FYI: Weekly Health Resources for November 9, 2022

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

November is Native American Heritage Month


Throughout November, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will focus on raising awareness about the health disparities impacting the AI/AN community and highlighting resources aimed at advancing health equity for AI/AN populations.

Visit our Native American Heritage Month website for information and resources on AI/AN health, which includes downloadable graphics and social media messaging.

Download OMH’s Native American Heritage Month-themed templates to create your own graphics for social media or build a presentation for your own Native American Heritage Month event.

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2022 CMS AI/AN Heritage Month Lecture Series

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Throughout the month of November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host its 2022 CMS American AI/AN Lecture Series. The webinar series will focus on advancing health equity in the American Indian and Alaska Native communities.  

Check out the remaining events below:

  • “Steps in Understanding How AI/AN Can Achieve Health Equity” in partnership with Federal HHS Agencies: November 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET.
  • "Health Equity with Tribal Self Governance: In partnership with the Indian Health Service:” November 22, at 2:00 p.m. ET.
  • “Indigenous Foods: Benefits in Health Outcomes for AI/AN People:” November 29, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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White House Tribal Nations Summit Travel Stipend

Funding from Native Americans in Philanthropy United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. Sovereignty Protection Fund.
Application deadline is November 28.

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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Overdose Response

Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Deadline is January 19, 2023.

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Clean Energy Technology Deployment on Tribal Lands - 2022

Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy  (DOE).
Deadline is February 9, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Connecting Kids to Coverage HEALTHY KIDS American Indian/Alaska Native 2023 Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements

Cooperative grant from CMS.
Deadline is December 20, by 3:00 p.m. ET.

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities

Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Deadline is January 27, 2023, by 3:00 p.m. ET.

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Research to Improve Native American Health

Research project grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Deadline is May 17, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Webinars and Other Events

Violence Against Women: Root Causes and Re-Indigenizing Prevention

Webinar hosted by the National Indian Health Board.
TODAY, November 9, at 2:00 p.m. ET. 


Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance

Telehealth series hosted by the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. 
November 22, at 2:00 p.m. ET. 


Dementia Friends for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Webinar hosted by Dementia Friends.
November 29, at 3:00 p.m. ET. 


Tribal Health and Adaptation Peer-Learning Roundtable Webinars

The first of a twelve-part webinar series hosted by the Tribal Climate Health Project.
November 17, at 1:00 p.m. ET. 


2022 National Tribal Leaders Climate Change Summit

Summit hosted by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians.
November 28-30, in Airway Heights, Washington.


2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit

Summit hosted by The White House.
November 30 - December 1, in Washington, DC.
Deadline to register is November 14, with limited capacity.



Resources: COVID-19


The We Can Do This campaign has an outreach toolkit for American Indian and Alaska Native tribal leaders who want to help increase confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in their communities.

Resources include information from CDC and new, culturally tailored materials from the HHS COVID-19 Public Education Campaign and its team of multicultural experts.

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Family Spirit Nurture Text Messaging Service


Family Spirit Nurture offers a free text messaging service for Native American caregivers with young children, providing supportive messages and resources about infant nutrition and growth.

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Data Equity in American Indian/Alaska Native Populations: Respecting Sovereign Nations’ Right to Meaningful and Usable COVID-19 Data


A perspective piece from the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) describing concerns related to data collection, equity, and public health planning for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities following the COVID-19 pandemic. The journal discusses data collection during the pandemic and emerging studies that utilize AI/AN data, noting concerns about control of data.

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Clinical Trials

Native American Diabetes Project

This study, sponsored by the University of Southern California, seeks Native Americans with diabetes aged 18 years and older to participate in an intervention to lower blood sugar and feelings of social isolation. This includes 12 weeks of diabetes-friendly, medically tailored meals, and four weeks of virtual diabetes wellness classes. The study will be carried out at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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Observational Maternal COVID-19 Vaccination Study

This study, sponsored by Duke University, seeks adult pregnant women aged 18-45 years old at or over 34 weeks gestation who plan on receiving COVID-19 vaccination during the current pregnancy in accordance with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) national recommendations. The study will be carried out at Duke University in North Carolina.

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Workforce Development

2023 Bloomberg Fellows Indigenous Scholars

The Bloomberg Fellows program, in partnership with the Center for Indigenous Health, supports cohorts of Indigenous Scholars looking to use public health tools to address the most pressing issues in their communities. The program aims to accelerate health and educational equity for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian peoples. Deadline for application is December 1.

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8th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week

The Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) will host its 8th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week the week of March 11-18, 2023, in Anniston, Alabama. CDP training is completely funded for state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency responders. All personnel who work in an emergency response capacity and are affiliated with one or more Tribal Nations, Indian Health Service (IHS), and those who work directly with Tribal Nations are encouraged to attend. Note: Some courses do have prerequisites and requirements. 

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring five curated collections related to American Indians/Alaska Natives and the five main Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). All of the resources in these collections are free and can be accessed through the links below.