FYI: Weekly Health Resources for June 15, 2022

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OMH Funding Opportunity Announcements: Black Youth Mental Health, Structural Racism, and Equitable Access to Language Services

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The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of 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 the dissemination and sustainability of these approaches.

OMH has released the following funding opportunity announcements for which applications are now being accepted:

OMH Celebrates Juneteenth

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OMH is proud to celebrate Juneteenth alongside communities across the nation. Let us remember and honor those who fought for emancipation today and continue the work to advance health equity.

Visit the OMH website to find statistics on Black health, including heart disease, infant mortality, and mental health, and learn about the lives and careers of Black men and women who have made an impact in important fields such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and sickle cell disease. Black/African American Health in the United States: A Pathfinder to Resources provides key articles, reports, and other resources that touch upon diseases, social determinants of health, racial justice, and other important topics on Black health.  


Victims of Human Trafficking
in Native Communities

Cooperative agreement from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).  
Deadline is June 27

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Teen Parenting and Independent Living for People Living with Mental Illness

Grant for New York City, Connecticut, and Virginia organizations from The Dammann Fund
Deadline is June 30

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Marian R. Stuart Grant

Mental and physical health research grant
from the American Psychological Foundation.  
Deadline is July 1

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Tribal Opioid Response Grants

Grant for Tribes or Tribal organizations from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Deadline is June 27

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Refugee Career Pathways Program

Afghan refugees social services grant from
the ACF Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Deadline is July 1

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Health Promotion and Access

Grant for California, Indiana, Massachusetts,
and Minnesota organizations from the
Boston Scientific Foundation
Deadline is July 1.  

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Webinars and Other Events

Breaking Down Barriers to Emergency Department Care for People with Sickle Cell Disease

Panel discussion hosted by the
American College of Emergency Physicians.  
June 16, at 2:00 p.m. ET


NCRN Regional Community Coalition Quarterly Meeting

Virtual meeting hosted by the National
COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN)
June 21, at 3:00 p.m. ET


Intimate Partner Violence Prevention: LGBTQ2S+

Webinar hosted by the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center (NIWRC).
June 23, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Maternal Equity in the 4th Trimester: Promising Practices
to Mental and Behavioral Health 

Webinar hosted by HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Region 2
June 21, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


5th Annual Intertribal Opioid Wellness Summit

Summit hosted by the Utah State University Extension's Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative.
June 21-24 in Vernal, Utah.   


Midwest Region Lead Workgroup Webinar: Lead Contamination

Two-session webinar hosted by Midwest Region federal agencies, including HHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
June 28, at 11:00 a.m. ET

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Resources: COVID-19

Illustration shows a Black family wearing masks. The father holds a shield that reads Vaccine.

The White House has announced an operational plan for COVID-⁠19 vaccinations for children under five. The Administration has made 10 million vaccine doses available for states, Tribes, territories, community health centers, federal pharmacy partners, and others to pre-order as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CDC conduct independent review processes of COVID vaccines for young children. 

CDC currently recommends COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, for everyone ages 5 years and older.

Request for Information: 2022 HHS Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan Draft Outline

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The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) has extended the comment period for the draft outline of the 2022 Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan. OASH seeks to identify actions and strategies to best address environmental injustices and health inequities for people of color, disadvantaged, vulnerable, low-income, marginalized, and Indigenous populations. The six proposed strategic elements of the plan are services, partnerships and community engagement, policy development and dissemination, research and data collection, education and training, and performance measures.
Extended deadline for comments is June 18

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Blueprint for Change: A National Framework for a System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Image shows a mother and her special needs child at a public park

In partnership with families, healthcare professionals, and other experts in the field, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau developed the Blueprint for Change.

The Blueprint is a national framework to advance a system of services for children and youth with special health care needs where they enjoy a full life and thrive in their community from childhood through adulthood.

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Clinical Trials

Increasing HIV/STIs Home Testing via a Digital Intervention
Among Black Women

This study, sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin, seeks Black women ages 15-59 years old who live in Travis County, Texas. The study aims to increase HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) testing, treatment, and pre-exposure prophylaxis adoption. The study will be carried out at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Early Life Exposures Among Children with Sickle Cell Disease

This study, sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, seeks parents (18-50 years old) of infants with sickle cell disease. This study aims to determine the relationship between adverse childhood experiences, social determinants of health, and nutrition/breastfeeding among children with sickle cell disease. The study will be carried out at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Workforce Development

Pacific Public Health Fellowship Program

The Pacific Public Health Fellowship Program, a collaborative effort between various U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands' health departments, the Pacific Island Health Officers' Association, and the CDC, is a two-year professional development program that provides new college graduates and early career professionals with hands-on learning experiences and training for a variety of public health careers in:

  • Guam
  • The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas
  • American Samoa
  • The U.S. Freely Associated States
  • The Federated States of Micronesia
  • The Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • The Republic of Palau

Deadline for application is June 30

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NHSA-AIM CCI Racial Equity Learning Series

The Racial Equity Learning Series (RELS), developed by the National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) and the Alliance for Maternal Health Community Care Initiative (AIM CCI), is a professional learning series that addresses racism's impact on maternal and child health. RELS includes seven modules on topics such as acknowledgment and acceptance of racism, institutional transformation, and personal and systemic change. RELS offers ten continuing education credits.  

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In honor of Men's Health Week and Wear Blue Day, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring a series of reports from Promundo on men's health and wellness. These reports delve into the complex social systems that influence masculine norms across the world. All of these reports are free to read and download.

  • Masculinities and Male Trauma: Making the Connections
  • Masculine Norms and Men's Health: Making the Connection
  • Masculinities and COVID-19: Making the Connections
  • Masculinities and Preventing Violent Extremism: Making the Connections
  • Masculine Norms and Violence: Making the Connections

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