FYI: Weekly Health Resources for August 24, 2022

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Addressing Health Disparities: Learn How to Provide Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Maternal Health Care Services

Free and Accredited e-Learning Program: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Maternal Health Care

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH)'s Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Maternal Health Care free e-learning program is designed for health care providers and students seeking knowledge and skills related to cultural competency, cultural humility, person-centered care, and combating implicit bias across the continuum of maternal health care.

This program is accredited for two hours of continuing education for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified nurse midwives, and certified midwives.

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Youth Violence Prevention Program

Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice
to develop/enhance strategies to prevent youth violence, including youth gang/group involvement and youth gang/group violence. deadline is August 29.
JustGrants deadline is September 12,
by 8:59 p.m. ET

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Systems for Action: Systems
and Services Research to
Build a Culture of Health

Research grant from the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline for Letter of Intent is
September 6, by 3:00 p.m. ET

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Growth Opportunities: Justice-involved Youth and Young Adults

Social determinants of health grant from
the U.S. Department of Labor
Deadline is October 5, by 11:59 p.m. ET.  

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See, Test & Treat Program:
Cervical and Breast Cancers

Single and multiyear grants from the College
of American Pathologists Foundation

Deadline is September 1.

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Policies to Build and Sustain Economic Security and Wealth for Families and Communities
of Color

Research grant from RWJF
Deadline for Letter of Intent is
September 7, by 3:00 p.m. ET

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Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Child, youth, and family health grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Deadline is October 12.

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Webinars and Other Events

NIHB Vaccine Week Series: COVID-19 and Monkeypox

Two-part webinar series hosted by the
National Indian Health Board (NIHB)
TODAY, August 24, at 4:00 p.m. ET and
August 26, at 3:00 p.m. ET


NIHB 2022 Behavioral Health Learning Event

Virtual learning event hosted by NIHB and the Arizona State University School of Social Work.
Continuing education credits (CEUs) available. 
August 25, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


COVID-19: The Great Unifier, Divider, and Accelerator

COVID-19 Virtual Briefing Series webinar hosted by the National Hispanic Medical Association
August 31, at 1:00 p.m. ET


South Asian American Experiences During COVID-19

Webinar hosted by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Form (APIAHF).
Live interpretation available in Bangla,
, Nepali, Punjabi, and Urdu.
TODAY, August 24, at 5:00 p.m. ET


2022 Indian Health Service
Virtual Partnership Conference

Information technology virtual conference
hosted by the Indian Health Service (IHS)
August 29-September 1.


Maternal Suicide in the U.S.:
The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts 2022

Webinar hosted by 20/20 Mom
September 28, at 2:00 p.m. ET



Resources: COVID-19

Infographic: Health worker burnout can have many negative consequences

The demands of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to burnout among all health professionals. Many are experiencing new or worsening mental health challenges and are choosing to leave the health workforce early. Health professionals from racial and ethnic minority groups have been especially impacted due to pre-existing inequities around social determinants of health. 

The U.S. Surgeon General's Addressing Health Worker Burnout advisory provides action steps for health care organizations, federal, state, local, and Tribal governments, academic institutions, community organizations, and other stakeholders. It also provides guidance for health workers' family and friends.   

Learn More Download the full Advisory (PDF)

Call for Nominations to the NCUIH Youth Advisory Council

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The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) seeks American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth ages 18-24 who live in urban communities and off reservations for their 2022-2023 Youth Advisory Council Cohort.

The NCUIH Youth Council aims to build its members' advocacy, leadership, and professional skills to address substance misuse, suicide, and other mental health challenges among Native youth. 
Deadline for application is September 9, by 12:00 p.m. ET

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Database: HRSA Maternal and Infant Health Mapping Tool  

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The Maternal and Infant Health Mapping Tool, developed by the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau, is an interactive online resource that provides county-level data on maternal and infant health indicators such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and access to prenatal care. Data is available for AI/AN, Asian, Black, Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, and multi-racial populations. 

This tool was designed to help federal, state, local, and Tribal decision-makers and others visualize maternal and infant health factors to understand existing needs and target resources. 

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Clinical Trials

Navigating New Motherhood 2 (NNM2) Study

This study, sponsored by Northwestern University and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), seeks low-income, pregnant women ages 16-50 years old. This study aims to determine whether a postpartum patient navigation program improves health outcomes among low-income women. The study will be carried out at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

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WeCareAdvisor Research Study

This study, sponsored by the University of California, Davis and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), seeks volunteers age 21 years and older who are the primary caregivers of a person living with dementia. Volunteers should expect to participate in the study for up to six months. The study will be carried out online and via telephone calls.

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Workforce Development

NIH Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigators Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has opened a call for applications from doctoral-level biomedical researchers interested in tenure-track positions within the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP). IRP is the NIH's internal basic, translational, and clinical research program. It funds research in several fields relevant to NIH's mission, including health disparities. 
Deadline for application is September 30.

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Health Educators Resource: Healthy Eyes Educational Series

The Healthy Eyes Educational Series, developed by Prevent Blindness, is a set of nine modules, available in English and Spanish, that can be used by community and school health educators to build their community's awareness about eye and vision health, vision disorders, and how healthy behaviors such as staying active and eating healthy foods can lower the risk of eye disease and vision loss. 

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In observance of National Breastfeeding Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring Your Guide to Breastfeeding, published by the HHS Office on Women's Health (OWH). This extensive guide is designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families. In addition to tips and best practices, this guide contains a feeding chart, a breast milk storage guide, and links to additional resources.

To access the guide through the online catalog, click here.