FYI: Weekly Health Resources for September 15, 2021

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OMH Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month. HHS OMH. Image shows a Hispanic/Latino family.

September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. This year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will work with federal and non-federal partners to disseminate information about disease prevention, health promotion, and share the latest recommendations for Latinos related to COVID-19.

The observance theme, Esperanza: A celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope, encourages everyone to reflect on all the contributions Latinos have made in the past and to look forward to the future. It is also a reminder that we are stronger together. Visit the OMH Hispanic Heritage Month microsite, available in English and Spanish, for more information, downloadable materials, and resources throughout the observance month.

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Think Cultural Health: Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes

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This Hispanic Heritage Month, commit to improving patient outcomes by developing your cultural competency skills. The OMH Think Cultural Health website offers free e-learning programs and other resources, including the Promoviendo Decisiones Saludables y Cambios en la Comunidad (Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes) e-learning program for promotores de salud and community health workers, available in English and Spanish

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Deadline September 23: Submit Your Concepts for the HIV Challenge

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

OMH and the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) need YOUR help in effectively increasing the awareness, use, and adherence of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) in racial and ethnic minority communities. The HIV Challenge, available in English and Spanish, provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to develop innovative approaches that can be successfully implemented within their local communities.
Submit your ideas by September 23
Deadline to register for the HIV Challenge is September 24.

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Detecting Cognitive Impairment in Primary Care for Health Equity

Cooperative agreement from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline for Letter of Intent is September 10.
Closing date is November 10

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Grant Opportunities:
Mahoning Valley, Ohio

Social determinants of health grant programs
from the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
Deadline is October 1

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Year of Migrant Health Grants

Electronic health records grant from 
Hikma Health
Deadline is October 1

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Health and Well-Being Grants

Social determinants of health grant from
the Cigna Foundation
Deadline is September 24, by 5:00 p.m. ET.  

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Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Autism Research

Research grant from the American Brain Foundation and the American Academy
of Neurology
Deadline is October 1

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Rural Veterans Health Access Program (RVHAP)

Grant for state critical access hospitals from
the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Deadline is December 10.

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Webinars and Other Events

Aging with HIV: Surviving Another Pandemic in the
Latino Community

Webinar hosted by the National Hispanic
Medical Association (NHMA)
September 16, 3:00 p.m. ET


Hate Crimes Prevention and Response Resources for Campuses

Webinar hosted by the U.S. Department
of Justice (DOJ)

September 17, 3:00 p.m. ET


Partnerships and Strategies
for COVID-19 Vaccines: Migratory & Seasonal Agricultural Workers

Webinar hosted by the
Farmworker Health Network.
September 29, 2:00 p.m. ET


Latino Health Summit: Building Toward Latino Health Equity

Virtual conference hosted by the
Hispanic Health Coalition
September 29 to October 1


How Racism and Discrimination Impact Latino/Hispanic Health

Webinar hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
September 17, 2:00 p.m. ET.    


Familia Adelante and Schools: Behavioral Health Prevention
for Latino Youth and Families

Webinar hosted by the National Hispanic
and Latino Mental Health Technology
Transfer Center (MHTTC)

September 21, 1:00 p.m. ET


COVID-19 Vaccines and Women's/Children's Health

COVID-19 Virtual Briefing Series webinar hosted by NHMA and the NHMA DC Metro Chapter.
September 29, 7:00 p.m. ET


Stay Fuerte COVID-19 Panel

EmPOWERED to Serve webinar hosted by
the American Heart Association (AHA).
This webinar will be presented en español
with English subtitles.
October 13, 1:00 p.m. ET

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Resources: COVID-19 and Hispanics/Latinos

Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrate and Vaccinate! American Heart Association. Live Fierce. Take Action.

You are the voz your loved ones listen to. Be the voz that helps your loved ones get vaccinated and protect their health, livelihoods, and well-being. Visit EmPOWERED to Serve for the latest updates on AHA's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and COVID-19 resources.

The NIH Spanish Health Information Portal offers a COVID-19 page completely in Spanish to help the Spanish-speaking public find NIH resources on tests, treatments, vaccines, and clinical trials all in one place. The page also highlights the initiatives CEAL and Combat COVID, and features COVID-19 information about mental health, addiction, vulnerable populations, and more.

The National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) has created Spanish-language #VACCINEREADY
animated videos for the Hispanic/Latino community to raise awareness of vaccines and to learn more about vaccine access where they live. The videos consist of three concepts:
Hugs highlights getting back to normal activities intensified with an emotional appeal, Homestretch reinforces healthy habits to control the COVID-19 pandemic, and Myths vs. Facts targets misinformation by breaking through vaccine myths. Additional social media videos can be downloaded from the NCRN Toolkit

Watch the replay of the Spanish-language forum, Un foro comunitario COVID-19 con la comunidad Latina (A COVID-19 Community Forum with the Latino Community), co-hosted by the Dayton and Montgomery County Office on Minority Health and the El Puente Educational Center. The forum addressed the impact of COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy within Hispanic/Latino populations. 

