FYI: Weekly Health Resources for October 19, 2022

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

October 24: Webinar, Advancing Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities in COVID-19 Response Efforts

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In recognition of the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA & NH/PI) populations, the Biden Administration issued the Presidential Memorandum Condemning Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Join the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) to learn how they worked with community and federal partners to develop guidance resources describing best practices for advancing cultural competency, language access, and sensitivity toward AA & NH/PI populations in the context of the federal COVID-19 response. 
Monday, October 24, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Vaccination Weeks of Action #VaxUpAmerica


As we enter the seasons of cold weather and holiday gatherings, protect your friends, loved ones, and community members by encouraging them to get an updated COVID vaccine during the Vaccination Weeks of Action from now until November 30. Updated vaccines protect against both the original COVID virus and the current Omicron strains. 

HHS encourages you to use #VaxUpAmerica in social posts while utilizing Vax Up America Social Media Toolkit to urge everyone to get an updated COVID vaccine. Join the campaign using your photos and videos to share content about the importance of getting an updated vaccine. 

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Rural Health Network Development Program

Grant from Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) to support integrated health care networks who collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.
Deadline is November 22, by 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Clinical Sites for HIV/Cervical Cancer Prevention 'CASCADE' Clinical Trials Network

Cooperative agreement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate innovative approaches for overcoming barriers and reducing failures in the cervical cancer screening and treatment cascade for women living with HIV.
Deadline is December 28.

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Announcement of Stand Down Grants

Grant from U.S. Department of Labor to provide basic services and enhance employment and training opportunities or promote the self-sufficiency of homeless veterans through paid work.
Deadline is December 31.

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Residential (Long Term Foster Care) Services for Unaccompanied Children

Cooperative agreement from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to seek licensed (according to their state) long-term foster care providers to provide foster care services and meet the needs of unaccompanied children in custody of ACF.
Deadline is November 29, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS): Coordination Center

Cooperative agreement from NIH.
Application webinar, November 10, at 3:00 p.m. ET.
Deadline for Letter of Intent is December 27, by 5:00 p.m. ET. 

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2023 Public Health AmeriCorps Funding Priorities 

Public health grants from AmeriCorps to recruit, train, and develop a new generation of public health leaders who are ready to respond to the public health needs of the nation by providing public health service in communities.
Application webinar, October 25, at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Deadline is January 4, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. ET

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Webinars and Other Events

Exploring the Intersection of Tobacco and Alcohol in Cancer Control

Webinar hosted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
October 20, at 1:00 p.m. ET. 


HRSA Scholarships and Loan Repayment Programs for Nurses

Webinar hosted by the HRSA Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs and the Bureau of Health Workforce in Region 7.
October 31, at 4:00 p.m. ET. 


Workshop on Housing and Obesity: Gaps, Opportunities, and Future Directions for Advancing Health Equity

Webinar hosted by NIH.
November 14-15, at 12:00 p.m. ET. 
Deadline for registration is November 9.



Identifying and Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies in Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning

Webinar hosted by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).
October 26, at 1:00 p.m. ET. 

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2022 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo

Conference hosted by the American Public Health Association (APHA).
November 6-9, in Boston, Massachusetts. 


Improving Rural Health through Research Dissemination and Implementation

2022 Rural Health Seminar hosted by NIH.
November 17, at 12:00 p.m. ET via NIH Videocast.

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2023 Open Enrollment starts November 1 launches open enrollment beginning November 1, 2022. Log into to fill out an application and enroll in a 2023 Marketplace health plan. Enroll by December 15, 2022, for coverage that starts January 1, 2023.

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HRSA Welcomes Public Comments on the Draft Scope of Project and Telehealth Policy Information Notice (PIN)


Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) is inviting public comment on the Draft Scope of Project and Telehealth Policy Information Notice (PIN). The purpose of the Health Center Program Scope of Project and Telehealth PIN is to establish policy guidance for health centers that provide telehealth within the HRSA-approved scope of the project. The PIN also describes considerations and criteria health centers must meet for providing services to patients via telehealth within the Health Center Program. 
Deadline for public comments is November 14, 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Toolkit


The CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) released an Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Toolkit. The toolkit contains information and resources for emergency preparedness and response personnel, families, and the public to ensure that children are fed safely when encountering severe weather conditions or natural disasters. 

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Clinical Trials

Collecting Tissue Samples for Future Research From Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer

This study, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Northwestern University, seeks women undergoing biopsy or surgical procedures to diagnose, treat, or prevent breast cancer. The study will be carried out at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University.

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Increasing African Immigrant Women's Participation in Breast Cancer Screening (AIBCS)

This study, sponsored by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, seeks volunteers 18-74 years old. The study will be carried out at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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Workforce Development

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Health Policy Fellows Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows program is a comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, DC. RWJF offers an opportunity to mid-career health professionals and behavioral/social scientists with an interest in health and healthcare policy, to participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health equity, health care, and health policy.
Application deadline is November 7, at 3:00 p.m. ET.

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Stepping Higher Inc. Faith-Based & Behavioral Health Academy

The Stepping Higher, Inc. Faith-Based & Behavioral Health Academy is a four-day training program that aims to strengthen the capacity of faith-based leaders and behavioral health professionals to build resiliency in families and increase community wellness. This Academy was developed to bring together the faith and behavioral health community to support approaches and address services that reduce stigma and increase access for African American and Latino populations. Virtual trainings will take place October 28-29, November 10, and November 12.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring a collection of articles focusing on factors related to health behaviors and health promotion around breast cancer. Topics include screening behaviors, coping strategies, and experiences of survivors. 
All of the articles featured in this collection are free to read.

To view this collection in the online catalog, click here.