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You Are Invited: Protecting Our Children and Youth from COVID-19: Information for Parents, Caregivers, and Community Partners, July 29

Protecting Our Children and Youth from COVID-19 webinar. Image shows 5 children dressed as super heroes.

Everyone ages six months and older can now get vaccinated against COVID-19, and everyone ages five years and older can get a booster if eligible. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a key step in protecting children and youth from getting very sick or dying from COVID-19.

The Protecting Our Children and Youth from COVID-19: Information for Parents, Caregivers, and Community Partners webinar, hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE), will provide accurate, timely, and trusted information about how to protect all children from COVID-19. Speakers include pediatric vaccine experts from HHS, CDC, and community partners leading vaccine efforts for children and youth.

Webinar guests will also learn the latest information on:

  • CDC's COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for everyone ages six months and older, including where to find resources and credible information on vaccine safety.
  • The risks, benefits, and myths associated with COVID-19 vaccinations for children and youth.
  • What to ask a health provider about COVID-19 vaccination if your child has a disability.
  • How community partners are working to protect Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander children and youth with disabilities who live in communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

July 29, at 1:30 p.m. ET.

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New Blog in OMH's Advancing the Response to COVID-19 Series

Picture of Sandra C. Brown. She is smiling and has a bobbed haircut and red lipstick, and wears a business suit.

OMH invites you to catch up with some of the presenters that participated in OMH's September 2020 COVID-19 virtual symposium in its new blog series, Advancing the Response to COVID-19.

The third blog in the series features Sandra C. Brown, DNS, APRN, Dean and Professor at the College of Nursing and Allied Health, Southern University and A&M Baton Rouge and co-chair of the Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. In this interview, OMH follows up with her on these projects and discusses the Task Force's successes and challenges along the way. 

Read Sandra C. Brown's Full Blog

Read the Previous Blogs by Sudarshan Pyakurel and Matías Valenzuela


Women in Science Incentive Prize: Environmental Health

Air quality and climate change research grant
for female scientists from The Story Exchange.
Deadline for preliminary application is July 31

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Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund

Youth running programs grant from the
Road Runners Club of America.
Deadline is August 1.

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Tribal Self-Governance Agreement Program

Cooperative agreement for Tribal
organizations and governments from
the Indian Health Service (IHS)
Deadline is August 31

Negotiation Cooperative 

Planning Cooperative

Decolonizing Data Grant

Grant for American Indian or Alaska Native organizations and local governments from the Urban Indian Health Institute.
Deadline is August 1

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Building Bridges to Better Health: A Primary Health Care Challenge

Funding from the Health Resources
and Services Administration (HRSA)

Deadline for Phase 1 is August 2

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HEAL Initiative: Sickle Cell Disease Pain Management Trials

Research project grant from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline for Letter of Intent is October 21

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Webinars and Other Events

Access to Respectful and
High-Quality Maternity Care

Webinar hosted by HRSA, the HHS Office
on Women's Health
, the World Health Organization, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
July 21, at 11:00 a.m. ET.


Building Resilience: Healing Trauma Across Generations

Virtual Asian American Mental Health Forum hosted by Asian Women for Health.
July 30, at 10:30 a.m. ET


Call for Abstracts: Youth Health Equity Advocacy Summit

Summit hosted by the Society for Public
Health Education (SOPHE)

October 21-24 in Washington, DC.
Deadline for abstracts is July 22

Learn More

Summer Roundtable: Health Literacy, Institutional Review Boards, Consent Forms, and You

Virtual roundtable discussion hosted by the 
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
July 21, at 1:00 p.m. ET


Black Maternal Health Conference & Training Institute

Conference hosted by the
Black Mamas Matter Alliance.
September 17-18 in Washington, DC
Registration deadline is August 31


Call for Posters and Speakers:
NHMA 26th Annual Conference

Conference hosted by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
April 27-30, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois
Deadline for posters & speakers is August 31

Learn More


Resources: COVID-19

Great news! Kids as young as 6 months old can now get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Use the Pediatricians and Family Physicians Toolkit, developed by the We Can Do This campaign in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, to help increase parents' confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines for children six months or older. 

The toolkit includes information from CDC and new, culturally tailored materials for parents and children. It is available in English and Spanish

Learn More Find Vaccines Near You

Infographic: Mental Health and Hispanic High School Students

46.4 percent of Hispanic students reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health has developed an infographic, available in English and Spanish, on mental health among Latino/a high school students. 

According to the CDC, 36.7 percent of Latino/a high schoolers report feeling sad or hopeless, and 17.2 percent have considered suicide. 

You are not alone. If you are in crisis or just need to talk, please dial 988. No estás solo/a. Si tiene una crisis o simplemente necesita hablar, marque 988.

English Infographic Spanish Infographic

Tobacco Control Monograph: Treating Smoking in Cancer Patients: An Essential Component of Cancer Care

Cover detail for Treating Smoking in Cancer Patients: An Essential Component of Cancer Care

The new National Cancer Institute (NCI) monograph, Treating Smoking in Cancer Patients: An Essential Component of Cancer Care, provides an updated synthesis of evidence clarifying the need to intervene with patients with cancer who smoke.

Smoking accounts for 30 percent of all cancer deaths. Because continued smoking during cancer treatment adversely influences the effectiveness of therapy, as well as recovery, it is vital that clinicians—as well as patients with cancer—recognize that it is not too late to quit smoking at any stage of the cancer care continuum, and that there are clear benefits to doing so. 

Learn More Download the Full Monograph (PDF)

Clinical Trials

Culturally Modified Family Based Therapy for Haitian Youth in South Florida

This study, sponsored by the University of Miami and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), seeks Haitian youth ages 13-17 years old to test a culturally-specific, integrated family and individual-based drug use, sexual risk, and delinquency risk reduction program. The study will be carried out at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida.

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Life Experiences in Adolescents and the Development of Skills 

This study, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), seeks young adolescents ages 12-15 years old with elevated depression symptoms and a lifetime exposure to adverse childhood experiences. The study will assess a cognitive behavioral therapy-based "cognitive restructuring" skills program. The study will be carried out at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Workforce Development

Tri-Networks HPV Vaccination Learning Collaborative

The Tri-Networks HPV Vaccination Learning Collaborative, offered by the Nuestras Voices (Our Voices) Network, the Geographic Health Equity Alliance, and the Selfmade Health Network, builds the capacity of state Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs (CCCPs) to engage in policy, systems, and environmental change activities to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among Latino communities, low socioeconomic populations, and geographically disparate communities. This opportunity is open to all state CCCPs.
Deadline for application is July 31

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Open Position Announcement: OMH Principal Deputy Director

OMH is seeking a Principal Deputy Director. The mission of OMH focuses on improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. The Principal Deputy Director will work closely with the HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and OMH leaders and staff to identify policies, programs, and practices that reduce health disparities and promote their sustainability and spread across the nation. This job is open to the General Public, Senior Executives, and Federal Employees.
Deadline for application is August 15.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

This week, the OMH Knowledge Center encourages everyone to practice self-care. In this week's recommended reading, you will find resources to aid in meaningful conversations with your family, coworkers, and community about how and why to practice self-care. The collection includes toolkits, reports, and fact sheets that discuss burnout, work-related stress, self-esteem, protective factors, and self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These resources are available for free and can be accessed through the online catalog here.