FYI: Weekly Health Resources for June 1, 2022

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Celebrate Men's Health Month in June

Men's Health Month. Image shows a Black man with his son.

Throughout June, Men's Health Month aims to encourage boys and men to take charge of their overall health by implementing healthy living decisions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 13.2% of men aged 18 and over are in fair or poor health. The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) Six Plays for Men's Health remind men and boys that they can improve their health by seeking medical advice and taking other important steps, such as making healthy food choices, staying active, quitting smoking, getting regular checkups, taking care of their mental health, and getting the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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Funding Opportunity from OMH: Community-Driven Approaches to Address Factors Contributing to Structural Racism in Public Health

FOA: Community-Driven Approaches to Address Factors Contributing to Structural Racism in Public Health

The OMH Community-Driven Approaches to Address Factors Contributing to Structural Racism in Public Health initiative will build upon the OMH-funded FY2021 Framework to Address Health Disparities through Collaborative Policy Efforts Initiative. In doing so, recipients will utilize and build on the tools developed by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). Recipients under this announcement will utilize the NNPHI's assessment framework and tools and other established frameworks/tools. Recipients will demonstrate the effectiveness of these tools to increase the capacity of community-led teams to identify policy impacts that may create or perpetuate health disparities by contributing to structural racism.Technical Assistance Webinar, June 9, at 3:00 p.m. ET.Deadline is July 15, by 6:00 p.m. ET.

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Funding Opportunity from OMH: Demonstrating Policy Effectiveness to Promote Black Youth Mental Health Initiative

New Funding Opportunity: Demonstrating Policy Effectiveness to Promote Black Youth Mental Health Initiative

The OMH Demonstrating Policy Effectiveness to Promote Black Youth Mental Health initiative seeks to identify health and wellness policies that are successful in improving Black youth mental health, including suicide prevention.

Demonstration projects will implement evidence-based policies, pilot policy assessment protocols that will determine the level of effectiveness of general health and wellness policies in diverse settings, and develop and carry out demonstrations of selected innovative and culturally effective policy approaches.
Deadline for application is June 22, by 6:00 p.m. ET.

Learn More Watch the Technical Assistance Webinar


Cancer Control Research
in Persistent Poverty Areas

Specialized center cooperative agreement
from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Deadline for Letters of Intent is June 6

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Health Equity and Diversity
in STEM Innovation Fund

Workforce diversity grant from Genentech
and the Genentech Foundation
Deadline is June 10

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Community Health Worker Training Program

Public Health Training Centers Program
grant from the HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce
Deadline is June 14

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Family-Based Alternative Sentencing Program

Social determinants of health grant from
the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Deadlines are June 6 via and
June 21, by 8:59 p.m. ET via JustGrants.

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State Maternal Health Innovation and Data Capacity Program

Funding from the Health Resources and
Services Administration (HRSA).
Deadline is June 13.

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Ending the HIV/HCV Epidemics
in Indian Country

Funding for Tribal governments and organizations from the Indian Health Service (IHS)
Deadline is June 17

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Webinars and Other Events

White House and HRSA on
Test-to-Treat for COVID-19

Webinar hosted by the White House and HRSA.
Webinar ID: 161 896 3980.
June 2, at 2:00 p.m. ET

Join Live at the Time of the Event

National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening

Virtual conference hosted by the
U.S. Breastfeeding Committee.
June 7-9, at 12:00 p.m. ET.  


Enhancing Tribal Environmental Health Programs: COVID-19

Webinar series hosted by the
National Indian Health Board.
June 22, July 27, August 24,
and September 28, 
at 4:00 p.m. ET


Public-Private Collaborations
in Rural Health

Virtual and in-person conference hosted
by Grantmakers In Health.
June 2-3, at 9:00 a.m. ET
in Washington, DC 
and online


APHA Policy Action Institute

Virtual and in-person conference hosted by the American Public Health Association (APHA).
June 14, at 9:00 a.m. ET
in Washington, DC and online


Call for Abstracts: 50th Annual SCDAA National Convention

Virtual conference hosted by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA)
October 11-15.
Deadline for abstracts is June 22

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Resources: COVID-19

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The CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) hosted a call on Evaluating and Supporting Patients Presenting with Cognitive Symptoms Following COVID. Presenters discussed post-COVID conditions and health consequences present four or more weeks after infection with SARS-CoV-2, including long COVID.

