FYI: Weekly Health Resources for November 17, 2021

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OMH Blog for Health Equity: Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month. HHS OMH.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) actively works to raise awareness on efforts aimed at reducing health and health care disparities and advancing health equity among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). From conducting culturally sensitive public health research to organizing a 950-mile bike ride, OMH's partners are making positive impacts in their Tribal communities. Visit the Native American Heritage Month website to read some of their stories.

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Naomi C. Broering Latinx Heritage Grant

Health and medical information grant from
the Medical Library Association
Deadline is December 1.

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Primary Care HIV Services for Health Disparity Populations

Research project grant from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline for Letter of Intent is December 14

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Gay Community Endowment Fund: Akron, Ohio

LGBTQ+ health grant from the
Akron Community Foundation
Deadline is December 15

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Community Workforce to Build COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

Funding from the Health Resources and
Services Administration (HRSA)

Deadline is December 10

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Ending the HIV Epidemic – Primary Care HIV Prevention

Grant for Health Center Program participants
from HRSA
Deadline is December 14

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Brave of Heart Fund for Family
of Healthcare Workers Who Lost Their Lives Due to COVID-19

Grant from New York Life and Cigna.
Deadline is December 31.  

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Webinars and Other Events

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Response to the Pandemic

Webinar hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
TODAY, November 17, 3:00 p.m. ET

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Intersection of Climate Change and Maternal and Child Health

Webinar hosted by the Association of Maternal and Child Health (AMCHP)
November 18, 11:00 a.m. ET.  


Connecting Prevention Specialists to Native Communities

Mental health series hosted by the National AI/AN Prevention Technology Transfer Center.
November 19 and December 17, 1:00 p.m. ET


Messengers in Health: Vaccine Information and Myths vs Facts

Community of Learning series hosted by the National Council of Urban Indian Health.
November 17 and December 15, 3:30 p.m. ET.  


Federal Efforts to Achieve Health Equity in Rural Communities

National Rural Health Day webinar hosted by HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.  
November 18, 11:30 a.m. ET.  


Alaska Maternal Child Health
and Immunization Conference

Virtual conference hosted by the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center and the Alaska Division
of Public Health

February 22-24, 2022



Resources: COVID-19

Eligibility Update: Children 5 to 11 are now authorized to get a COVID-19 vaccine. We Can Do This.

Vaccines are free and the best way to keep your child safe from COVID-19, including the Delta variant. Everyone ages 5 and up is now eligible to get vaccinated. Learn more at and We Can Do This

We can all do our part to end the pandemic, but we have to work together. One simple way we can all act is by stopping the spread of online health misinformation. The Surgeon General's new toolkit provides handy tips and tricks on how you can help

The For the Love of Our People campaign, a partnership between the Urban Indian Health Institute and IllumiNative, provides data-driven messaging and information from Native health experts about COVID-19, vaccines, and ways to stay healthy.

Call for Public Comments on Draft Recommendations on Women's Reproductive Health and HIV

WPSI: Women's Preventive Services Initiative logo

The Women's Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) has published draft recommendations on HIV prevention education and screening, and women's access to contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancy and improve birth outcomes. WPSI seeks comments from the general public as well as from researchers, primary care doctors, and other health care providers. 
Deadline for comments is November 24

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Read the Newest Issue of Public Health Reports

Cover for Public Health Reports

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office of the Surgeon General invites you to view the new issue of Public Health Reports, the official journal of the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service, which has been recently published online. The newest issue includes articles on social determinants of health among Latinos diagnosed with HIV, racial and ethnic disparities in maternal vaccine knowledge, COVID-19 vaccination among refugees, and more. 

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Promising Practices: The Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Disparities

Black & white image shows a baby placing its hand over an elderly person's hand.

The Colorado School of Public Health's Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Disparities, sponsored by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), focuses on risk, onset, and duration of Alzheimer's Disease among older AI/ANs, and the burden this poses for individuals, caregivers, and their communities. The Center conducts research projects and studies, offers a Health Disparities Scholar Program, and partners with five Satellite Centers to extend its impact to local groups critical to growing and sustaining successful disparities research. 

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Clinical Trials

Rural Dementia Caregiver Project

This study, sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco, seeks caregivers age 18 years or older who are caring for someone with memory loss who lives in a rural or farming area. The study will be carried out via a six-week online workshop.

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Native American Diabetes Project

This study, sponsored by the University of Southern California, Project Angel Food, and the United American Indian Involvement, seeks American Indian or Alaska Native volunteers age 18 years or older who have diabetes and reside in Los Angeles County. The study will be carried out at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.

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Workforce Development

Internship: White House Initiative for American Indian and Alaskan Native Education

The White House Initiative for American Indian and Alaskan Native Education offers full-time and part-time internship opportunities at its Washington, DC office during Winter/Spring (January-May 2022), Summer (June-August 2022), and Fall (August-December 2022). 
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

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Family Caregiver Alliance Training Webinars

The Family Caregiver Alliance maintains a collection of recorded training webinars on caregiver topics such as COVID-19, daily care, self-care, Alzheimer's and dementia care, and resources and topics specific to military members and their families. Several webinars are available in Spanish

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions

Recommended Reading

In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring a small collection of recent open access journal articles focused on caregiving and caregivers' health.

Each article is free and may be accessed through the online catalog here.