Resources: Hispanic/Latino Health

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Join the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for a special Hispanic Heritage Month version of their Café con Amigos meetings, TODAY, September 15, 1:00 p.m. ET. ACF also invites you to watch a 3-minute video in Spanish and English to learn about the ACF Office of Child Support Enforcement.

During September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month and the unique health care disparities that impact this population. Visit the CMS OMH website to find Spanish-language De La Cobertura al Cuidado de Su Salud (Coverage to Care) resources

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has introduced a newly updated Spanish-language website. The site features health information publications on stroke, dementia, Parkinson's disease, and epilepsy, as well as many other neurological disorders. It also provides information on clinical studies, links to nonprofit organizations that offer information and assistance on neurological disorders and a contact form where people can submit questions on topics related to health and biomedical research. 

Entre Hermanos is a nonprofit organization serving the Hispanic/Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender community in Seattle and the state of Washington. The mission of Entre Hermanos is to promote the health and well-being of the Hispanic/Latino and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through HIV and other disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy, and community building. 

Forward Latino is a non-profit advocacy and service organization dedicated to assisting Hispanics/Latinos pursuing the American Dream. Forward Latino fulfills its mission through advocacy, civic engagement, education and service delivery on topics such as immigration, civil rights, public health and safety, education, and youth development. 

National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week

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The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) recognizes September 13-19 as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Week. HSIs are encouraged to observe the week with campus activities to heighten awareness of the important role HSIs play in improving access to education and advancing equity for Hispanic/Latino students. HACU also invites HSIs to join the U.S. Department of Energy overview of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Programs available to HSIs, September 17, 2:00 p.m. ET.

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New Spanish-language Resources on Commercial Tobacco Use Prevention and Control: Prevención y control del tabaquismo

Prevención y Control del Tabaquismo. Nuestras Voices (Our Voices) Network.

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is excited to announce the release of new commercial tobacco control education tools in Spanish to support community education efforts in Hispanic/Latino communities. Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network partnered with the New Mexico Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program, and the New Mexico Association of Community Health Workers/Nuestra Salud, to develop Prevención y control del tabaquismo as a resource to help community health workers/promotores de salud address commercial tobacco control and promote awareness about the harmful effects of using tobacco products among Hispanics/Latinos.

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Clinical Trials

Mobile Smoking Treatment for Spanish-speaking Latino Smokers

This study, sponsored by the University of Houston and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, seeks Spanish-speaking Hispanic/Latino volunteers ages 18-55 years of age who are current smokers, are not currently engaged in smoking cessation treatment, and have high anxiety. The study will be carried out at the Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory and Substance Use Treatment Clinic in Houston, Texas.

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Latino-SMART: An Adaptive Intervention for Depression Among Latinos Living with HIV

This study, sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco, seeks HIV-positive Hispanic/Latino volunteers age 18 years or older who have moderate to high depression. The study will be carried out at the Ward 86 HIV Clinic of the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco, California.

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Workforce Development

Latinos and Suicide: Clinician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment

The National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC has developed the Latinos and Suicide: A Clinician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment Masterclass to develop the skills of mental health professionals working with Hispanic/Latino populations who may be at risk for suicidal behaviors. The Clinician's Guide includes modules that discuss and define relevant terms as well as the role of culture in understanding and treating suicidal behaviors among Hispanics/Latinos.
September 20 and 27, and October 4, 1:00 p.m. ET

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NHHF Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

Applications are closing for the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship, which aims to support the next generation of Hispanic/Latino health professionals. The scholarship is open to any student enrolled full-time in the following U.S. based accredited graduate programs: medicine (allopathic or osteopathic), dentistry, pharmacy, nursing (including BSN), public health/policy, and physician associate. 
Deadline for application is September 24.  

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HRSA National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Programs

The 2022 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application cycle is open. This year, HRSA added physician assistants in their final year of school to the list of eligible disciplines. These students, along with medical, nursing, and dental students in their final year of school can receive awards up to $120,000 in exchange for a three-year commitment providing primary care services at NHSC-approved sites to vulnerable and diverse populations. Review the 2022 Application and Program Guidance for more information on how to apply.
Deadline is November 4, by 7:30 p.m. ET.

Other 2022 NHSC LRPs Are Opening Later This Year! Nurse Corps LRPNHSC LRPNHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce LRP, and NHSC Rural Community LRP will open later this fall. Stay informed and sign up for NHSC LRP and NC LRP application updates. 

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Knowledge Center

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Recommended Reading

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Knowledge Center is highlighting Migración y salud / Migration and Health, issued by the National Population Council (CONAPO) and the Health Initiative of the Americas. This bilingual publication, written in both English and Spanish, features six articles focusing on Hispanic migrant population health throughout the United States and Mexico.

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