FYI: Weekly Health Resources for September 8, 2021

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In Case You Missed It: HIV Challenge Webinar

HIV Challenge: Innovative Community Engagement Strategies to Reduce HIV-Related Stigma and Disparities

On August 19, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) hosted a webinar to review the details of the new HIV Challenge. In case you missed it, you can visit our YouTube channel to get additional information on how to apply, criteria, judging, prizes and more. 

The HIV Challenge provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to participate in developing novel innovative approaches that can be successfully implemented within their local communities. The Challenge is available in English and SpanishThe deadline to submit a concept for the Challenge is September 23.  

Watch the Recording

Attention Students!

Looking for the latest minority health resources and publications? Visit the KC-OPAC!

Are you beginning a semester of study that includes health disparities in public health? Recently, the OMH Knowledge Center updated its reading list of key publications. The Health Disparities Bibliography provides an overview of pivotal books, documents, journal articles, and federal reports that define health disparities issues in the United States. Click here to download the list.

Visit the OMH Knowledge Center Online Catalog


Public Health Corps COVID-19 Disparities Initiative

Grant for New York City-based organizations from the Fund for Public Health in New York City.
Deadline is September 17

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Basic Research in Cancer
Health Disparities

Research project grant from the
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Deadline to submit a new application is
October 5, by 5:00 p.m. ET

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Connecting Underrepresented Populations to Clinical Trials

Cooperative agreement from NCI.  
Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is
October 19
Closing date is November 19.

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Juanita Sánchez Community Fund: Hispanic/Latino Health

Grant for Rhode Island-based organizations
from the Rhode Island Foundation.
Deadline is September 24

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Thriving Women: American Indian/Alaska Native Health

Violence prevention grant from the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples.
Deadline is October 16

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American Women: Assessing Risk Epidemiologically (AWARE)

HIV and STIs research grant from the 
National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Deadline for LOI is November 9
Closing date is December 9.

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Webinars and Other Events

National Advisory Council
on Minority Health and
Health Disparities

Meeting hosted by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
September 10, 11:00 a.m. ET

Join on the Day of the Event

Guam Conference on Substance Use Disorders Among Pacific Islanders

Hosted by the Pacific Southwest ATTC
September 20-22.
Deadline for registration is September 10


Gene Therapy and Clinical Trials: Sickle Cell Disease

Webinar hosted by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.
September 27, 5:00 p.m. ET

Join on the Day of the Event

Restore, Uplift, Ignite:
Restoring Matriarchy, Uplifting Survivor's Voices and Igniting Spaces of Healing

Webinar hosted by the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center.
September 15, 3:00 p.m. ET


Enhancing Tribal Capabilities
in COVID-19 Responses

The first of an eleven-part webinar series
hosted by the National Indian Health Board
Series starts September 22, 4:00 p.m. ET


Call for Abstracts: International Conference on Stigma

HIV conference hosted by Howard University. November 15-19.
Deadline for abstracts is October 1, 
by 5:00 p.m. ET

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Resources: COVID-19

Image shows a Black woman and an Asian man who have received their vaccine shot

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) has published a new research report, Overview of Barriers and Facilitators in COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach

The Greater Than COVID campaign has created a playlist of videos on kids and the COVID-19 vaccine. In the series, pediatricians answer questions on vaccine availability and safety. 

For information on the COVID-19 vaccines in several languages, visit the UCLA Asian American Studies Center COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs to access their fact sheets available in many Asian languages, as well as Spanish, Armenian, Russian, and French. 

National Recovery Month: Recovery is for Everyone Resources

Image shows a collage of pictures of young and old people in recovery

Recovery is for everyone! Finding access to the right provider at the right time can be essential to helping those start and stay on the road to recovery.

Download the Faces & Voices of Recovery National Recovery Month toolkits, available in English and Spanish, to find suggested posts, social media graphics and hashtags, and a list of stigmatizing words and imagery to avoid.  

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National Preparedness Month: Prepare Your Health Resources

In observance of National Preparedness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a Prepare Your Health Social Media Toolkit, also available in Spanish. This year's toolkit features social media messages and graphics that highlight ways the whole community can help reduce or remove obstacles to emergency preparedness and response. Plan to write and send your own tweets? Use the hashtags #PrepYourHealth or #BringDownBarriers

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Clinical Trials

The Youth Opioid Recovery Support (YORS) Intervention

This study, sponsored by the Potomac Health Foundations, the NIH, and the Friends Research Institute, seeks youth age 18 years or older with a diagnosis of opioid use disorder (OUD). The study seeks to test an intervention that addresses barriers to medication adherence and treatment engagement. It will be carried out at the Mountain Manor Treatment Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Fathering In Recovery (FIR)

This study, sponsored by the Oregon Research Behavioral Intervention Strategies and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, seeks fathers age 18 years or older who are in recovery from OUD and have at least part-time custody of at least one child between the ages of 3-12. The goal of this project is to develop and evaluate a web-based program that integrates existing evidence-based parenting programs, yet tailored specifically to fathers with OUD and designed for the opioid treatment context. The study will be carried out at Oregon Research Behavioral Intervention Strategies in Eugene, Oregon.

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Workforce Development

HRSA Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides loan repayment assistance to students in their last year of medical, nursing, or dental school. In return, students must commit to provide at least three years of service at an NHSC-approved site in a designated Health Professional Shortage Area.
Deadline is November 4, by 7:30 p.m. ET
NHSC S2S LRP Application Webinar, September 14, 2:30 p.m. ET

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SAMHSA Creating Safe Scenes Training Course

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Creating Safe Scenes Training Course is a free online course that helps first responders understand more about mental health, mental illness, and substance use disorders so they can better assess risks and apply the safest strategies for taking care of themselves and the individuals they are called to serve.

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Knowledge Center

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Recommended Reading

Power & Immunity: Information for Protecting Our Bodies & Our Communities, a guide issued by the Center for Black Health & Equity and the American Lung Association, presents a collection of factsheets, graphics, and brief explanations that explain how vaccines work and what can be done to address concerns related to vaccine hesitancy for people of color.

To read this publication search the online library catalog.