Watch the Recorded COCA Call

Baby Formula Shortage Social Media Toolkit

Resources to Help Families Find Formula During the Infant Formula Shortage:

HHS has developed multilingual infant formula resources and an Infant Formula Resources Multilingual Social Media Toolkit, available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese. The toolkit includes graphics and sample social copy.

Please spread the word to communities affected by this shortage and share the social media messages and graphics on this page available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese

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AHRQ National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Cover detail for the AHRQ National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 2021 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report provides an overview of the healthcare system and summarizes access, quality, and disparity measures. The Quality and Disparity sections are
further divided into domain-specific chapters, including Disparities in Healthcare chapters on American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN), Asian, Black, Latino, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander populations. 

Learn More Download the Full Report (PDF)

Pledge to Take the 2022 U.S. Trans Survey

Pledge to take the 2022 U.S. Trans Survey

The National Center for Transgender Equality calls on transgender, two-spirit, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people to pledge to participate in the 2022 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS). The USTS documents the lives and experiences of trans and other gender diverse people in the U.S. and U.S. territories and the disparities that many members of this community face. It gathers data on health, employment, income, involvement with the criminal justice system, and other social determinants of health.   

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Clinical Trials

First Heroes: Engaging Fathers in the First 1,000 Days

This study, sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital and HRSA, seeks first-time mother and father dyads where both parties are 18 years or older. The First Heroes study plans to influence weight and health trajectories, modify disease risk, and improve health care services for mother-father-infant triads from racial and ethnic minority populations. The study will be carried out within the MassGeneral Brigham Healthcare system in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Testing THRIVE 365 for Black Sexual Minority Men

This study, sponsored by Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyTHRIVE Social Services, the Positive Impact Health Centers, and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), seeks Black sexual minority men (BSMM) age 16 years or older. THRIVE 365 provides four areas of support for BSMM: HIV and mental health knowledge, positive social connections, connecting clients to BSMM-affirming healthcare, and providing resources for housing, transportation, and other social determinants of health. The study will be carried out at Rutgers in Newark, New Jersey.

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Workforce Development

Apply for a Scholarship to Attend the 2022 Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute

The Black Mamas Matter Alliance is offering ten scholarships to attend the 2022 Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute. The institute will address Black birth justice, reproductive justice, and the development of human rights frameworks. 
September 17-18 in Washington, DC
Deadline for applications is TODAY, June 1, by 2:59 a.m. ET

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Urban Indian Organizations Training: Skills for Strong Grants: Developing Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes

This Urban Indian Health Institute workshop will focus on developing practical skills related to grant writing goals, objectives, and outcomes as essential building blocks for competitive grant proposals, exceptional programs, and accountable reporting.

Priority registration for this workshop is held for urban Indian organizations, IHS-funded urban Indian health programs, and members of the National Urban Indian Family Coalition. 
June 7, at 11:00 a.m. ET

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Please Answer the Call! 988 Lifeline Suicide & Crisis Network Jobs 

According to the CDC, suicide is the ninth leading cause of death among AI/AN people, and the suicide rate among non-Hispanic AI/AN males ages 15-34 years old is 68.4 per 100,000. On July 16, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) will transition to an easy-to-remember, three-digit number: 988. This represents an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen and expand the existing network of over 200 locally operated and funded crisis centers across the country.

In advance of the 988 transition in July, the Lifeline suicide and crisis network is looking to bring on new volunteers and paid employees to answer calls, chats, and texts from people in crisis. All employees and volunteers will receive training. 

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In observance of Men's Health Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring a collection of resources on health issues affecting men and boys. Topics range from mental health, preventative care, cardiovascular health, prostate and colorectal cancer, HIV care, and more. All of these resources are available to read for free.

To view this collection in the online catalog, click here.