FYI: Weekly Health Resources for December 22, 2021

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Happy Holidays from the Office of Minority Health

January 7, 2022 Deadline: Nominate Delegates to the Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity Tribal Advisory Committee

Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity Tribal Advisory Committee delegate nominations open until January 7, 2022!

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) invites nominations of qualified candidates to serve as primary and alternate delegates for the Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (The Center) Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC). The Center TAC will help ensure OMH has Tribal input that is critical for the Center's success and effectiveness. The Center TAC will have 16 delegate positions, one from each of the 12 geographic areas served by the Indian Health Service (IHS), and four national at-large member positions.
Nominations deadline extended to January 7, 2022.

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Add 'Vaccine Booster' to Your Holidays To-Do List

Add 'Vaccine Booster' to Your Holidays To-Do List

This year, add getting your COVID-19 booster to your holiday checklist so that you can protect yourself and others throughout the season. Vaccines work best when as many people as possible get vaccinated. Everyone age 5 and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Booking your appointment is simple, fast, and free. Find vaccines near you at

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Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Child, adolescent, and young adult health grant from the William T. Grant Foundation.
Deadline is January 12, 2022, by 3:00 p.m. ET.

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HIV Services: Women, Infants, Children, and Youth

Grant from the Health Resources and
Services Administration (HRSA)

Deadline is January 28, 2022

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Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

Grant for Tribal governments and organizations
from the Indian Health Service (IHS)
Deadline is February 2, 2022.

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Strengthen Systems of Health: Southeast Texas

Grant from the Episcopal Health Foundation.
Deadline for Letters of Intent is
January 24, 2022, by 1:00 p.m. ET

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N2N - Neighbor to Neighbor: South Seattle, Washington

Social determinants of health and social justice grant from the Seattle Foundation
Deadline is January 30, 2022

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Risk and Protective Factors of Family Health and Interventions

Research project grant from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Application period opens on May 5, 2022.

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Webinars and Other Events

Recruiting Health Professionals for Tribal Communities

Webinar hosted by Rural Graduate Medical Education (RuralGME).
January 11, 2022, 12:00 p.m. ET.


American Heart Month 2022

Planning webinar hosted by the National
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
and The Heart Truth®.
January 12, 2022, 2:00 p.m. ET.


COVID-19 Virtual Briefing: Veterans and Telehealth 

Webinar hosted by the National Hispanic
Medical Association
and the American
Medical Association
January 26, 2022, 7:00 p.m. ET


Partnerships and Resources to Promote Farm Worker Health

Migrant health and COVID-19 vaccination
webinar hosted by the AgriSafe Network.
January 12, 2022, 1:00 p.m. ET.


COVID-19 and Vaccines:
What CHWs Need to Know

Community health workers (CHWs) webinars
hosted by the Migrant Clinicians Network.
January 13, 2022, 1:00 p.m. ET.
January 27, 2022, 2:00 p.m. ET


Call for Abstracts: 7th Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute

Conference hosted by UT Health San Antonio.
April 5-7, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.
Deadline for abstracts is January 10, 2022.



Resources: COVID-19

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The COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network COVID Health Equity Resources features health equity research and a toolkit on providing equitable COVID-19 care to diverse patients. The website also features information on variants and booster shots

The University of California, Los Angeles Health (UCLA Health) has conducted an interview with Shangxin Yang, PhD, a molecular biologist at UCLA Health, about the new Omicron variant and what everyone needs to know. The interview is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Arabic.  

Report: Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges

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The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has released Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges. This new report is a culmination of two years of research and writing by over 400 contributors. As a follow up to the Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in America, this report explores the nation's oral health over the last 20 years.

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Mental Health Resource: Urgent Related Preventable

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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can impact the way a child's brain develops and have serious impacts on lifelong health. ACEs are associated with at least five of the 10 leading causes of death, including suicide and drug use, misuse, and overdose. By understanding and addressing these urgent, related, and preventable issues in the context of each other, we can prevent exposure and harm to future generations. Learn more at the American Public Health Association and CDC website, Urgent Related Preventable.

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Climate Change Resource: Preparing for the Regional Health Impacts of Climate Change in the U.S. 

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Each U.S. region experiences climate change and its impacts on health differently, due to the regions' location-specific climate exposures and unique societal and demographic characteristics. The CDC Climate and Health Program report, Preparing for the Regional Health Impacts of Climate Change in the United States, describes the various health impacts climate change will have on different U.S. regions, actions taken by local CDC partners to prepare for and respond to climate change, and relevant tools and resources. 

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Clinical Trials

Creating Peace: Community-based Youth Violence Prevention to Address Racism and Discrimination

This study, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), seeks volunteers ages 14-19 years old. The study will be carried out at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Culturally Modified Family Based Therapy for Haitian Youth

This study, sponsored by the University of Miami and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), seeks Haitian youth ages 13-17 years old who live in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The study will be carried out at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida.

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Workforce Development

HIV/AIDS Training Program: ELEVATE

The NMAC ELEVATE Program builds the capacity of persons with HIV to be meaningfully involved in the planning, delivery, and improvement of HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program services. ELEVATE addresses needs in workforce recruitment, development, and advancement for young Black/African American men, Hispanics/Latinos, transgender/gender non-conforming individuals, adults ages 50+, and the substance use recovery community.
Training to be held virtually, January 31-February 5, 2022.
Applications accepted between January 3-17, 2022

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Summer Health Professions Education Program

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for racially/ethnically underrepresented freshman or sophomore college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Dental Education Association.
Deadline for application is February 5, 2022.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See Our Newest Acquisitions

Recommended Reading

During the holiday season, affording and finding food can be a challenge for many households, and COVID-19 has only amplified this problem. With this in mind, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring a collection of resources focused on food insecurity, food pantries, and the impact of COVID-19 on food access.

All of these resources are free to read and can be accessed through links in the online catalog here.