FYI: Weekly Health Resources for November 24, 2021

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OMH Wishes Everyone a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving! 

Today and throughout the year, we are thankful for our partners. From the Office of Minority Health. HHS. OMH.

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) wishes a safe and healthy holiday to all our partners who work throughout the year to improve the health of our communities.

We are thankful for your efforts in eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity for all.

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Deadline Extended for Nomination of Delegates to the Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity Tribal Advisory Committee

Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity

OMH invites nominations of qualified candidates to serve as primary and alternate delegates for the Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity Tribal Advisory Committee (CIIHE TAC). The CIIHE supports 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 (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.
Nominations deadline extended to January 7, 2022

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HHS Awards $2 Million for Minority Leaders Development Program

Minority Leaders Development Program. HHS OMH.

OMH has awarded $2 million in grants for the Minority Leaders Development Program, a new initiative to develop and implement a health equity-focused fellowship program at HHS.

The two-year fellowship program will provide early-career individuals with training in health equity issues and leadership, fellowship-related work experiences, supplemental learning opportunities, and mentorship.

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Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month. HHS OMH.

As Native American Heritage Month draws to a close, OMH and their  federal partners remain committed to achieve health equity for AI/AN and Native Hawaiian communities.

Learn what federal health policies and programs are doing to improve the health of AI/AN and Native Hawaiian communities. 

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Brooklyn Economic Justice Project: New York City

Social determinants of health grant from the
New York Women's Foundation.
Deadline is December 3

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Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program

Nutrition and food security grant from the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Deadline is December 20

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Addressing Vision Needs of Native Communities

Eye health care funding for AI/AN communities from the Seva Foundation.
Deadline is January 10, 2022.

Contact the Seva Foundation 

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Health Services for the Medically Underserved: Chicago

Home and community-based health services
grant from the VNA Foundation.
Deadline for Letter of Intent is December 14.

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National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education

Cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Extended Deadline is January 10, 2022

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Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program

Grant for COVID-19 related relief from the
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Deadline is February 8, 2022

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Webinars and Other Events

AI/AN Data and Health Equity

Webinar hosted by the CDC
To join, please use webinar ID 161 051 0511
and p
asscode !Tribal21. 
November 30, 12:00 p.m. ET.


2021 CityMatCH Conference: Examining the Roots

Virtual maternal and child health conference
hosted by CityMatCH.  
December 8-10


Rescheduled: Tribal Health Information Technology Summit

Virtual conference hosted by the
National Indian Health Board and Leidos
December 14, 12:00 p.m. ET.


Development of Pediatric Physical Activity Interventions

Obesity and Cancer webinar series hosted by
the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
December 6, 2:00 p.m. ET


Engaging Generations on Future Cancer Equity Opportunities

Conversations on Cancer webinar series hosted by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
December 13, 2:00 p.m. ET


Advancing the Science of
Cancer in Latinos

Conference hosted by the Mays Cancer Center
and UT Health San Antonio.
February 23-25, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas



Resources: COVID-19

Illustration of U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy

The U.S. Surgeon General Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation provides guidance and resources for health care providers, educators, librarians, faith leaders, and trusted community members to understand, identify, and stop the spread of health misinformation in their communities.

The CDC recommends that children 5-11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. Please visit the CDC website to find information on COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens in EnglishSpanish, and other languages. 

The CDC Travelers' Health Branch also has released a new campaign geared to vaccine hesitant young adults. The campaign has information about vaccination and traveling during the holidays. Download the COVID Vaccine & Travel Support Social Media Toolkit for sample posts and images. 

Report: Charting a Course for an Equity-Centered Data System

Cover detail for the Charting a Course for an Equity-Centered Data System report

The report Charting a Course for an Equity-Centered Data System: Recommendations from the National Commission to Transform Public Health Data Systems, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, encourages individuals to call on government at all levels, businesses, community-based organizations, and others to take specific action to modernize the public health data system, including who is elevated by the data collected, who is being centered in the data, who is being excluded, and why.

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SOPHE Public Health Coalition Building Resources

SOPHE logo: a stylized star in pinks, blues, green and yellow

Coalitions are essential to improving public health and to ensuring that community voices are engaged in the efforts needed for policy and systems improvements. The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) provides Coalition Building Resources for use by health educators and other community-based professionals and advocates. The collection provides guidance to organize, plan, build, evaluate, and sustain community-based coalitions, partnerships and collaboratives. Included are step-by-step coalition guides, checklists, worksheets, surveys, and diagnostic tools. 

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Clinical Trials

Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Studies of "Pre-Diabetes" in
the Pima Indians

This study, sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), seeks Pima Indian volunteers, ages 18-55 years old, from the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. The study will be carried out at the NIDDK Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch in Phoenix, Arizona.

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A Transition of Care Model from Hospital to Community for Hispanic/Latino Adult Patients with Diabetes

This study, sponsored by Duke University and NIDDK, seeks Hispanic/Latino volunteers age 18 years or older with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and currently hospitalized in the Duke University Health System. The study will be carried out in Durham, North Carolina.

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Workforce Development

HRSA 2022 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program pays up to 85 percent of unpaid nursing education debt for registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and nurse faculty who are willing to work two years in either a Critical Shortage Facility or as nurse faculty at an eligible nursing school.
Deadline is January 13, 2022.
Application webinars: December 1 (1:30 p.m. ET) and January 6, 2022 (2:30 p.m. ET).

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Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged In Cardiovascular Health-Related Research: Summer 2022 Cohort

The State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged In Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (PRIDE-CVD) is a mentored research program that seeks to accelerate the path to becoming an independent investigator and improve the recruitment and retention of faculty from disabled, disadvantaged, and underrepresented minority groups in the study of heart, lung, and blood disorders.
Deadline is February 1, 2022

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Training Resources for School Staff: Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association provides training and support materials that can prepare and educate school staff to provide needed care to students with diabetes. Guidance documents, checklists, videos, posters, and other resources are available for school officials, nurses, and teachers. 

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

Diabetes in America (3rd edition) is published by NIDDK. It provides statistical data, epidemiology assessments, and current best practices for managing diabetes and related conditions.

This digital book can be accessed for free through the online catalog.