FYI: Weekly Health Resources for September 7, 2022

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Resources for National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

Sickle cell disease affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S. The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) Sickle Cell Disease Initiative website is a one-stop shop for information you can use to bring attention to sickle cell disease disparities, treatment, and research. Visit the website throughout September for the following resources:

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Read the President's Sickle Cell Awareness Month Proclamation


Institutional Challenge Grant:
Reducing Inequality in Youth Outcomes

Research grant for Minority Serving Institutions from the William T. Grant Foundation.
Deadline is September 14, by 3:00 p.m. ET.

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Healthy Lifestyles in Youth: Nutrition and Physical Activity 

Cooperative agreement for Native American
Boys and Girls Clubs from the Indian Health Service (IHS).Deadline is September 15.

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Home and Community-based Health Services: Illinois

Grant for organizations in Cook County and
its collar counties from the VNA Foundation.
Deadlines for Letters of Intent are
September 15 and December 15

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I'm a Child of Appalachia Fund: Appalachian Ohio

Grant for Black-led and Black-serving organizations from the African American Community Fund
and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.
Deadline is September 27, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Fostering Mental, Emotional,
and Behavioral Health Among Children in School Settings

Exploratory/developmental phased award cooperative agreement from the
National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Deadline for Letter of Intent is September 28.

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Public Health Crisis Response Cooperative Agreement

Funding from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC).
Deadline is October 10, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Webinars and Other Events

Impact of Community Doulas
on Reducing Health Disparities
in MCH Populations

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) EnRICH
webinar hosted by the Health Resources
and Services Administration (HRSA).
September 13, at 1:30 p.m. ET


Omicron Response: Testing, Vaccines, Community Risk

COVID-19 webinar hosted by the
National Indian Health Board.
September 14, at 4:00 p.m. ET


Latino Behavioral Health Equity ¡Juntos Podemos!

National Latino Behavioral Health Conference hosted by the National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center
and the National Hispanic and Latino
Prevention Technology Transfer Center

September 15-16 in Las Vegas, Nevada


Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality Meeting

Hybrid meeting hosted by HRSA and the
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
September 13-15 in Prior Lake, Minnesota
and online, at 10:00 a.m. ET


HRSA Region 10 Health Equity Conference: Advancing Health Equity Through Partnership, Programming & Policy

Hybrid conference hosted by the HRSA Office
of Intergovernmental & External Affairs
September 14-16 in Tacoma, Washington
and online, at 11:00 a.m. ET


Presidential Advisory Council
on HIV/AIDS Meeting

Hybrid meeting hosted by the HHS Office
of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)
September 19-20 in Los Angeles, California
and online, at 4:00 p.m. ET

Deadline for pre-registration is September 9



Resources: COVID-19

Videos about COVID in Triqui, Zapoteco, Mixteco, Purepecha and Maya. We Can Do This.

The We Can Do This campaign now includes three videos, created by Team FMG, that provide information on COVID-19 prevention and vaccines in five indigenous languages: Triqui, Zapoteco, Mixteco, Purépecha, and Mayan.

The videos are part of the Essential Workers in Agriculture Toolkit and include closed captions in Spanish. 

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Resources: What Works Fact Sheets

Detail from a Community Preventive Services Task Force fact sheet

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) has created easy-to-read fact sheets that summarize CPSTF recommendations on interventions for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental health, health equity, HIV, and more.

Each two-page fact sheet identifies whether an intervention is effective, harmful or not effective, and whether there is not enough evidence to recommend or recommend against an intervention.  

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Publication: National HIV/AIDS Strategy Federal Implementation Plan

NHAS Federal Implementation Plan. Image shows a quote from Harold Phillips, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.

The White House released the 2022-2025 National HIV/AIDS Strategy Federal Implementation Plan. The plan details over 390 action items from 10 federal departments. Together with complementary efforts by non-federal stakeholders, these actions will advance the national goal of ending the HIV epidemic by:

  • Preventing new HIV infections
  • Reducing HIV-related disparities and inequities
  • Improving health outcomes for people living with HIV

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Download the Full Plan (PDF)

Clinical Trials

Intervention Development and Pilot Study to Prevent Untreated Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Opioid Use Disorder

This study, sponsored by the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside), seeks Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander volunteers (including those who are part Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian heritage) aged 18 years and older who live in Utah or Hawai'i. Volunteers must be fluent (oral and reading) in English or Native Hawaiian. The study will test a culturally grounded intervention to increase treatment seeking for opioid use disorder. The study will be carried out at UC Riverside in Riverside, California.

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Dementia Literacy Education and Navigation for Korean Elders with Probable Dementia and Their Caregivers

This study, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University, NYU Langone Health, and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), seeks Korean American volunteers, aged 65 years and older, and their caregiver(s), aged 18 years and older. Volunteers and caregivers must be able to read or speak Korean. The study will be carried out at the following locations:

  • The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York in Bayside, New York.
  • The Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington in Annandale, Virginia.

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Workforce Development

HRSA Health Workforce Virtual Job Fair

The HRSA Virtual Job Fair is a free online recruitment event connecting healthcare professionals with healthcare facilities' representatives across the country. Learn more about medical, nursing, dental, and behavioral health job opportunities, hear details about benefit packages, and find out how you can help underserved communities. This event is free but you must have access to a Zoom account to attend.
September 14, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program

The ITHS KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program is accepting applications for its March 2023 cohort from junior faculty pursuing clinical and translational research. This three year program will help early-career investigators develop key research skills and become self-sufficient translational scientists. The program offers salary support, protected research time, funding to conduct research and develop career skills, and mentorship.
Information Session, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. ET
Deadline for application is October 24.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

For National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring A Century of Progress — Sickle Cell Disease: Milestones in Research and Clinical Progress. This short brochure presents a timeline of important advances in sickle cell treatment and research. To access this document through the online catalog, click here.

What do you think has been the most critical medical advancement for sickle cell disease over the past century? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!