FYI: Weekly Health Resources for October 6, 2021

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HHS Awards $2 Million for New Center for Indigenous Innovation
and Health Equity

Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity. HHS OMH.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) has announced nearly $2 million in awards to the University of Hawaii and the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences for a new initiative to establish the Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity. The Center will support efforts including education, service and policy development, and research related to advancing sustainable solutions to address health disparities and advance health equity among American Indian and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.

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Find COVID-19 Resources for Latinos at the OMH Website

Hispanic Heritage Month. HHS OMH.

Have questions regarding COVID-19 vaccine booster shots? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information in English and Spanish to help you get answers.

Learn more about their recommendations for receiving booster shots and other COVID-19 recommendations for Latinos at the HHS OMH Hispanic Heritage Month Resources page

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Think Cultural Health: The National CLAS Standards

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OMH's National CLAS Standards offer guidance on providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS). Standard 4 calls on organizations to "Educate and train governance, leadership, and workforce in culturally and linguistically appropriate policies and practices." Visit the OMH Think Cultural Health website to explore e-learning programs for mental health professionals, disaster and emergency personnel, maternal health providers, nurses, promotores/as de salud/community health workers, and more.  

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Bridging Divides, Healing Communities: Massachusetts 

Community-building grant for Berkshire, Columbia, Dutchess, and Litchfield counties from the
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
Deadline is October 15

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N2N - Neighbor to Neighbor Fund: South Seattle

Community-building and racial equity grant
from the Seattle Foundation
Deadline is October 30

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HIV Prevention and Alcohol

Research and planning grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Deadline for LOI is November 16

Planning Grant Research Grant

Impact of Digital Media on Child/Adolescent Development

Research program project grant from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is October 29.

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Systems Change for Improved Health: Wisconsin

Policy and systems reform grant from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment.
Deadline for LOI is November 1

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Family-to-Family Health Information Centers

Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Deadline is January 5, 2022

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Webinars and Other Events

Town Halls on Cardiovascular Disease Disparities

Virtual town halls hosted by the
National Minority Cardiovascular Alliance.
October 8, 15, and 22, 12:00 p.m. ET


Health Education: Advancing Health Equity at Every Level

Virtual summit hosted by the
Society for Public Health Education
Keynote address by Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith. 
October 13-14


APHA 2021: Creating the Healthiest Nation 

Virtual and in-person conference hosted by the
American Public Health Association (APHA)
October 24-27 in Denver, Colorado


SCDAA 49th Annual National Convention: Unstoppable

Virtual conference hosted by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA).
October 12-16


Breaking Silence: Defining DV
and IPV in Tribal Communities

Domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) event hosted by the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
October 20, 3:00 p.m. ET


The Direct Support Workforce
and COVID-19

Disability professionals webinar hosted by
Elsevier, with the University of Minnesota
November 10, 11:00 a.m. ET



Resources: COVID-19

The pandemic is not over, but we are one step closer. Schedule your vaccine today!

The National Hispanic Medical Association Vaccinate4All campaign provides health professionals with resources to increase COVID-19 vaccination among Latinos.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, one of the largest increases in vaccinations July-September was among Latinos.

The Urban Indian Health Institute COVID-19 Data Dashboard and Urban Indian Organizations Service Area Site Reports provide data and case surveillance among American Indians and Alaska Natives. 

Cancer Survivor's Guide to Bone Health

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The Cancer Survivor's Guide to Bone Health, developed by American Bone Health, seeks to help breast and metastatic cancer survivors, their loved ones, and caregivers understand how cancer and cancer treatments affect the bones. With this knowledge, cancer survivors can make a plan to protect their bones during their treatment and beyond, including avoiding falls and fractures. 

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Roadmap for Collaboration among Early Childhood Programs

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The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHIP) Roadmap for Collaboration among Title V, Home Visiting, and Early Childhood Systems Programs lays out recommendations and a framework for state early childhood systems leaders to improve joint efforts among early childhood initiatives. It includes case studies that demonstrate how this framework is applied through several technical assistance opportunities with states and jurisdictions. 

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Clinical Trials

SLEIGH: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Gullah Health

This study, sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, seeks African-American "Gullah" from the Sea Island region of South Carolina, age 2 years or older, with systemic lupus erythematosus. The study will be carried out at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. 

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VALES+Tú: Targeting Psychosocial Stressors to Reduce Latino
Day Laborers Injury Disparities

This study, sponsored by the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, seeks Latino day laborers (defined as present at a corner for the purpose of looking for work), age 18 years or older, to test and increase their knowledge of work hazards and safety practices. The study will be carried out at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. 

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Workforce Development

HIVMA Clinical Fellowship Program

The HIVMA Clinical Fellowship is a joint program of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the IDSA Foundation. The program supports non-infectious diseases physicians with gaining HIV clinical experience working with medically underserved populations.
Deadline is November 8

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Continuing Medical Education: Lupus Virtual Clinic

The American College of Rheumatology Lupus Series: Virtual Clinic is a free, four-part series with case-based learning to help non-rheumatologists recognize, refer, and manage patients with lupus in conjunction with a rheumatologist.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that disproportionately affects minority groups. The book Lupus: A Patient's Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Lifestyle is designed to educate consumers on the diagnosis and treatment of lupus. It provides resources for further information.

To read this publication search the online library catalog.