FYI: Weekly Health Resources for October 26, 2022

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

U.S. Surgeon General’s Framework for Mental Health & Well-Being in the Workplace


The U.S. Surgeon General released a 30-page framework highlighting the essential role that workplaces should play in promoting the health and well-being of workers and communities. The Surgeon General’s Framework for Mental Health & Well-Being in the Workplace will help organizations develop policies and practices that support the mental health and well-being of all workers.  

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#VaxUpAmerica Family Vaccine Tour


Join HHS today for its #VaxUpAmerica Twitter Storm and spread the word about the importance of COVID vaccines for the whole family this season. Updated vaccines protect against the original COVID virus and the current Omicron strains. The #VaxUpAmerica Family Vaccine Tour is a concerted effort to encourage families to get the updated COVID-19 vaccine for maximum protection going into the winter and holiday season. TODAY, October 26, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center

Cooperative Agreement from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is to support Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant programs and other MCH partners in accessing and effectively utilizing national and state-level National Survey of Children’s Health data to inform policy and practice.
Deadline is November 16.

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California Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training Program: Registered Nurse Education

Grant from the California Department of Health Care Access and Information to support registered nurse training programs in California.
Deadline is November 15.

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28th Health Equity Conference

Conference hosted by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) for those dedicated to bringing quality health care and health care services to underserved and often under-represented populations, including LGBTQIA+, veteran, and homeless rural residents as well as multiracial and multicultural members of rural communities.
May 16, 2023, in San Diego, California.
Deadline for presentation proposals is December 8, 2022. 
Deadline for research posters is February 9, 2023.

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Barclay-Giel ​Seed Grants

Grants from Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Foundation (PHSCOF) open to non-profit entities, or local, state, tribe, and tribal organizations whose primary mission is to address one or more public health issues. Proposed projects should have a strong disease and/or injury prevention component that impacts the health of a community by promoting wellness, early detection, and early interventions.
Deadline is November 3, by 8:00 p.m. ET.

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Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Research project grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the healthcare system level and within clinical settings.
Deadline is November 17, by 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation

Grant from Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation provides support for projects that directly impact the health and well-being of Alaska Native people and communities through various funding initiatives.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Webinars and Other Events

Highlighting Hispanic/Latino Community Voices Through Multi-Level Collaboration

Webinar hosted by the National Jewish Health.
October 26, at 2:00 p.m. ET


Long COVID and the Future of Vaccines

Webinar hosted by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA).
October 26, at 7:00 p.m. ET


2022 UnidosUS Workforce Development Summit

Summit hosted by the UnidosUS.
November 2-4, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Screening for SDOH: Overview of Tools and Resources

Webinar hosted by the Farmworker Health Network (FHN).
October 26, at 4:00 p.m. ET


2022 ACF Tribal Consultation

Webinar hosted by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
October 31, at 11:30 a.m. ET


Virtual NIH Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Workshop: Identifying Risks and Interventions to Optimize Postpartum Health

Virtual workshops hosted by NIH.
November 29 - December 1, at 11:00 a.m. ET



Resources: COVID-19


The National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) released a new fact sheet to help you stay up-to-date with vaccinations and boosters and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Protection from the first vaccine eventually fades, and updated boosters help restore your protection against new variants of the disease.

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A Toolkit for Preventing Drug Overdose and Supporting Recovery in Faith and Community Settings


This toolkit from The Partnership Center is intended as a framework for practical actions your community can take to support those in treatment and recovery and lean into the hope of primary prevention efforts- both those that may save a person from overdose or prevent a young person from future misuse.

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Health Literacy Courses for Public Health Professionals


Training in health literacy, plain language, and culture and communication is essential for anyone working in health information and services. Whether you are new to these topics, need a refresher, or want to train your entire staff, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers three online health literacy courses for health professionals.

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Clinical Trials

Clinical and Molecular Characteristics of Primary Aldosteronism in Blacks

This study, sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), seeks to study the genes that may cause primary aldosteronism (the most common cause of secondary hypertension) in African Americans. The study will be carried out at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Dietary Intake and Dietary Behaviors in Adults With Sickle Cell Disease

This study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, seeks to determine dietary intake and behaviors of adults with Sickle Cell Disease through the use of a cross-sectional design using mixed methods. The premise for the study is based on the potential role of nutritional status in sickle cell disease outcomes in physical and psychosocial health. The study will be carried out at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. 

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Workforce Development

Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Opportunity

The HIV Vaccine Trial Network (HVTN), in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, is investing in the next generation of HIV prevention researchers with opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development activities for African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Islander medical students.   
Deadline for application is January 2, 2023, by 8:00 p.m. ET.

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#NYCHealthEquity - Advancing Racial and Social Justice

The Center for Health Equity at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) discusses the work of the Center for Health Equity to decrease health disparities and create an equitable and thriving city for all. The DOHMH and Center for Health Equity will use a racial justice lens to build organizational capacity to advance racial equity through data visualization, community engagement, neighborhood investment, and public policy.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

October is our favorite month at the OMH Knowledge Center — It's National Health Literacy Month and National Medical Librarians Month! This week, we are featuring two documents that focus on health literacy and misinformation. Health Literacy in the United States: Enhancing Assessments and Reducing Disparities, published by the Milken Institute, provides an introduction to health literacy and looks at promising practices for improving health literacy.

Confronting Health Misinformation: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment is a brief guide with real-world examples of how to confront misinformation and promote health literacy. View both of these documents in the online catalog here.

And remember, library and information specialists at the OMH Knowledge Center are here to help you! Contact us for assistance with any research needs you have.