FYI: Weekly Health Resources for June 22, 2022

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HHS Selects Phase 2 Winners of the National Competition to Reduce HIV-Related Stigma and Disparities

HHS awards $40K to 7 winners of the HIV Challenge's second phase. HHS OMH, HHS OASH.

Seven organizations and individuals have won the second phase of the HIV Challenge, sponsored by the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) in partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP).

The HIV Challenge, launched in July 2021, is designed to engage individuals, communities, and community-based organizations to identify innovative and practical approaches to reduce HIV stigma and disparities and increase uptake of HIV prevention and treatment among racial and ethnic minority communities.

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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

OASH and OMH are soliciting applications from public and non-profit private entities to become demonstration sites that identify and implement innovative strategies to enhance language access services through:

  • Policy development and implementation
  • Technology utilization
  • Education for individuals with limited English proficiency
  • Education for providers, including medical support staff

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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OMH Announces Launch of the State, Island, and Territory Health Equity Strategic Objectives - Community of Practice

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OMH, in partnership with the National Association of State Offices of Minority Health (NASOMH) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), will host a kick-off meeting on June 27 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET for a new Community of Practice.

The State, Island, and Territory Health Equity Strategic Objectives - Community of Practice (SITHE-COP) will provide a forum for sustained engagement of States, Islands, and Territories in member-led, peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and open discussion of resources, best practices, and strategies to support collective action toward developing health disparity/health equity objectives in health plans. Directors and/or staff from State, Island, and Territory health departments (S/THD); Offices of Minority Health; Offices of Health Equity; and any other offices that are responsible for the State Health Improvement Plans (SHIPs) are invited to participate. To register, please send an email with your contact information to



Rural Northern Border Region Healthcare Support Program

Funding for Maine, N.H., N.Y., and V.T. organizations from the Health Resources
and Services Administration (HRSA)
Deadline is July 1

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Nonmedical Assistance: 
Older Adults, Adults with Disabilities, and Caregivers

Grant from the National Community Care Corps
Deadline is July 8, by 5:00 p.m. ET.  

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Family Medicine Cares
USA Program

Grant for free clinics from the American
Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

Deadline is July 15, by 8:00 p.m. ET.  

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Zero Suicide Initiative Coordinating Center

Funding for Tribal organizations and governments from the Indian Health Service (IHS)
Deadline is July 6

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Community-based Approaches
to Prevent and Address Hate Crimes

Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Deadline is July 12 via
and July 18 via JustGrants, by 8:59 p.m. ET

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Native Voices Rising

Social justice grant for Native-led organizations from the Common Counsel Foundation
and Native Americans in Philanthropy.
Deadline is July 15

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Webinars and Other Events

Promising Practices to Overcome Barriers to HIV Prevention and Treatment

Webinar hosted by the Region 4 HRSA Office
of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

TODAY, June 22, at 12:00 p.m. ET


Overcoming Barriers to Research in Underrepresented Populations

Webinar hosted by Asian Women For Health
June 23, at 12:00 p.m. ET


Addressing Housing for Victims/Survivors of Violence
in Indigenous Communities

Virtual Specialty Institute hosted by the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center.
June 28-30


Ending the HIV Epidemic:
Quarterly Stakeholder Webinar

Webinar hosted by HHS and
TODAY, June 22, at 2:00 p.m. ET


Assisting Victims of Hate Crimes

Preventing Youth Hate Crimes & Identity-Based Bullying Initiative webinar series hosted by
the DOJ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
June 23, at 2:00 p.m. ET


Session Proposals: Arizona Health Equity Conference

Hybrid conference hosted by the
Arizona Health Equity Coalition.
September 29 in Phoenix, Arizona and online.
Deadline for proposals is August 15



Resources: COVID-19

Illustration shows a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children down to six months of age. Find vaccines near you.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, by the end of November 2021, disparities in vaccination coverage for some racial and ethnic groups narrowed. Coverage was similar for non-Hispanic Black (78.2%), Hispanic (81.3%), Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (75.7%), and non-Hispanic White (78.7%) adults.

Special Report: Raising Awareness of Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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DOJ and HHS have issued a new guidance report that provides an overview of the rise of hate crimes and hate incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a surge of hate crimes and incidents against Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. The report offers steps that healthcare providers, clinics, health systems, law enforcement, government officials, and others can take to raise awareness of increased hate crimes and incidents, and use this heightened awareness as a tool for the prevention of and response to hate crimes.

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2021 Annual Report to Congress of the CPSTF: Spotlight on Children's Mental Health

2021 Annual Report to Congress. Report features recommended interventions for children's mental health.

The 2021 Annual Report to Congress of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) features a spotlight on children's mental health. It highlights CPSTF recommendations for school-based cognitive behavioral therapy programs that can help improve children's access to mental health services. The report summarizes CPSTF's work in fiscal year 2021, including nine recommendations and findings for intervention approaches that address heart disease, HIV, nutrition, and physical activity, and three economic findings related to asthma, health equity, and heart disease. The report lists critical evidence gaps identified from the systematic reviews that are the basis for the CPSTF recommendations and highlights priority topics selected by CPSTF to guide future reviews.

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Let's Stop HIV Together LGBTQ+ Resource: Pride-In-A-Box

Illustration shows a diverse group of LGBTQ+ people smiling and waving

The CDC Let's Stop HIV Together campaign has developed Pride-In-A-Box, a guide that contains information and resources to help community-based organizations, AIDS service organizations, local health departments, digital influencers, and other stakeholders work together to plan Pride month activities and raise awareness about HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and stigma. The guide offers tips, sample social media posts, and graphics for day-of, virtual, and post-Pride activities. 

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Clinical Trials

Ending the HIV Epidemic Through Point-of-Care Technologies

This study, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and the CDC, seeks volunteers age 18 years or older who are living with or at high risk for HIV (men who have sex with men [MSM], transgender individuals, and people who use injection drugs). This study will evaluate the efficacy of rapid, point-of-care HIV testing that allows providers to test for HIV infection and link patients to treatment and prevention therapies during the same clinical visit. The study will be carried out at the following locations in Baltimore, Maryland:

  • Baltimore City Health Department Health and Wellness Centers, Sexual Health Clinics
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital Emergency Department
  • The John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice 

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HealthMindr App to Increase Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Uptake and Retention Among MSM

This study, sponsored by Emory University, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), seeks MSMs ages 18-34 years old who are HIV negative or have never tested for HIV. The study will be carried out at the following locations:

  • George Washington University in Washington, DC
  • Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
  • The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi

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Workforce Development

AETC National HIV Curriculum

The AIDS Education & Training Center (AETC) National HIV Curriculum is a free educational website, created by the University of Washington, that provides ongoing, up-to-date information needed to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care. The curriculum includes 37 lessons, 17 clinical screening tools and calculators, and offers free continuing education (CE) credits and contact hours for medical professionals and nurses.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of World Sickle Cell Day, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring up-to-date guidelines from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) on treating common chronic complications of sickle cell disease. 2019-2021 ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sickle Cell Disease: What You Should Know addresses the treatment of kidney disease, blood transfusion, cerebrovascular disease, chronic pain, and stem cell transplantation. These guidelines were developed in partnership with the Evidence-Based Practice Research Program at the Mayo Clinic and included expertise from over 70 clinicians and patient representatives.

This document is free to read and can be accessed through the online catalog here.