FYI: Weekly Health Resources for November 2, 2022

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!


November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Throughout the month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will continue its mission to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities by raising awareness about the health disparities impacting the AI/AN communities.

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New OMH Blog: Addressing Community Health Literacy to Improve COVID-19 Health Outcomes

OMH Lit Blog

The newest OMH Blog for Health Equity addresses the low health literacy levels leaving many people susceptible to dangerous COVID-19 misinformation and disinformation–especially racial and ethnic minority groups and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. In this blog, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and OMH Director, Rear Admiral Felicia Collins, M.D, M.P.H., highlights the Stronger Partnership, Stronger Community: Using Health Literacy to Increase Resilience (Stronger2) project funded by OMH’s Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 (AHL) initiative

Read how Stronger2 is improving health literacy and increasing the
use of COVID-19 services and public health information among local
African American, African, and Hispanic communities in Fairfax County,

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Native Youth and Culture Fund Grant Opportunity

Grant from the First Nations Development Institute.
Deadline is November 10, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Cooperative Agreements with Technical Assistance Providers for the Thriving Communities Program

Cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Deadline is November 22, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Cooperative Agreements for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Planning Grants

Cooperative agreement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Deadline is December 19.

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Zeroing In Rural Health Equity and Advancement Grants

Grants from Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Deadline is November 15.

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Central Texas African American Healthy Minds Project

Grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Deadline for proposals is December 1, at 12:59 p.m. ET.

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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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Webinars and Other Events

Native American Heritage Month Keynote Lecture

Event hosted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
TODAY, November 2, in Baltimore, Maryland, at 4:00 p.m. ET.  


2022 CMS AI/AN Heritage Month Lecture Series

Webinar series hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). 
November 8, 15, 22, and 29, at 2:00 p.m. ET. 

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The More You Know ... About HPV and Cervical Cancer in Native American Communities

Webinar hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
November 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET. 


Healing Our Native American Veterans 

Webinar hosted by the Eastern Region Training & Technical Assistance Center. 
November 3, at 3:00 p.m. ET. 


COVID-19 Vaccine for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Persons: What You Can Do

Webinar hosted by the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
November 8, at 3:00 p.m. ET. 


No Equity Without Sovereignty: Indigenous Resistance Through Data

Webinar hosted by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism & Equity (IDARE) and the Center for Indigenous Health (CIH).
November 16, at 5:00 p.m. ET. 



Resources: COVID-19

Recording Ad

Watch the pre-recorded Spanish panel event hosted by the NIH with the NIH Florida Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities centered around the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Recording is available TODAY, November 2 via Facebook.

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The Research Projects Directory

All of Us

The NIH All of Us Research Program released the Research Projects Directory that includes information about all of the existing projects in the All of Us Researcher Workbench to help provide transparency about how it is used. 

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Improving Access to LGBTQIA+-Friendly Care in Rural Areas


The University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center published a case series to highlight organizations doing exemplary work to improve access to health care and experiences of health care among LGBTQIA+ individuals in rural communities across the U.S.

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Clinical Trials

Puerto Rico COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Study 

This study, sponsored by the NIH with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), seeks participants to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational program to increase the proportion of men and women aged 21 years and older who have received the COVID-19 booster vaccine. The study will be carried out at the Outpatient Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Prospective Natural History Study of Smoking, Immune Cell Profiles, Epigenetics and COVID-19

This study, sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), seeks healthy individuals ages 30-55 who are current smokers, or non-smokers who may potentially contract COVID-19. The study will be carried out at the NIEHS Clinical Research Unit (CRU) in Triangle Park, North Carolina.

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Workforce Development

2023-2024 Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

The one-year fellowship at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is for physicians from historically-marginalized groups who have completed residency in the United States. Fellows in the program will receive leadership training, mentoring from Harvard senior faculty, access to Harvard resources, and networking/career development.
Deadline for application is December 1. 

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of National Diabetes Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring the report Diabetes in America. This is the third edition of the report published by NIDDK. It features up-to-date statistics on diabetes and related complications, prevention strategies, and treatment options. This report is available for free and can be accessed here.

For more resources related to diabetes, check out the catalog search results here.