FYI: Weekly Health Resources for May 4, 2022

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OMH Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Building Legacy Together: Our Communities' Journey of Strength and Resilience

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May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) Heritage Month, a celebration of AA and NHPI individuals and communities. For centuries, AA and NHPIs have shaped and strengthened the fabric of this nation. Yet many AA and NHPI communities continue to face barriers to prosperity and safety, including xenophobic violence, as well as the disproportionate health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will celebrate AA and NHPI communities' journey of resilience and pay tribute to generations of AA and NHPIs who paved the way for greater opportunity. We also recommit ourselves to confronting discrimination and hate in all their forms – so that together, we can create an America that is truly equitable and inclusive for all. Here's to our shared legacy, strength, and unity! 

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Care for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Health disparities research grant from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadlines for Letters of Intent are
May 5 and September 5.

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Social Determinants of Health Grants: Native Hawaiians

Grants from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Deadlines are May 6, 13, 20, and 27,
and June 10.  

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Springfield Research Fund Grant: LGBTQ+ Health

Anti-discrimination research grant from the American Psychological Foundation (APF).
Deadline is May 15.  

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Epidemiologic Studies: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

Notice of Special Interest from NIH.
Deadlines for Letters of Intent are
May 5 and September 5

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ACT on Health Equity: Community Solutions Challenge

Community health grant from AstraZeneca
Deadline is May 13

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Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program

Grants for institutions of higher education from
the U.S. Department of Education
Deadline is June 6

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Webinars and Other Events

Inaugural Annual NIH AA
and NHPI Health Research Conference

Virtual conference hosted by the NIH AA
and NHPI Health Scientific Interest Group
TODAY, May 4 and May 5.


10th State of Asian Women's Health Conference

Virtual conference hosted by
Asian Women for Health
May 10, at 10:30 a.m. ET


Community Conversations on COVID-19: Asian Americans

Webinar hosted by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum.
Live interpretation will be available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Hmong.
May 10, at 7:00 p.m. ET


Mental Health and Wellness
in Activism Panel

Webinar hosted by the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans and A Safe Haven for Asians and Asian Americans.
May 5, at 4:00 p.m. ET


Celebrating AA and NHPI Mental Health Webinar Series

Three-part series hosted by the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association.

Legislative Leadership Summit

Summit hosted by the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
May 23-24 in Washington, DC



Resources: COVID-19

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Find guidance on COVID-19 testing, vaccines, treatment, and masks at, available in English, Chinese, and Spanish. The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has also published Chinese-language and Spanish-language versions of their Test to Treat fact sheet

The AA & NH/PI COVID-19 Needs Assessment Project has published the findings of Phase 1 of its needs assessment, including COVID-19's impact on AA and NHPI mental health, healthcare access, and safety.  

View the recorded version of The Importance of COVID-19 Booster Shots for AA and NHPI Communities, a webinar hosted by the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations and We Can Do This.  

Report: AA and NHPI Community Data Needed to Assess Better Health Outcomes

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The American Medical Association report, AAPI Community Data Needed to Assess Better Health Outcomes, gives a historical overview of federal AA and NHPI data collection. The report also outlines current federal, state, local, private, and non-government AA and NHPI data collection efforts, emphasizes the need for continued surveillance of data collection initiatives, and calls for greater granularity of data collection on AA and NHPI communities. 

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Resource: Anger Management for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Clients, Korean Version

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The Anger Management for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Clients manual and its companion Participant Handbook, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), contains a 12-week cognitive-behavioral anger management group treatment model. It includes specific instructions and suggested remarks for group leaders, and exercises for group members. The manual and workbook are available in English and Korean

Therapy Manual (Korean)

Participant Workbook (Korean)

Clinical Trials

Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America

This study, sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco, Northwestern University, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and New York University, seeks Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepali, and Sri Lankan volunteers ages 40-84 years old. This study aims to understand the causes of heart disease and stroke in South Asians and compare these causes to those in other racial and ethnic groups. The study will be carried out at the following locations:

  • University of California in San Francisco, California
  • Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois
  • New York University in New York, New York

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Positive Activities for Asian American Cancer Patients and Caregivers

This study, sponsored by the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and NIH, seeks Asian American volunteers ages 25-70 years old who are actively undergoing cancer therapies such as chemotherapy or radiation. The study will be carried out at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

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Workforce Development

APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship: Stigma and Mental Illness

Research shows that AA and NHPI communities have lower levels of mental health help-seeking due to the stigma associated with mental illness. The APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects on understanding and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness.
Deadline is May 15.

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APAICS Youth Leadership Academy

The APAICS Youth Leadership Academy, in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, is a week-long leadership development and enrichment program for AA and NHPI high school students. It provides students the opportunity to learn about government and public policy issues impacting the AA and NHPI community and how AA and NHPI youth can be more involved in the political process.
Program dates are August 14-19 in Washington, DC
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians,
and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI) Internships

WHIAANHPI offers full-time internships at the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Interns will assist OCR staff on AA and NHPI issues and priorities, including anti-Asian bias and hate, COVID-19 recovery, capacity building, civil rights, data disaggregation, economic development, education, health, language access, workforce diversity, and more. Applicants for intern positions must be diploma, certificate, or degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students.
Deadlines for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 sessions to be announced.

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OMH Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring a collection of resources authored by, and written about, important AA and NHPI scholars who have shaped modern medicine and public health. These resources are available to read for free and can be accessed through links in the online catalog.

To view this collection in the catalog, click here.