FYI: Weekly Health Resources for January 19, 2022

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Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Now Available

Image shows a COVID-19 home test kit

You can now order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests at Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of four free at-home tests from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Here's what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

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Join the Let's Take Charge! campaign on Lupus Clinical Trials

Common Symptoms of Lupus: Fever, Arthritis, Stomach Pain, and Ankle Swelling

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that has a disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minority populations. We need diverse participation in lupus research to help ensure that products and treatments for all patients living with lupus are safe and effective.

With the Let’s Take Charge! campaign, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (FDA OMHHE) are raising awareness about the importance of racial and ethnic minority participation in lupus clinical trials. The campaign, available in English and Spanish, addresses patient concerns and myths about research. Together, we can advance health equity and improve the lives of those impacted by this chronic, incurable disease.

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Mental Health Programs: New York City and Philadelphia

Mental health services grant from the
van Ameringen Foundation.
Deadline for Letter of Inquiry is February 4.

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Evaluation of Substance Use and Overdose Prevention Programs

Cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Deadline is February 22, by 5:00 p.m. ET

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Tribal Practices for Wellness
in Indian Country

Cooperative agreement for Tribal governments
and organizations from the CDC
Deadline is March 16.  

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Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Nurse-led Tech

Health technology grant for nurses and nursing students from Johnson & Johnson
Deadline is February 4

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Innovation Fund: Family
and Child Health

Mental health and public health grant
from the Tow Foundation
Deadline is February 28

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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program: Behavioral Health Care Support

Grant from the Health Resources and
Services Administration (HRSA)
Deadline is April 19

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Webinars and Other Events

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children: Webinars in Cantonese and Mandarin

Asian-language webinars hosted by the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center.
January 19, at 6:00 p.m. ET, in Cantonese.
January 20, at 6:00 p.m. ET, in Mandarin

CMS Tribal Health Leaders Trainings: Health Insurance

14-part training series hosted by the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Every Thursday from January 20 to April 21,
at 2:00 p.m. ET


Enhancing Tribal Environmental Health Programs: COVID-19

Nine-part webinar series hosted by the
National Indian Health Board
January 26 to September 28, at 4:00 p.m. ET


Breastfeeding among
Individuals Living with HIV

Webinar hosted by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey.
January 20, at 1:00 p.m. ET


COVID-19 Virtual Briefing: Veterans and Telehealth

COVID-19 Virtual Briefing Series webinar hosted by the National Hispanic Medical Association.
January 26, at 7:00 p.m. ET


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Town Hall

Planning webinar hosted by the CDC
Let's Stop HIV Together
January 27, at 1:00 p.m. ET



Resources: COVID-19

COVID-19: At-home test image

As of January 15, insurance companies and health plans are required to cover the costs of eight FDA-approved, over-the-counter at-home COVID-19 tests per insured individual per month. 

The Urban Indian Health Institute has created a searchable map of COVID-19 treatment sites and clinical trials in Indian country

The CDC has published guidance on Rural Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and Uptake Strategies

Youth Create!: A Collection of Youth-Created Content

Youth Create!: A Collection of Youth-Created Content

As part of its youth engagement efforts, the HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) invited young people ages 13-21 from its Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) grantee programs to submit videos, poems, stories, art, photos, and voice recordings for Youth Create! Submissions addressed at least one of the following prompts: What has helped you and other youth get through the pandemic? How has being part of a TPP program impacted your life? What does a healthy future mean to you and others your age?

Explore the Collection View the Compilation Video

Report to Congress on Leveraging Federal Programs to Prevent and Control Diabetes and Its Complications

Cover detail for the Report to Congress on Leveraging Federal Programs to Prevent and Control Diabetes and Its Complications

The CDC estimates that almost 11 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes. The Report to Congress on Leveraging Federal Programs to Prevent and Control Diabetes and Its Complications, released by the National Clinical Care Commission (NCCC), highlights strategies to prevent and manage diabetes, including addressing social determinants of health and promoting health equity in access to diabetes care. 

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Clinical Trials

Families Becoming Healthy Together

This study, sponsored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), seeks overweight children ages 8-12 years old and at least one caregiver age 18 years or older. This 18-months-long study will test a new nutrition program to examine its effect on body mass index. The study will be carried out at the Healthy Eating and Activity Lab at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

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Healthy Caregivers Healthy Children (HC3 Study)

This study, sponsored by the University of Miami and the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau, seeks at-risk children age 2 years or older who are enrolled in a Miami-Dade County childcare center. This study will further develop the Health Caregivers Healthy Children (HC2) program, which encourages obesity prevention through healthy eating and physical activity. The study will be carried out at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. 

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Workforce Development

HCAI Scholarships for Nurses and Other Health Professionals

The California Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) offers six scholarships for California residents who agree to provide direct patient care on a full time basis in a designated shortage area in California for a minimum of one year:

  • Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program
  • Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program
  • Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
  • Vocational Nurse Scholarship Program

Deadline to apply for all scholarships is February 22, by 3:00 p.m. PT.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of Healthy Weight Week, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring a collection of resources on physical activity, healthy eating, and weight stigma. Resources range from consumer-friendly booklets to policy guidelines and reference materials for healthcare providers. All resources are free to access through links in the online catalog.

To view the items in this collection, click here.