FYI: Weekly Health Resources for November 23, 2022

November 23, 2022  |  View as a webpage

FYI: Weekly Health Resources

Join OMH for a Native American Heritage Month Twitter Chat

Native American Heritage Month Twitter Chat

Join the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health for a Twitter chat in honor of Native American Heritage Month. The chat will discuss how maternal and child health and food access can be improved for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Follow @MinorityHealth and @JHUCIH on Twitter and use the hashtags #NativeHealthChat and #NativeStregths to join the conversation.
November 29, 2:00 pm ET.

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Enroll in Health Coverage by December 15

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Enroll in health care coverage through today and keep your health protected all year long. Spread the word about Marketplace open enrollment by sharing resources from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Deadline to enroll is December 15 for coverage starting January 1, 2023.

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Opportunity to Co-Sponsor OASH-Supported Grantee Workshops

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) announced an opportunity for non-federal public and private sector entities to co-sponsor OASH-supported grants workshops (OASH Grants Workshops). The OASH Grants Workshops aim to build capacity among potential grant applicants and grant recipients in related areas such as applying for and managing grants and cooperative agreements awarded under OASH programs.

Expressions of interest for co-sponsorships are being received for workshops that will take place in this fiscal year (through September 2023) or beyond. Expressions of interest may be submitted throughout the year to OASH_Grants@HHS.GOV with “Co-sponsorship for OASH-supported Grants Workshops” in the subject field or by mail.

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Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence

Funding opportunities from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Centers of Excellence initiative, which will comprise up to seven research centers, one data innovation and coordinating hub, and one implementation science hub.
Deadline for is December 5.

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Common Noncommunicable Disease in Tribal Populations

Grant from NIH and the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) is seeking applications for implementation research addressing risk factors for common noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries and AI/AN populations in the United States.
Deadline is March 6, 2023.

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Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska

Grant from ACF ANA to provide funding to targeted village-specific projects that improve and strengthen the administrative and management capacity of village governments central to social and economic self-sufficiency in Alaska.
Deadline is March 31, 2023.

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Innovation Award: COVID-19 and Health Equity

Cooperative Agreement from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide funding for innovative projects that will strengthen and advance COVID-19 health equity research.
Deadline for Letter of Intent is December 6.
Closing Deadline is January 16, 2023.

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Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance

Grant from Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Administration for Native Americans (ANA) to provide funding for the promotion of the survival of Native American Languages.
Deadline is March 31, 2023

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Environmental Regulatory Enhancement

Grant from ACF ANA to fund community-based projects for the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement program. The program provides funding for the costs of planning, developing, and implementing programs designed to improve the capability of tribal governing bodies to regulate environmental quality pursuant to federal and tribal environmental laws.
Deadline is March 31, 2023.

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Webinars and Other Events

Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Program: Identifying Risks and Intervention to Optimize Postpartum Health

Three day virtual workshops hosted by the NIH.
November 29 - December 1, at 11:00 a.m. ET


Human Subjects Research: Policies, Clinical Trials, & Inclusion

Virtual conference hosted by NIH
December 6-7, at 12:00 p.m. ET


2022 Global Health Landscape Symposium

Symposium discussing equity in global health hosted by the Global Health Council.
December 7-8, in Washington, DC. 


Unlocking the Keys to Disparities in Obesity and Cancer: The Role of Bio Behavioral Research

Webinar hosted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center to Reduce Health Disparities.
November 30, at 1:00 p.m. ET


2022 UnidosUS Latinx Health Equity Summit: Advancing Our Community's Health

Summit hosted by UnidosUS.
December 6-8, in Phoenix, AZ.  


Applying SMARTIE Principles to Objectives Aligned with Healthy People

Virtual meeting hosted by OMH in partnership with the National Association of State Offices of Minority Health and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
December 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET

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New Hear Her™ AI/AN Maternal Health Resources Available!


The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and OMH in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new segment of the Hear Her™ campaign to amplify the voices of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people and work to improve maternal health outcomes. 

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COVID-19: Stay Up to Date with Vaccines and Boosters

Stay Up to Date with Vaccines and Boosters

The holidays are approaching and now more than ever is the time to help keep you and your loved ones safe by staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying. As with other vaccine-preventable diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations, including recommended boosters. 

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New National Guidelines for Improving Youth Mental Health Crisis Care

National Guidelines for Improving Youth Mental Health Crisis Care

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a new report, National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Care, highlighting the urgent need to improve crisis response services for children, youth, and families experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Additionally, the publication provides best practices, implementation strategies, and practical guidance on how communities can address the existing gaps in care for youth and culturally appropriate crisis response services.

The guidelines urge crisis care providers be trained to respond to the diverse needs of all youth, including those of different age ranges, races and ethnicities, sexual and gender identities, immigration status, homelessness and intellectual or developmental disabilities and that clinicians and peers reflect the diverse communities they serve.

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Clinical Trials

Alzheimer's Disease and Precision Medicine Research Among Native People

This project, sponsored by the University of Colorado, Denver, and the Missouri Breaks Industries Research, Inc, seeks to address the gaps in Alzheimer's disease and precision medicine research in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. The study will be carried out at Missouri Breaks Industries Research, Inc., in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Mechanisms, Predictors, and Social Determinants of Cardiotoxicity in Breast Cancer

This observational study, sponsored by the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the American Heart Association seeks to help learn more about how the medications doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and/or trastuzumab (Herceptin) affect the heart and how those effects relate to patients' medical history and social determinants of health (such as race, gender identity, education, occupation, access to health services and economic resources). The study will be carried out at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Workforce Development

Improving Healthcare Immunization Rates

This free course presented by the North Dakota Public Health Training Network, will review data on healthcare personnel immunization rates for influenza vaccines and discuss practical roles of the six major stakeholder groups associated with healthcare personnel immunization programs. 

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

While many families are celebrating this holiday season with tables overflowing with delicious foods, countless others are struggling with food insecurity. A critical social determinant of health is being able to afford and access healthy foods that are culturally relevant and fit one's lifestyle.

The OMH Knowledge Center recommended reading this week is a collection of toolkits, handbooks, and reports that focus on ways to address food insecurity. Readers will find materials on operating food pantries, creating community gardens, and more.

All of these resources are available for free through the online catalog here.