FYI: Weekly Health Resources for September 28, 2022

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Today, September 28: OASH Webinar on Maternal Equity in the 4th Trimester, Access to Care and Support

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Join the Region 2 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) for the third session of their Maternal Equity in the 4th Trimester webinar series, Access to Care and Support. This webinar will highlight innovative and evidence-based approaches for improving maternal and infant health outcomes and well-being. It will also feature resources for supporting pregnant individuals during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum.
TODAY, September 28, at 2:00 p.m. ET.  


October 4: Join Salud America! and OMH for the Twitter chat, Exploring the Diversity of the Latino Population 

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we invite you to join Salud America! and the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) for the Twitter chat, Exploring the Diversity of the Latino Population. Use the hashtag #SaludTues to explore the diversity of Hispanic/Latino populations, health disparities within this community, and how we can improve Hispanic/Latino health and achieve health equity.
October 4, at 1:00 p.m. ET

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#SaludTues Tweetchat, Exploring the Diversity of the Latino Population for Hispanic Heritage Month, 1 pm ET, October 4 @SaludAmerica

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 15

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Hispanic/Latino communities trace their heritage to Spanish-speaking countries in South and Central America, México, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Spain. Hispanic Heritage Month reflects the diversity within the U.S. Hispanic/Latino population. September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for several Latin American countries, and many Spanish-speaking countries commemorate their indigenous people by celebrating Día de la Raza on October 12. 

Visit the OMH Hispanic Heritage Month website to find bilingual resources and materials on Hispanic/Latino health, including a customizable graphic template in English and Spanish

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HEAL Initiative: Translating Research to Practice to End
the Overdose Crisis

Exploratory/developmental phased award
from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Deadline for Letter of Intent is October 14.

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Division 56 Cultivating Healing, Advocacy, Nonviolence,
Growth, and Equity Grant

Research grant on systemic racism,
discrimination, and violence from the
American Psychological Foundation.
Deadline is October 15.

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Community-Driven Responses
to Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose Mortality

Grant from The Foundation for Opioid
Response Efforts
Deadline is October 21, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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The Role of Health Policy and Insurance in Improving Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services

Research scholar grant from the
American Cancer Society
Deadline is October 15.

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National Tribal Broadband Grant

Grant for federally recognized Tribal
governments from the U.S. Department
of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Deadline is October 17, by 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Community-Led, Health Equity Structural Intervention Initiative

ComPASS Program research grant from NIH.
Informational webinars, TODAY, October 4
and October 11, at 2:00 p.m. ET.  
Deadline for Letter of Intent is November 18.

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Webinars and Other Events

24th Annual Low Birthweight Partnership Workshop

Virtual workshop hosted by the
Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium.
September 30, at 9:00 a.m. ET


Ladies, Why Should You Get Screened for Cancer?

Let's Address Health Equity Together webinar hosted by Salud America!
October 4, at 2:00 p.m. ET


Annual Repatriation Conference

Hybrid conference hosted by the
Association on American Indian Affairs.
October 11-13 in New Buffalo, Michigan
and online

Deadline for registration is October 5.


The Virtual Road Trip: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference

Virtual conference hosted by the Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA).
October 3-5, at 11:30 a.m. ET


Hispanic Heritage Month Physician Panel

Virtual panel hosted by the University
of Central Florida College of Medicine
October 6, at 6:00 p.m. ET


NICHD Symposium: Healthy Pregnancies. Healthy Children. Healthy and Optimal Lives.

Virtual symposium hosted by the Eunice
Kennedy Shriver
 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
October 17, at 8:10 a.m. ET.   



Resources: COVID-19

Image shows six people showing that they have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have created a roadmap for the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency that addresses the eventual end of Medicare waivers and flexibilities and the transition to previous operations. 

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have published COVID-19 Vaccines: Studying Historical Successes (and Failures) for Equity-Centered Approaches to Vaccinating Indigenous Communities, Undocumented Immigrants, and Communities of Color

Spanish-language Resources: Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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The Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services have released the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and have developed several Spanish-language resources to help you promote healthy eating habits for all Hispanic/Latino people, from infants to elderly adults:

  • Materiales impresos: Printable fact sheets on topics such as developing healthy eating habits and cutting down on added sugars, saturated fat, and salt. 
  • Figuras: Infographics and images you can print, share on social media, or incorporate into newsletters.

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Report: Spatial Access to Hospital-based Obstetric Units in Minoritized Racial/Ethnic Areas

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This report, published by the Rural and Minority Health Research Center at the University of South Carolina, looks at the impact of travel burdens on rural access to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum services: 

  • 80.2 percent of rural American Indian/Alaska Native areas have no hospital-based obstetric unit within 15 miles.
  • About one-third of rural areas with large Hispanic/Latino populations have no obstetric care within 30 miles.
  • Black-White maternal health disparities might be independent of distances to an obstetric unit and instead associated with social determinants of health.

Download the Full Report (PDF)

Clinical Trials

FRESH-LC: Family, Responsibility, Education, Support, and Health for Latino Caregivers

This study, sponsored by the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego), the University of Southern CaliforniaChildren's Hospital Los Angeles, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), seeks overweight or obese Hispanic/Latino children, aged 5-10 years old, and their parent(s) or caregiver(s), aged 18 years and older. The study will be carried out at the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research in La Jolla, California.

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Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management for Latino Sexual Minority Men Living with HIV and Cancer

This study, sponsored by the University of Miami, seeks sexual minority Hispanic/Latino men aged 18 years and older diagnosed with at least one form of non-metastatic solid tumor cancer and HIV. The study will be carried out at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida.

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Workforce Development

STEM for Her Mentoring Program

The STEM for Her Mentoring Program seeks female professionals in STEM fields to mentor female full-time or part-time college undergraduate or graduate STEM students during the fall 2022 semester. STEM fields addressed by the program include health sciences, biology, and chemistry. 
Fall 2022 program dates are October 3-November 21
Deadline for mentor applications is September 30.
Deadline for mentee applications is October 1

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BMBFA Birth and Breastfeeding Leadership Institute

The BMBFA Birth and Breastfeeding Leadership Institute is a virtual leadership development program designed to advance community-level leadership for racial justice and equity in maternal and child health. Applications are open for the second cohort, beginning on November 7.
Deadline for application is October 7

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

This week, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring the report Pain in the Nation 2022: The Epidemics of Alcohol, Drug, and Suicide Deaths. This report examines updated statistics on a variety of topics related to mental health and behavioral health. This year's report discusses the impacts of COVID-19 and looks back over the past 20 years at how behavioral health trends have changed.

Access this free report through the online catalog.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, counselors at the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline are available 24/7. Call 988 to be connected with free and confidential mental health support.