FYI: Weekly Health Resources for December 29, 2021

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Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy New Year! HHS OMH. Image shows fireworks against a night sky.

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) wishes everyone a Safe and Happy New Year 2022!
We look forward to continuing to work with our partners and helping our communities
stay #FullyVaxxed and healthy in the New Year and beyond.

Approaching Deadline: January 7, 2022! Nominate Delegates to the Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity TAC

Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity Tribal Advisory Committee. Nominate delegates by January 7, 2022.

There is still time to nominate candidates to serve as 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 delegates, one from each of the 12 geographic areas served by the Indian Health Service (IHS), and four national at-large members.Nomination deadline is January 7, 2022.

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Gather Food Sovereignty Grant

Nutrition grant for Tribal non-profits from the
First Nations Development Institute.
Deadline is January 13, 2022

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Centers of Excellence: Under-Represented Minority Students

Training grant from the Health Resources
and Services Administration (HRSA)
Deadline is January 31, 2022

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Domestic Violence Prevention: Forensic Healthcare Services

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

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Continuing Efforts for Pandemic Recovery: Family Stability

Grant for Beaufort County, South Carolina non-profits from Women in Philanthropy
Deadline is January 14, 2022, by 4:00 p.m. ET.

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Early Childhood Development and Parent Education

Family health grant from the
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood.
Letter of Intent due on January 31, 2022

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Effectiveness of School-Based
Health Centers to Advance Health Equity

Research project grant from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Deadline is February 5, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. ET

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Webinars and Other Events

HIV Discrimination, Privacy
and Confidentiality in Oral Care

Webinar hosted by the New England AIDS Education and Training Center.
January 11, 2022, 11:00 a.m. ET


Diabetes Continuous Quality Improvement for Health Centers

Rural and migrant health webinar hosted by
the Migrant Clinicians Network.
January 18, 2022, 1:00 p.m. ET


Hearing Native Mothers: A Tribal Discussion Session on a Campaign to Support Healthy AI/AN Pregnancy and Maternal Health

Webinar hosted by the National Indian Health Board and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
January 27, 2022, 1:00 p.m. ET


Tribal Consultation: Draft HHS Strategic Plan FY 2022-2026

Meeting hosted by IHS
January 13, 2022, 1:00 p.m. ET.


Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake: Substance Use
Disorder Populations in Rural Communities

Webinar hosted by the University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction.
January 26, 2022, 12:00 p.m. ET.


Evidence for Helping AI/AN Babies Sleep Safely

Healthy Native Babies Project webinar hosted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
February 16, 2022, 2:00 p.m. ET.



Resources: COVID-19

We Can Do This. Start the New Year With a Boost! Image shows an Asian man showing that he got his shot.

Start the New Year with a boost! COVID vaccine boosters are now available for everyone age 18+. Get your booster six months after your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or
two months after your single dose of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.

Are you traveling for New Year's? Rely on what works to travel safer. ​Visit to book your COVID-19 shot.​

We have the tools to fight Omicron: vaccines and boosters, masks in indoor public spaces, and testing. Learn more at the CDC webpage, Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know.

Maternal Health Campaign: Stop the Clot, Spread the Word®

Stop the Clot, Spread the Word. Celebrate Family, Celebrate the Season. Learn your family history of blood clots. #StopTheClot

Attention new moms! You can prevent a potentially dangerous blood clot by knowing your risks and being prepared. Women are five times more likely to experience a blood clot during pregnancy and the three-month period after giving birth. Take care of yourself this holiday season by learning the signs of a dangerous blood clot.

Visit Stop the Clot, Spread the Word®, a joint effort of the CDC and the National Blood Clot Alliance, to learn more. 

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Mental Health Resource Guide: Transformation Transfer Initiative

NASMHPD: supporting Excellence in Behavioral Health. 60 Years.

The Transformation Transfer Initiative 2021 Resource Guide, published by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, was developed to assist states and territories to bring about change within their systems that promote wellness and recovery for individuals with mental health conditions or co-occurring mental health and substance related disorders. The guide covers the following topics: behavioral health crisis services, bed registries, diversion from jail, and improving mental health services within jails.  

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Clinical Trials

The Genetics and Functional Basis of Inherited Platelet, White Blood Cell, Red Blood Cell, and Blood Clotting Disorders

This study, sponsored by the Rockefeller University and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), seeks both healthy volunteers age 18 years or older and children and adults with inherited blood disorders. The study will be carried out at the Rockefeller University Hospital in New York, New York.

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COVID-19 Thrombosis Prevention Trials

This study, sponsored by Duke University and NHLBI, seeks volunteers age 18 years or older with a PCR-positive COVID-19 infection who have been hospitalized for two or more days. The study will be carried out at 115 locations throughout the United States.

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Workforce Development

NHMA 2022 Leadership Fellowship: Public Health

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Leadership Fellowship is open to physicians who are at least five years out of training and who are committed to serving the Hispanic/Latino community. The 2022 program will run from May 2022 to March 2023. Fellows also will have an opportunity to present policy papers at NHMA's 2023 Annual Conference. 
Deadline is January 31, 2022

Learn More Contact Sophie Sibel at NHMA

Sexual Violence Core Advocacy Training

This five-day, 40-hour sexual violence advocacy training, offered by the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, will examine the dynamics and sociocultural context of sexual violence, healthy sexuality, and statewide sexual assault response. It will also cover advocacy strategies rooted in the neurobiology of trauma and the complex needs of racial, ethnic, and gender minority survivors.  
January 31-February 4, 2022, 10:00 a.m. ET

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

The spread of COVID-19 has led to a rise in health-related misinformation and disinformation across the globe. This week, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring A Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation, created by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and featuring an introduction by Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy. This is a reader-friendly toolkit for anyone wishing to understand how health misinformation spreads, why health misinformation can be harmful, and how to encourage others to be mindful of misinformation.

This toolkit is free to read, download, and share with your community. It can be accessed through the online catalog here.