FYI: Weekly Health Resources for November 30, 2022

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources
World AIDS Day 2022

World AIDS Day                     

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day to unite with others worldwide to prevent HIV, support people living with HIV, and remember those who have lost their lives to an HIV-related illness. The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) reaffirms its commitment to addressing the health disparities that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities, particularly Black, Latino, and LGBTQ+ individuals living with HIV.

This year’s theme, Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV, emphasizes accountability and action and echoes the Administration’s dedication to ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat worldwide by addressing health disparities in communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and mpox. The theme also highlights the importance of HIV testing.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) UNITE Initiative: Ending Structural Racism


UNITE was established to identify and address structural racism within the NIH-supported and the greater scientific community. With representation from across the NIH Institutes and Centers, the UNITE Initiative aims to establish an equitable and civil culture within the biomedical research enterprise and reduce barriers to racial equity in the biomedical research workforce.

From December 1, 2021, through February 1, 2022, UNITE hosted 14 listening sessions with external stakeholders who work and serve in diverse settings. The insights shared provided valuable information on the full range of issues and challenges facing diverse talent and will help develop UNITE priorities and an action plan. Click here to listen to past sessions and stay up-to-date on upcoming UNITE events.

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Funding for Older Americans Act Title VI Native Americans Programs

Grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to promote the delivery of nutrition, support and caregiver services to American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians that are comparable to services provided under Title III of the OAA. 
Deadline is December 6. 

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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Overdose Response

Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to reduce the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in high-risk rural communities.
Deadline is January 19, 2023.

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Innovations for Needs of People Aging with HIV/Long-Term Survivors in Urban Communities

Challenge grant from the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) in partnership with the ACL to identify innovative and effective pilot solutions that address the needs of people in urban communities who are aging with HIV or long-term survivors.
Deadline is January 31, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Tribal Colleges and Universities Program

Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide funding to federally recognized Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native-serving institutions, and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions that promote high quality science, statistics, and other social and behavioral sciences; natural sciences; computer science, including, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), STEM education, research, and outreach.
Deadline is January 11, 2023.

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Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive Grant Program

Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing in safe and healthy environments on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas and carry out other affordable housing activities.
Deadline is January 24, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Rural HIV and Aging Challenge

Challenge grant from OIDP in partnership with the ACL to support efforts to share, develop and test innovative and effective solutions for people in rural communities who are aging with HIV or long-term survivors, with a focus on racial and ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ populations. 
Deadline is January 31, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET. 

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Webinars and Other Events

Biomedical Research in Rural America: Much Accomplished, Much To Do

Virtual discussion hosted by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).
TODAY, November 30, at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Join via NIH VideoCast

Healthy People, Healthy Hearts: Healthy People 2030 and Cardiovascular Health

Webinar hosted by Healthy People 2030 and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services.
December 6, at 2:30 p.m. ET.                         


Journey to Healthy Communities: COVID-19 Guidelines

Community of learning series hosted by the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH).
December 14, 2:00 p.m. ET.                                


World AIDS Day 2022: Progress and Promise in HIV Research

Virtual discussion hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
December 1, at 1:00 p.m. ET.                                

Join on the Day of the Event

Climate Communities Listening Session

Virtual listening session hosted by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
December 8, at 12:00 p.m. ET.                 


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.

Register via Email


HHS Announces New $350 Million Initiative to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced a new $350 million initiative for HRSA-supported health centers to increase COVID-19 vaccines in their communities, with a specific focus on underserved populations.

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COVID-19 Resources for Tribes and Urban Indian Communities


Stay up to date on information about COVID-19 in Indian Country. The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) report card, "Data Genocide of American Indians and Alaska Natives in COVID-19 Data," a report card grading U.S. States' quality of COVID-19 racial data and their effectiveness in collecting and reporting data on American Indian and Alaska Native populations,can be found here. UIHI's COVID-19 vaccine and treatment resource pages are also available.

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New Move Your Way® Healthy Eating Integration Resources

Move Your Way

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) recently launched the Move Your Way® Healthy Eating Integration Resources. The resources include six stories that speak to how different individuals integrate physical activity and healthy eating in their daily lives. These stories incorporate MyPlate messages, including dietary recommendations, as well as Move Your Way messages and physical activity recommendations.        

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Clinical Trials

Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management for Latino Sexual Minority Men Living With HIV and Cancer

This study, sponsored by the University of Miami, seeks to develop and test a culturally-tailored, web-based cognitive behavioral stress management (CBSM) intervention for Latino sexual minority men with HIV and cancer. The study will be conducted at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida.

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Native American Diabetes Project

This study, sponsored by the University of Southern California and Project Angel Food, seeks to reach up to 312 Native Americans with diabetes in an intervention to lower blood sugar and feelings of social isolation. The intervention will include 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, California.

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Workforce Development

Latin American Training Program

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) Latin American Training Program (LATP) offers opportunities to develop ongoing relationships at participating Latin American hospitals or research facilities and equips Latin American Training Program participants with the tools necessary to implement the training at their home institution.
Deadline for application is December 16.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring the NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research: FY 2021-2025. Produced by NIH's Office of AIDS Research (OAR), this document presents a guiding framework for NIH research projects focused on addressing HIV/AIDS. It includes updated statistics on HIV/AIDS globally and within the United States. It also outlines the goals of NIH and describes how the organization plans to address these goals.

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