars, Sickle Cell Disease Stories from patients, and other resources.   

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Veterans Lead QuickFire Challenge Series

Grant from Johnson & Johnson Innovation.
Deadline is September 17.

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Clinical Consortium Award: Prostate Cancer

Cooperative agreement for clinical trials from
the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Deadline is September 23

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Service Area Competition: Colebrook, NH and San Juan, PR

Federally Qualified Health Center Program grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Deadline is October 25

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Preventing Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

Family- or community-based services grant from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts.
Deadline for Concept Notes is September 20.  

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Autism Centers of Excellence

Research grants from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline for Letters of Intent (LOI) is October 9

Centers Grant Networks Grant

Native Communities Health
and Resiliency Projects

Grant for American Indian/Alaska Native organizations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
or Montana from The Potlatch Fund
Rolling deadline

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Webinars and Other Events

HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Inequities Among African Immigrants

National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day discussion hosted
by the Multicultural AIDS Coalition (MAC).
TODAY, September 1, 1:00 p.m. ET.


African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit

Virtual summit hosted by the
Prostate Health Education Network
September 8, 15, 22 and 29.  


Obesity, Microbiome & Cancer

Obesity & Cancer Series webinar hosted by
the National Cancer institute (NCI)
September 9, 12:00 p.m. ET


Hate Crimes Prevention Resources for Campuses

Webinar hosted by the
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
TODAY, September 1, 3:00 p.m. ET.


When COVID-19 and Hypertension Collide

National Hypertension Control Initiative webinar hosted by the American Heart Association.
September 8, 1:00 p.m. ET


Accessibility and the COVID-19 Vaccine: People with Disabilities

Webinar hosted by the Association of
University Centers on Disabilities
and the
National COVID-19 Resiliency Network.  
September 13, 3:00 p.m. ET



Resources: COVID-19

Illustration shows a COVID-19 vaccine vial

Join the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Science for The Fourth Wave: Vaccines, Variants, and the Future, TODAY, September 1 at 5:00 p.m. ET

The DOJ and the U.S. Department of Education have released a joint fact sheet, Confronting COVID-19 Related Harassment in Schools: A Resource for Families

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families has found that Latino Child Poverty Rose During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Especially Among Children in Immigrant Families

HHS Establishes Office of Climate Change and Health Equity

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Protecting Americans' health and well-being has always been at the heart of fighting climate change. That is why HHS has created the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE). This is the first office of its kind at the national level to address climate change and health equity. The Office's mission is to protect vulnerable communities who disproportionately bear the brunt of pollution and climate-driven disasters, such as drought and wildfires. 

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Guidelines for Patients: Ovarian Cancer

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition have developed guidelines for women living with ovarian cancer. The guidelines cover topics such as testing, treatments, questions to ask your doctor, and a list of words to know, including definitions of medical terms. The guidelines are available in English and Spanish.  

Guidelines in English (PDF)

Pautas en español (PDF)

Clinical Trials

Living with Sickle Cell Disease in the COVID-19 Pandemic

This study, sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), seeks adults ages 18 years or older with any type of sickle cell disease. Researchers want to study how this population's stress, anxiety, fear, pain, sleep, and health care use are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The study will be carried out at the NHGRI in Bethesda, Maryland.

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NeoVax with Nivolumab in Patients with Ovarian Cancer

This study, sponsored by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the DoD, seeks women ages 18 years or older for a research study that is evaluating a new type of vaccine called "Personalized NeoAntigen Cancer Vaccine" in combination with medication for ovarian cancer. The study will be carried out at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Workforce Development

Federal Job Vacancy: NCIRD Director

The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting for a candidate for the executive position of Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) in Atlanta, Georgia. The Director is responsible for managing, directing, coordinating and overseeing all immunization and respiratory disease activities and policies, including COVID-19 related activities and emergency responses.
Deadline is September 17.


AACR Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship supports postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to establish a successful career path in cancer research. This fellowship provides $110,000 over a two-year period to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored basic cancer research project.
Deadline for LOI is October 14, 1:00 p.m. ET

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Continuing Medical Education: Sickle Cell Disease

The American Society of Hematology Benign Hematology Curriculum is a series of free, web-based videos designed to supplement education in benign hematology for fellows. This sickle cell disease course seeks to provide fellows with an educational resource that might not be available locally.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center: See our new acquisitions

Recommended Reading

Preventing Chronic Disease, a journal published by the CDC, has posted a curated collection of articles: Advancing Health Equity, Eliminating Health Disparities, and Improving Population Health. The selected ten articles highlight innovative programs and outreach efforts to promote health equity. To connect to these articles, also search the online catalog here.