FYI: Weekly Health Resources for July 27, 2022

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

Protecting Our Children and Youth from COVID-19 webinar. Image shows children dressed as superheroes with their fists in the air in a victory pose.

Want to learn more about the risks, benefits, and myths of COVID-19 vaccination for children ages six months and older? Join the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) for a free webinar to learn about: 

  • CDC's COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for everyone ages six months and older.
  • How community partners are working to protect Black, Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander children and youth who live in communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

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

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Read the Latest Blog in OMH's Advancing the Response to COVID-19 Series: Darielys Cordero, M.P.H., Dr.Ph.

Picture of Darielys Cordero, a young Latina woman with long brown hair.

Community health centers continue to play a huge role in COVID-19 recovery efforts. Implementing a person-centered approach in COVID-19 response efforts can help boost your community. Take a look at how community health centers in Puerto Rico adapted their health interventions in the newest blog in OMH's Advancing the Response to COVID-19 Series

In this week's blog, Darielys Cordero, M.P.H., Dr.Ph., Special Programs Director at the Puerto Rico Primary Healthcare Association (La Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico), discusses how Puerto Rico's community health centers have continued to evolve as the pandemic continues.

Read Dr. Cordero's Full Blog

Read the Previous Three Blogs in the Series


HIV/AIDS Prevention, Testing, and Services Grant

Grant from the Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation.
Deadline for Letter of Inquiry is August 5.

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Advancing Community-Driven Mental Health: Massachusetts

Multi-year grant program from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Deadline for Letter of Inquiry is
August 9, at 12:00 p.m. ET.  

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Title V Block Grant: Maternal
and Child Health Services

Grant for states from the Health Resources
and Services Administration (HRSA)
Deadline is August 12.

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Community-Based Alternatives
to Youth Incarceration

Social determinants of health grant from the
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Deadline is August 8, by 8:59 p.m. ET.  

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Community Health Matching Grant Program: Michigan

Healthcare access grant from the Blue Cross
Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

Deadline is August 10

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Epidemiologic Research
on Emerging Risk Factors
for Liver Cancer

Research project grant from the
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Deadline is October 5

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Webinars and Other Events

COVID-19 Vax Facts Virtual Town Hall: Children Under 5 Years Old

Spanish-language webinar hosted by the Montgomery County Immunization Coalition and ACLAMO
July 28, at 7:00 p.m. ET


NALBOH 2022 Annual Public Health Conference

Conference hosted by the National Association
of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)

August 1-3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Building Culturally and Linguistically Specific Recovery Community Organizations
for Latinos

Webinar hosted by the Doors to Wellbeing National Technical Assistance Center.
August 30, at 2:00 p.m. ET


Rural Maternal Health Networks: The RMOMS 2019 Cohort

Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) program evaluation webinar hosted by the Rural Health Information Hub.
August 1, at 1:00 p.m. ET.


Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis—And How to End It

Prevention of Youth Substance Misuse 2022
Virtual Conference Series session hosted by
the Coalition for Healthy Youth
August 3, at 11:30 a.m. ET.  


CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference

Maternal and child health (MCH) conference hosted by CityMatCHPre-conference workshops begin September 20September 21-23 in Chicago, Illinois



Resources: COVID-19

Get tested to tell if you're currently infected with the virus that causes COVID-19

According to the CDC, the BA.5 Omicron subvariant of COVID-19 accounts for more than 75 percent of the country's new COVID cases. On July 15, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the determination that a COVID-19 public health emergency exists.

Watch this video from UCDavis Health to learn how to protect yourself from COVID-19 subvariant BA.5

Find Vaccines Near You Order Free At-home Tests

Call for Comments: HHS Initiative To Strengthen Primary Health Care

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The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is coordinating development of an HHS Action Plan to Strengthen Primary Health Care by working across HHS agencies and offices as well as other federal offices and departments. 

OASH seeks input from the public about innovations, models, solutions to barriers, and possible HHS actions that may strengthen primary health care to promote health equity, reduce health disparities, and improve health care access and outcomes.
Deadline is August 1

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There Is Hope: Call or Text 988 for Mental Health Crisis Support

There is hope. 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, 988 provides 24/7 connection to confidential support. Simply call or text 988 or chat via to access compassionate care and support for mental health-related distress.

If you're interested in supporting the 988 Lifeline or becoming a part of this life-saving work, there are volunteer and job opportunities available at our 200+ crisis centers. Training is provided. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website to learn more.

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Clinical Trials

Understanding Poor Vaccine Responses to Hepatitis B Vaccination

This study, sponsored by New York University (NYU) Langone Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), seeks volunteers 18 years or older. The study will compare two hepatitis B vaccines. The study will be carried out at NYU Langone Health in New York, New York.

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Liver Cancer Disparities in American Indians and Alaska Natives

This study, sponsored by the University of Washington, NCICherokee Nation Health Services, and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, seeks American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) volunteers, ages 18-75, with hepatitis B infection and at a high risk for hepatocellular carcinomas. The study will be carried out at the Cherokee Nation Health Service in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

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Workforce Development

AI/AN Medical School Pre-Admission Workshop

The AI/AN Pre-Admission Workshop, offered by the A.T. Still University National Center for American Indian Health Professions, offers AI/AN high school, community college, or undergraduate students as well as recent college graduates who plan on applying to medical school assistance with the application process and expansion of their professional network.
September 8-10, Virtual
Deadline for application is August 24

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CDC Training Resources: Viral Hepatitis

The CDC maintains a list of viral hepatitis training resources for health professionals. Resources include training videos and websites on the following topics, offered by CDC, the University of Washington, Medscape Education, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

  • Viral Hepatitis Serology for Hepatitis A-E
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hepatitis A, B, and C Diagnosis, Monitoring, Managing, and Prevention
  • Fundamentals of Liver Disease

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of World Hepatitis Day, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan: A Roadmap to Elimination 2021-2025. This report was recently published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It presents a strategic framework for improving hepatitis-related health outcomes, as well as indicators for measuring progress.

This free report can be accessed through the online catalog here.