FYI: Weekly Health Resources for September 14, 2022

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September 14: Webinar, Can You Hear Me Now? Youth having their say on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

The Partnership Center Presents: Youth Having Their Say on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, Sept. 14, 4 pm

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships invites you to hear from youth and their perspectives on suicide prevention. Nearly 18 youth die by suicide every day in the United States. Rarely has there been a more important time to hear from youth about the challenges they are facing and consider how faith and community groups can come alongside our youth to improve their health and wellbeing.
TODAY, September 14, at 4:30 p.m. ET.



Access to Healthy Foods:
Iowa and South Dakota

Matching Assets to Community Health grant
from The Wellmark Foundation.
Deadline is September 21, by 6:00 p.m. ET.

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Steven O. Walfish Grants

Research grant for graduate students
or early career psychologists from the
American Psychological Foundation.
Deadline is September 30.

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Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Sickle Cell Disease Pain

HEAL Initiative cooperative agreement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Deadline for Letter of Intent is October 21.

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Juanita Sánchez Community Fund: Rhode Island

Latino health grant from the
Rhode Island Foundation.
Deadline is September 23.

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Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program

Grant for state, county, city, and Tribal governments from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Deadline is October 13.

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Sickle Cell Disease Pain Management Trials Utilizing the Pain Management Effectiveness Research Network

HEAL Initiative cooperative agreement from NIH.
Deadline for Letter of Intent is October 21.

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Webinars and Other Events

Cancer Prevention and Healthy People 2030: Goals, Objectives, and Implementation

Webinar hosted by the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP).TODAY, September 14, at 1:00 p.m. ET


CommUNITY Exchange:
Coming Together to Support
Our Communities

COVID-19 webinar hosted by the
National COVID-19 Resiliency Network.
September 20, at 3:00 p.m. ET


Violence and Women: Trauma and Addiction Impacts on Pregnant/Postpartum Women

Diverse Voices Virtual Talk hosted by the
NIH Office of Research on Women's Health.
September 29, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


2022 CJA National Conference: Bridging Communities to Achieve Equity for All

Public health conference hosted by
Communities Joined in Action (CJA).
September 19-20 in New Orleans, Louisiana


2022 National Tribal Health Conference & 50th Anniversary 

Conference hosted by the
National Indian Health Board.
September 26-28 in Washington, DC


SCDAA National Convention:
Joining Forces for Our Future

Virtual conference hosted by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA)
and Sickle Cell in Focus.
October 11-15, at 9:00 a.m. ET.



Resources: COVID-19

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

The federal free at-home test program ended on September 2, but you can still find at-home tests at pharmacies and other retailers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized an extension of the shelf-life and expiration date for several FDA-approved at-home tests. If you have health insurance through an employer or the Marketplace, your insurance will pay you back for eight at-⁠home tests each month. 

Free antigen and PCR tests are also available at community-based COVID-19 testing sites

e-Cigarette Prevention Campaign for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth: Next Legends

Next Legends logo

Next Legends is an e-cigarette prevention campaign from the FDA. It seeks to inspire American Indian and Alaska Native youth, ages 12-17, to live Native strong and vape-free. Next Legends is primarily designed to reach Native teens on social media, but it also includes billboard, radio, and TV outreach. The campaign includes the following online videos:  

Learn More Next Legends on YouTube

Physical Activity Campaign: Active People, Healthy NationSM 

Active People, Healthy Nation logo

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Active People, Healthy NationSM Initiative encourages adults and young people to:

The initiative provides evidence-based strategies and tools to help state, community, and national partners promote physical activity and ensure that all Americans have access to safe and accessible places for physical activity.

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Clinical Trials

NOURISH-T+: Promoting Healthy Eating and Exercise Behaviors

This study, sponsored by the University of South Florida (USF) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), seeks pediatric cancer survivors aged 5-12 years old and their parents or legal guardians, aged 18 years and older. This study aims to teach parents/caregivers skills to help prevent and reduce the problems of obesity in childhood cancer survivors. The study will be carried out at the following locations:

  • Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC
  • Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida
  • USF Pediatrics in Tampa, Florida
  • Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Aging People Living with HIV in Chronic Pain

This study, sponsored by the University of California, San Diego and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), seeks people living with HIV, aged 50 years and older, with a diagnosis of chronic non-cancer pain. The study will be carried out at the AntiViral Research Center in San Diego, California.

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Workforce Development

CDC Traditional Food Sovereignty and Tribal Workforce Development Fellowship

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is accepting applications for the Traditional Food Sovereignty and Tribal Workforce Development Fellowship within the CDC Healthy Tribes program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Healthy Tribes program aims to strengthen the public health infrastructure, promote cultural and traditional health and wellness practices, and integrate evidence-based chronic disease interventions to improve the health of American Indian or Alaska Native communities. Fellows will be appointed full-time for one year, with a possibility of renewal for up to five years upon CDC recommendation and the availability of funds.
Deadline for application is October 5, by 3:00 p.m. ET

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Training: Aging with HIV: Challenges for a 'New Aging'

This self-paced online course from the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center provides an understanding of the real-world challenges faced by people aging with HIV, how psycho-social barriers affect aging people with HIV, and how to realign existing services for older adults living with HIV. Free registration is required to access this course. Registrants who fully complete the course will be eligible to receive 1.5 continuing education (CE) credits.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring the report Meeting the Needs of People Aging with HIV: On the Path to Ending the HIV Epidemic. This publication is from the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, and focuses on policies and challenges related to HIV care in older populations.

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