FYI: Weekly Health Resources for July 13, 2022

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Approaching Deadlines for OMH's Equitable Access to Language Services and Structural Racism Funding Opportunities: July 15

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The deadline is approaching to apply for two of the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH)'s FY 2022 funding opportunities:

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 goal of promoting the dissemination and sustainability of these approaches.
Deadline for both funding opportunities is July 15, by 6:00 p.m. ET

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Read the Latest Blog in OMH's New Health Equity Series: Advancing the Response to COVID-19

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OMH is committed to continuing to advance the response to COVID-19 in communities of color. The new OMH blog series, Advancing the Response to COVID-19, catches up with some of the presenters that participated in OMH's September 2020 COVID-19 virtual symposium

The latest blog in the series is a follow-up interview with Sudarshan Pyakurel, M.A., Executive Director of Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio, and community leader and advocate for social justice. In this interview, Mr. Pyakurel discusses how the project has evolved to continue serving refugee, immigrant, and Limited English Proficiency communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Read Mr. Pyakurel's Full Blog 

Read the Previous Blog in the Series: Matías Valenzuela, Ph.D.


Senior Health and Services, History, Arts and Culture, and Youth: Japanese Americans

Grant from the JA Community Foundation
Deadline for Letters of Inquiry is July 21

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Health Inequities Research
Grant Program

Support for research studies that identify disparities in health care and propose data-driven solutions grant from the Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition
Deadline for Brief Proposals is July 29

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Health Care Models for Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions from Populations that Experience Health Disparities: Advancing Health Care towards Health Equity

Research project grant from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effective adaptation, integration, and implementation of recommended guidelines of care of persons with multiple chronic conditions from populations that experience health disparities.  
Deadline for Letter of Intent is August 7.  

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Advancing Disability Justice Grant: Oregon and Southwest Washington

Grants for projects that are led by and focus on disabled, neurodivergent and d/Deaf Black, Indigenous and people of color from the
Northwest Health Foundation
Deadline is July 28, by 3:00 p.m. ET.

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Accelerating the Prevention and Control of HIV, Hepatitis, STDs, and TB: U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands

Cooperative agreement from the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Deadline is July 31

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Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems

Grant for state, county, city or township, and special district governments from the CDC
Deadline is August 15

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Webinars and Other Events

Social and Cultural Contributors to Pain and Disparity

Virtual NIH Pain Seminar Series event hosted
by the National Center for Complementary
and Integrative Health

July 14, at 11:00 a.m. ET


RejuveNation: Building Resilience in Urban Native Youth

Three-part webinar series hosted by the
National Council of Urban Indian Health
July 18 and July 22, at 7:00 p.m. ET
and July 20, at 6:30 p.m. ET.  


Racism and Our Families' Health: Connecting the Dots

Two-part webinar for faith-based organizations
hosted by Bronx Health REACH and the
Center for Racial Justice in Education.
July 19 and 21, at 6:00 p.m. ET.  


Interrupting the Cycle of Youth Violence: Gang-Involved Youth

Webinar hosted by the Office of Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention's
National Gang Center

July 14, at 2:00 p.m. ET


What COVID-19 Can Teach Us about Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Community Partnerships

Spanish-language webinar hosted by the
Migrant Clinicians Network
July 19, at 1:00 p.m. ET


Call to Action: Advancing Health Equity Through a Multi-Agency Collaborative Approach

Health Equity Guide webinar hosted by
the Children's Safety Network.
July 20, at 1:00 p.m. ET



Resources: COVID-19

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Based on the latest data, the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels tool can help communities decide what prevention steps to take. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. The tool is available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. 

Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area. 

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Resources: Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Many adults who live with mental health disorders exhibit symptoms in childhood and adolescence—but these symptoms are often not recognized or addressed. Early treatment for children and teens can help prevent more severe, lasting problems as they grow up.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides a list of warning signs, as well as brochures and other resources on mental health topics such as anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, and more. 

Help is available. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988 or 1-800-273-8255

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New Podcast: House Calls with Dr. Vivek Murthy

Introducing a podcast hosted by the U.S. Surgeon General. Because conversations can be healing. House Calls with Dr. Vivek Murthy.

Conversations can be healing. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy launched a new podcast, House Calls with Dr. Vivek Murthy, highlighting the vital need for people to build connections with one another, not just for individual health and wellbeing, but for our collective recovery as a nation. Guests will include experts and thought leaders in their field who have found ways to forge deeper connections, showcase a human-centered view of public health, and build community and healing.

Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Podcasts

Clinical Trials

Trial with the Treatment of Sertraline in Youth with Generalized, Separation and/or Social Anxiety Disorders

This phase 4 clinical trial, sponsored by the University of Cincinnati and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), seeks children 8-12 years old and adolescents ages 13-17 years old to test an evidence-based antidepressant, sertraline (Zoloft). The study will be carried out at:

  • University of Columbia, New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York, New York
  • University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio

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An Adaptive Algorithm-Based Approach to Treatment for Adolescent Depression

This study, sponsored by the University of Minnesota and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), seeks children age 12 years old and adolescents ages 13-17 years old diagnosed with major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, or depressive disorder Not Elsewhere Classified (NEC). The study will be carried out at the Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Workforce Development

Training: "Clinical Justice" for Black Men and Boys in the Age of Mass Incarceration and Mass Trauma

This virtual training, provided by the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center and the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, is intended for individuals working in the HHS Region 5 states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The training covers the following topics: 

  • How racial and gender disparities are created for Black males in the mental health field. 
  • Therapeutic techniques and procedures specific to working with Black males.
  • Different levels of practitioner skills and goals when working with Black males. 

Registrants who fully attend this event or training will be eligible to receive 1.5 hours of continuing education from Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services. Certificates are sent by the host to all qualifying individuals approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the event or training.
July 21, at 9:00 a.m. ET

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

This week, the OMH Knowledge Center is highlighting the newly expanded Health Literacy Activities by State website from the CDC and a small collection of resources on health literacy from the OMH Knowledge Center catalog. The Health Literacy Activities by State website now includes programs from Alaska, California, Hawai’i, Montana, and New Mexico, in addition to programs in 43 other states. Each program highlighted on the website focuses on advancing health literacy through research, education, professional training, and more.

To access the small collection of free resources on health literacy, visit the OMH Knowledge Center catalog here.