FYI: Weekly Health Resources for September 22, 2021

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New: National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 HHS Fact Sheet

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021. HHS OMH.

Looking for information about Latino populations? Start your search with the National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 HHS Fact Sheet, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with support from the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH). This brief fact sheet provides up-to-date statistics on important health issues and links to additional resources from agencies throughout HHS. Click here to read and download the fact sheet.

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Bootheel Babies and Families: Southeast Missouri

Infant mortality grant for Missouri's Bootheel region from the Missouri Foundation for Health
Deadline for Letter of Intent is October 1

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Improving COVID-19 Capacity
of Physician-led Practices

Health equity grant from the
American College of Preventive Medicine
Deadline is October 1.  

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Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant

Workforce development grant from the 
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline for new applications is October 16.  

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Access to Care Grants:
Dental Homes

Oral health equity grant from the
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  
Deadline is October 1, by 5:30 p.m. ET

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Minneapolis Climate Action
and Racial Equity Fund

Grants from the Minneapolis Foundation
and the McKnight Foundation.
Deadline is October 22, by 5:30 p.m. ET.  

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E-Learning Collaborative: Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence

Violence prevention grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Deadline is November 17

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Webinars and Other Events

Addressing Black Men's
Social Determinants of Health

Webinar hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Region 5
September 23, 11:00 a.m. ET


Resiliency and Mental Health Wellness in Latino Children

Back to School webinar series hosted by the 
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
September 24, October 1, and October 8,
1:00 p.m. ET


COVID-19 Impact on Women, Mothers and Children

COVID-19 Briefing Series webinar hosted by the 
National Hispanic Medical Association
September 29, 7:00 p.m. ET.  


Coping with Overexposure
to Trauma

Health professionals' health webinar hosted
by the Migrant Clinicians Network
September 23, 1:00 p.m. ET


COVID-19 Data Dashboard
and Service Area Site Reports

Webinar hosted by the
Urban Indian Health Institute
September 28, 1:00 p.m. ET


Latino Behavioral Health:
Clinical Applications of Culture

Webinar hosted by the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center.
September 30 and October 7, 2:00 p.m. ET



Resources: COVID-19

Illustration shows a Black doctor visiting an older patient at their home.

In 12 COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Your Community, the CDC highlights evidence-based practices that are being used in communities across the country to promote vaccine confidence. You also can visit the CDC website for information on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

UnidosUS has published the report, The Latino Community in the Time of COVID-19: Prospects for an Equitable Recovery One Year Later

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. The Spanish-language Vacunas contra COVID-19 playlist explains how the vaccines were developed, how they work, and their safety. 

Spanish-language Resources from the National Cancer Institute 

Image: Latino man using his mobile while in the doctor's waiting room

Did you know that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) offers cancer information in Spanish? Find resources in or speak with a trained information specialist to get personalized responses, in Spanish and English, to questions about cancer through the Cancer Information Service. Call 1-800-422-6237 or contact them by e-mail or live chat. 

El NCI ofrece información sobre el cáncer en,
Facebook y Twitter. Llame al 1-800-422-6237 para hablar con un especialista del Servicio de Información de Cáncer y recibir respuestas personalizadas a sus preguntas sobre el cáncer 

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

NHLBI Blood Diseases & Disorders Education Program

Every September, people living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), their caregivers, advocates, healthcare providers, and others come together to bring awareness to the disease and dispel the myths and stigmas surrounding it. The month also brings attention to the ongoing need for research, better care practices, new treatments, and an eventual cure. Join the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in observing Sickle Cell Awareness Month 2021 with the overarching theme, "Advancing Sickle Cell Disease Research." 

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Report: State of Obesity 2021

State of Obesity 2021: Better Policies for a Healthier America. Special Feature: COVID-19, SDoH, and Obesity.

The 18th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, published by Trust for America's Health, found that social and economic factors linked to obesity were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report analyses obesity rates for every state and the District of Columbia, and by racial and ethnic groups, age, and gender. It also includes recommendations for policy action by federal, state, and local governments, and across several sectors, on how best to address the social determinants of obesity. 

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Clinical Trials

Sickle Cell Anemia: Therapeutic Response Evaluation and
Adherence Trial (TREAT Study) 

This study, sponsored by the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, seeks children and youth ages 6 months to 21 years old with a diagnosis of sickle cell anemia. The study will be carried out at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Tailoring Mobile Health Technology to Reduce Obesity and Improve Cardiovascular Health in Resource-Limited Neighborhoods

This study, sponsored by NHLBI and the George Washington University, seeks overweight or obese African American women, ages 25-75 years old, who live in Washington, DC, Wards 5, 7, or 8. The study will be carried out at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Workforce Development

Increasing Minority Participation in Lupus Clinical Trials

The American College of Rheumatology Materials to Increase Minority Participation in Clinical Trials (MIMICT) II is a free continuing medical education (CME) activity comprising of four modules to help rheumatologist and non-rheumatology providers understand the reasons for low participation among racial and ethnic minorities in lupus clinical trials.

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AAMC Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT) is a 67-item self-administered assessment tool that can be used by medical schools to examine all components of the entire medical school curriculum. The TACCT serves as a blueprint of where, what, and when cultural competence content exists in the curriculum and how best to integrate cultural competence content. 

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog. See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

During Sickle Cell Awareness Month, the Knowledge Center
is featuring Addressing Sickle Cell Disease: A Strategic Plan and Blueprint for Action, published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. This report, available for free, discusses disparities in SCD care and provides a strategic framework for the future. 

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