FYI: Weekly Health Resources for January 5, 2022

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HHS Selects Phase 1 Winners of the National Competition to Reduce HIV-Related Stigma and Disparities

HHS awards $20K to 15 winners moving forward to the next phase of the HIV Challenge. HHS OMH. OASH OIDHP.

Fifteen organizations and individuals have won the first phase of the HIV Challenge, sponsored by the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) in partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP). The HIV Challenge was created to engage individuals, communities, and community-based organizations to identify innovative and practical approaches to reduce HIV stigma and disparities and increase prevention and treatment among racial and ethnic minority communities.

The 15 winners were chosen from more than 80 submissions from individuals and organizations from around the U.S. Each Phase 1 winner will receive a prize of $20,000 and will advance to the second phase of the challenge.

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January 7 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 Close on January 7

There are only two days left 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 the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) has Tribal input 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. The Center TAC delegates must be: (1) elected Tribal officials from a federally recognized Tribe acting in their official capacity as elected officials of their Tribe, with authority to act on behalf of the Tribe; or (2) individuals designated by an elected Tribal official. 
Nomination deadline is January 7, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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2022 Spring Grants:
Japanese Seniors' Health

Senior health and services grant from the
JA Community Foundation.
Deadline for Letter of Inquiry is January 20.

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Spring Core Grants Cycle:
New Jersey

Women and girls' health grant from the
Jewish Women's Foundation of New Jersey.
Deadline for Letter of Intent is January 31

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Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control and Patient Safety

Infectious diseases grant from the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Deadline is February 11, by 11:59 p.m. ET

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Grant for Southern Women and Girls of Color Led Organizations

Grant from the Ms. Foundation for Women
Deadline for Letter of Inquiry is
January 21, by 5:00 p.m. ET

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Grants to States to Support
Oral Health Workforce Activities

Grant from the Health Resources and
Services Administration (HRSA)
Deadline is January 31

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Center for Rapid Surveillance
of Tobacco: Use Behavior and Product Marketing

Research cooperative agreement from the 
National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Deadline for Letter of Intent is March 20.

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Webinars and Other Events

Exploring PHICCS I:
Tribal Public Health Workforce

Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS) webinar hosted by the
National Indian Health Board.
January 19, 3:00 p.m. ET


Advancing Health Equity and Addressing Disparities in Arizona

COVID-19 response webinar hosted by the Arizona Telemedicine Program.
January 20, 2:00 p.m. ET


Teaching Safe Infant Sleep in AI/AN Communities

Webinar hosted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
March 16, 2:00 p.m. ET.


What Has Happened and What
to Look for in Telehealth in 2022

Webinar hosted by the
Center for Connected Health Policy.
January 20, 2:00 p.m. ET


Glaucoma 360

New Horizons Forum, Glaucoma Symposium, and Optometric Glaucoma Symposium hosted
by the Glaucoma Research Foundation.
February 10-12 in San Francisco, California


Beyond the Pandemic: A Time
for Enthusiasm and Growth

Conference hosted by the
Society of American Indian Dentists.
June 22-25 in Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico.

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Resources: COVID-19

Keep up your protection against COVID. We Can Do This. Image shows an older Latino man wearing a mask.

COVID-19 vaccines continue to work very well at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Everyone age 16+ can now get a booster shot to keep up their protection. Find free vaccines and boosters near you at

The CDC has shortened the recommended time for isolation. People with COVID-19 should isolate for five days and, if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by five days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.

Resource: Native Hawaiian Data Book 2021

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Native Hawaiian Data Book 2021 offers continuously updated data on the physical, sociological, psychological, and economic needs of Native Hawaiians. It includes chapters on health and vital statistics, housing, employment, education, environmental health, crime, and more. 

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Call for Information: Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response

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The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) seeks examples of emergency preparedness planning, response, or recovery among Tribes, rural communities, healthcare facilities, public health departments, first responders, rural serving organizations, and others who have had to adapt, collaborate, and innovate in the face of disasters and public health emergencies. Examples will be shared in an emergency preparedness toolkit on the RHIhub website.

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Clinical Trials

Macular Damage in Early Glaucoma and Progression

This study, sponsored by Columbia University and the National Eye Institute (NEI), seeks patients, ages 18-85 years old, seen in Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) eye clinics and enrolled in their cross-sectional database. The study will be carried out at the CUMC Harkness Eye Institute in New York City, New York. 

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Providing Financial Incentives to Improve Attending Eye Care Visits for Glaucoma

This study, sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the CDC, seeks Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino volunteers, age 40 years or older, with diabetes, a glaucoma associated diagnosis, or a family history of glaucoma. The study will be carried out at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. 

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Workforce Development

CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship

The CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship is a post-doctoral research fellowship that addresses public health demand for quantitative policy analysis, health economics-based inquiry, and integrative health services research, including an optional Analytics and Modeling Track.
Deadline for application is January 21

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Training: Glaucoma Educator Course

The Prevent Blindness Glaucoma Educator Course is a free, self-guided online course for healthcare professionals and community health educators that trains you to deliver patient education about glaucoma and the methods for prevention and vision preservation to those at highest risk for developing glaucoma.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See Our Newest Acquisitions

Recommended Reading

In recognition of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is highlighting a small collection of consumer resources and a social media toolkit from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Eye Institute (NEI). These resources feature easy-to-read information and are free to access, download, and share.

Each resource can be accessed through links in the online catalog here.