FYI: Weekly Health Resources for June 8, 2022

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New OMH Funding Opportunity Announcement: Promoting Equitable Access to Language Services in Health and Human Services

New FY 2022 Funding Opportunity: Promoting Equitable Access to Language Services in Health and Human Services

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), and the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) announce the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 under the authority of 42 U.S.C. § 300u-6 (Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act). This notice solicits applications from public and non-profit private entities to be demonstration sites that identify and implement innovative strategies to enhance language access services through: (1) policy development and implementation; (2) technology utilization; (3) education for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP); and (4) education for providers, including medical support staff.

This initiative aligns with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, E.O. 13166 Improving Access to Services for Persons with LEP, and Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The initiative also builds on HHS's Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022, Objective 1.3 to improve access to healthcare and expand choices of care and service options, and Healthy People 2030 objective HC/HIT-D11 to increase the proportion of adults with LEP who say their providers explain things clearly.

OMH is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Through its demonstration projects, OMH supports the identification of effective approaches for improving health outcomes with the ultimate goal of promoting dissemination and sustainability of these approaches.
Technical Assistance Webinar, June 24, at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Deadline for applications is July 15, by 6:00 p.m. ET

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June is LGBTQI+ Pride Month

Happy Pride Month. Supporting Health Equity for All. HHS OMH.

June is Pride Month! Join OMH and HHS in advancing equality for LGBTQI+ children and families and preventing discrimination against LGBTQI+ people.

Visit the HHS LGBTQI+ Health & Well-being webpage for more information on how HHS is working to ensure that LGBTQI+ people, their families, and communities receive equal access to health services by providing enhanced resources for LGBTQI+ health issues, developing better information regarding LGBTQI+ health needs, and working to close the LGBTQI+ health disparities gap.

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Strategic Prevention Framework:
Partnerships for Success

Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Deadline is June 13

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Advancing Health Equity QuickFire Challenge

Population health translational research
grant from Johnson & Johnson Innovation.
Deadline is June 24.

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The BUILD Health Challenge

Health equity and racial justice grant from
the BUILD Funding Collaborative.
Deadline is June 30, by 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Patients in Need: Neonatal Research Initiative

Premature birth research grant from
the Little Giraffe Foundation.
Deadline for Letter of Intent is June 24

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Alaska Native Youth Training
and Technical Assistance

Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Deadlines are June 27 via
and July 11, by 8:59 p.m. ET via JustGrants

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Minority Research Grant Program 

Grant for institutions of higher education from
the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH).
Deadline is July 28

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Webinars and Other Events

Building a Village: Community Linkages for COVID-19 Vaccines and Beyond

Webinar hosted by the Health Resources
and Services Administration (HRSA).
June 9, at 3:00 p.m. ET.


Serving Up Knowledge:
A Buffet of Tips on Men's
Health and Wellness

Webinar hosted by OASH Region 4 and
the Memphis Empowerment Initiative
June 10, at 1:00 p.m. ET


National Black Family
Cancer Awareness Week

Conversations on Cancer panel hosted by
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Center of Excellence.
June 16, at 1:00 p.m. ET


White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Listening sessions hosted by the White House.
June 9, at 6:00 p.m. ET, in English,
June 13, at 1:00 p.m. ET, in Spanish,
and June 15, at 3:00 p.m. ET, in English.


MCN Health Network:
A Care Coordination Program
for Mobile Patients

Migrant health webinar hosted by the
Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN).
June 14, at 1:00 p.m. ET


COVID-19 Isn't Over Yet: Increasing Vaccinations Among Latinos in Overlooked Hotspots

COVID-19 Virtual Briefing webinar hosted
by the National Hispanic Medical Association
June 29, at 7:00 p.m. ET



Resources: COVID-19

Get your second COVID booster four months after your first booster

Don't let COVID threaten your long-term health. For people at higher risk for complications, getting a second COVID booster four months after your first booster helps prevent severe COVID disease.

Second boosters are recommended for people 12 and older who are immunocompromised and people 50 and older

Learn More Find Boosters Near You

Take Good Care Campaign Promotes Preventive Health Services

#TakeGoodCare with MyHealthFinder at

The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) Take Good Care campaign focuses on Black and Latina women ages 45 to 54 who are often in a caregiving role and may be managing their family's health care. Take Good Care is a call to action to encourage women to make their health a priority by using ODPHP's MyHealthfinder tool to learn about preventive services based on age, sex, and pregnancy status, as well as easy-to-understand information about clinical preventive services and other health topics.

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Resources for Coping with Traumatic Events

Illustration: An older man holds and comforts a young child

Responses to traumatic events such as the recent violence in Buffalo, New York, Uvalde, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma can be immediate or delayed. Most people have intense responses immediately following, and often for several weeks or months after a traumatic event. You may feel anxious, sad, or angry, have trouble concentrating and sleeping, and continually think about what happened. In some cases, you might have frightening thoughts, nightmares, or flashbacks to the experience. Children may wet their beds, have difficulty talking, or become unusually clingy. 

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) offers information on ways to cope and find help following a traumatic event. They also have publications on helping children and teens cope with traumatic events and post-traumatic stress disorder. These publications are available in English and Spanish.

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Preventing Black Male Suicides: A Roadmap for Action

Cover detail for Preventing Black Male Suicides: A Roadmap for Action

Preventing Black Male Suicides: A Roadmap for Action, published by Cities United, provides action steps that city mayors, community-based organizations, and other key stakeholders can implement within schools, primary care centers, and emergency departments to keep young Black men and boys from suicidal behaviors, including universal screening and detection, timely referral to evidence-based services, and timely intervention to prevent suicidal behavior. 

Learn More Download the Full Roadmap (PDF)

Clinical Trials

Symptom Management for Young Adult Cancer Survivors

This study, sponsored by Duke University and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), seeks volunteers ages 18-39 years old who were diagnosed with hematologic, breast, gastrointestinal, or endocrine cancers, melanoma, or germ cell tumors. The study will be carried out at the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, North Carolina.

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Telephone-Based Intervention to Treat Depression and Anxiety
in Hispanic Cancer Survivors

This study, sponsored by Wake Forest University Health Sciences and NCI, seeks Latino volunteers age 18 years and older. The study will be carried out at the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Workforce Development

HRSA Faculty Loan Repayment Program

The HRSA Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) repays a portion of faculty members' health professional student loan debt in return for service at an eligible health professions school.
FLRP webinar, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Deadline for application is June 30, by 7:30 p.m. ET

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NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity
in Health-Related Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) provides five-six years of support for mentored research training leading to a PhD, combined MD/PhD, or other formally combined professional and doctoral degree in biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical sciences. This fellowship enhances the diversity of the health-related workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from underrepresented population groups.
Deadlines are August 8 and December 8

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

This week, the OMH Knowledge Center is providing some recommended listening! The podcast series Let's Examine This is produced by The Partnership for Male Youth and brings in experts to discuss important health issues impacting adolescent boys today. Each episode focuses on a different topic and includes a small selection of related resources. The podcast is free to listen to, and episode transcriptions are available as well.

Click here to go to the Let's Examine This homepage.

Looking for more information on this topic? View our search tips page for guidance on searching the online catalog, or contact the OMH Knowledge Center directly for research assistance.