FYI: Weekly Health Resources for November 16, 2022

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

HHS Selects HIV Challenge Phase 3 Winners 


On November 2, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced the phase three winners of the HIV Challenge. Launched in July 2021, the HIV Challenge is designed for individuals, communities, and community-based organizations to identify innovative and practical approaches to reduce HIV stigma and disparities and increase the uptake of HIV prevention and treatment among racial and ethnic minority communities.

Each participant received a prize of $60,000. The winners are expected to use their prize funds to present their project findings and participate in post-award activities within six months after the end of the competition.

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National Rural Health Day


November 17 is National Rural Health Day, a day to celebrate the efforts of rural health care providers, organizations, local health departments, and other stakeholders dedicated to addressing social determinants of health and the challenges that rural communities face today and into the future.

Join leaders from various HHS agencies tomorrow, November 17, at 3:00 p.m. ET for a Leadership Panel  to learn how department programs and initiatives are advancing rural behavioral health.

Visit the Native American Heritage Month website to access health resources and learn about the social determinants of health affecting AI/AN communities.

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Advancing the Science of Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research

Grant from SAGE Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders will fund a specific project or program working to offer support, resources, and/or connection to BIPOC, TGNCNB, and/or rural elders.
Deadline is November 30.

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Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Funding Opportunities 

Grant from the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples provides funding to students of American Indian descent to pursue careers in nursing.
Deadline is December 7.

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HEALTHY KIDS American Indian/Alaska Native Outreach & Enrollment

Cooperative agreements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) supports outreach strategies to increase the enrollment and retention of eligible American Indian and Alaska Native children, parents, and pregnant individuals in the Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Deadline is December 20.

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American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program

Grant from the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America offers funding to students of American Indian descent to pursue careers in nursing.
Deadline is December 1.

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Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Grant Program

Grant from the Minnesota Department of Health Center for Health Equity providing funding for projects focused on improving the health and well-being of American Indians and people of color in Minnesota.
Application deadline is December 19.

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Programmatic Interventions to Increase Uptake of Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination Among Students Attending Institutions of Higher Education

Cooperative Agreement from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support research to investigate programmatic interventions to increase uptake of influenza and COVID-19 vaccination among students attending institutions of higher education (IHEs).
Deadline is January 13, 2023.

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Webinars and Other Events

Pathways to Leadership Series: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Webinar hosted by the University of Chicago College of Medicine (UICOM).
TODAY, November 16, at 1:00 p.m. ET.


Toward Equity in Cancer Pain Management for Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Populations

Webinar hosted by the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences.
November 17, at 1:00 p.m. ET.


Health Equity with Tribal Self Governance: In partnership with the Indian Health Service

Webinar hosted by the CMS.
November 22, at 2:00 p.m. ET., No Registration Required.

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ISC-SC Suicide Prevention Webinar: Reimagining How We Prevent Suicide Among Those in Crisis

Webinar hosted by the American Public Health Association (APHA).
TODAY, November 16, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Specific Learning Disorders

Webinar hosted by the Indian Health Service (IHS).
November 17, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Trauma and Stress Disorders Webinar series: PTSD: Impact on Intimacy and Relationships

Webinar hosted by the IHS.
November 29, at 12:00 p.m. ET.



Updated Coverage to Care Resources Now Available


Coverage to Care (C2C) has released newly updated resources to help those served by CMS understand their health coverage and get health care services they need. Updated resources include the Roadmap to Better Care, Roadmap to Behavioral Health, Prevention Flyers, and more. These updated materials are available in both English and Spanish. Additional languages will be made available soon.

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Clinical Trial Participation Guide for American Indians and Alaska Natives


The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) released a Clinical Trial Participation Resource Guide for American Indians and Alaska Natives who want to learn more about clinical trials and the participation process. The outreach toolkit includes downloadable materials and social media messaging.

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Clinical Trials

Does Adding a Tailored Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Mobile Skills App Mediate Rates of Depression

This study, sponsored by the VA Office of Research and Development, seeks eligible veterans with depressive symptoms, to measure the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) enhanced with CBT MobileWork-V, a comprehensive CBT skill training smartphone app for improving CBT understanding and skill acquisition and depressive symptoms. The study will be carried out at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

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Listening to Mom 2: Neural, Clinical and Language Outcomes

This study, sponsored by Stanford University and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, seeks infants born preterm at Stanford Children's Hospital between 24 to 31 weeks old. The study will be carried out at Stanford University - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

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Workforce Development

Native American Congressional Internship

The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. 
Application deadline is January 31, 2023.

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American Indian Public Health Resource Center Technical Assistance

The American Indian Public Health Resource Center provides technical assistance for tribes to improve health systems, access to services, and health outcomes in rural, impoverished communities.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

Recommended Reading

In honor of National Rural Health Day, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring Dissemination of Rural Health Research: A Toolkit. This publication, produced by the Rural Health Research Gateway at the Center for Rural Health, is designed to help researchers synthesize and disseminate their research findings. While the ideas presented in this toolkit are especially relevant for those conducting health-related research in rural populations, researchers and community health workers of all backgrounds can find these tips useful. Topics in this toolkit include graphic design, language selection, and methods for promotion.

To access this free toolkit through the online catalog, click here.