FYI: Weekly Health Resources for December 14, 2022

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

Marketplace Open Enrollment Deadline Ends Tomorrow

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The deadline for Marketplace Open Enrollment is tomorrow, December 15, for coverage starting January 1, 2023.

Don’t wait! Enroll in a Marketplace plan to start the new year with full coverage. Visit to compare plans today and spread the word about open enrollment by sharing resources from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration

Cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund up to 5 communities that provide housing interventions in lower-income households to determine whether coordination between the programs concerning the implementation of healthy homes remediation activities and energy conservation measures achieves cost-effectiveness and better outcomes in improving the safety and quality of homes.
Deadline is January 5, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity

Cooperative agreement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity Program. The program develops and maintains comprehensive, long-term, and mutually beneficial partnerships between institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students and NCI-designated Cancer Centers.
Deadline is January 6, 2023.

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Assessing the Effectiveness of Programs, Policies, or Practices that Affect Social Determinants of Health to Promote Health Equity and Reduce Health Disparities in Chronic Diseases

Cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support rapid, applied research with rigorous study design to evaluate the impact of ongoing programs, policies, and environmental improvement strategies on SDOH and how these changes in SDOH improve chronic disease outcomes and related health disparities.
Deadline is February 9, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to promote the planning and development of integrated healthcare networks to address the legislative aims, improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes, and strengthen the rural healthcare system.
Deadline is January 6, 2023.

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HEAL Initiative: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Co-Occurring Conditions by Intervening on Social Determinants

Grant from the NIH to develop and test interventions to prevent opioid misuse, opioid use disorder, and co-occurring conditions by intervening through social determinants of health (SDOH).
Deadline is February 2, 2023.

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Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity

Grant from the NIH to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing disparities in tobacco use and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the U.S.
Deadline is September 7, 2023.

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Webinars and Other Events

HIV and AIDS-related Opportunistic Infections: Updates for Clinical Practice

Webinar hosted by Howard University.
December 15, at 11:00 a.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.

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Incorporating Social Determinants of Health Framework in HIV Control & Prevention

Webinar hosted by MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center.
January 6, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. ET.


Overdose Prevention Key Updates & Refresher

Webinar hosted by the UT Health San Antonio.
December 15, at 1:00 p.m. ET.


The Role of Social Drivers of Health to Advance Rural Health Equity During Turbulent Economic Times

Webinar hosted by the National Rural Health Resource Center.
December 21, at 3:00 p.m. ET.


Positive Culture Framework Training

In-person training hosted by the Montana State University Center for Health & Safety Culture.
March 28 - 30, 2023, in Charlotte, North Carolina. 



Get the Facts on COVID-19 Variants and Boosters


The updated boosters are especially critical as they prevent severe illness from the original virus and the Omicron variants. Staying up to date with all the available boosters will help keep you and your loved ones healthy. The National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) can help educate and support your community when it comes to vaccinations and boosters:

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PhenX Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Assessments Collection


The National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) released the PhenX Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Assessments Collection, available in the PhenX Toolkit. This toolkit contains 19 protocols that expand on the previous SDOH collection to help measure upstream factors that shape behaviors and health outcomes. This collection provides a common currency for studying SDOH across public health research studies.Researchers are encouraged to use this collection to examine the role of SDOH and the factors related to health inequities and enable effective interventions to reduce health disparities.

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U.S. Influenza Surveillance


The U.S. influenza surveillance system is a collaborative effort between the CDC and its many partners in state, local, and territorial health departments, public health and clinical laboratories, vital statistics offices, health care providers, hospitals, clinics, emergency departments, and long-term care facilities. Information in five categories is collected from nine data sources to:

  • Find out when and where influenza activity is occurring.
  • Determine what influenza viruses are circulating.
  • Detect changes in influenza viruses; and
  • Measure the impact influenza has on illness, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Stay up to date with weekly flu activity in your region.

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Clinical Trials

Leveraging mHealth and Peers to Engage African- Americans and Latinxs in HIV Care (LEAN)

This study, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University, seeks to evaluate whether mHealth-enhanced Linkage to Care and Retention (mLTCR) can improve HIV outcomes among HIV-infected African Americans and Latinos compared to standard Linkage to Care and Retention (LTCR) programs. The study will be conducted at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Natural History of Rheumatic Diseases in Minority Communities

This study, sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), seeks to explore the causes of rheumatic diseases and why many of them affect certain minority communities more severely. The study will be conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Workforce Development

Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Communities and COVID-19

The National Resource Center for Immigrant, Refugees, and Migrants is offering an on-demand training module to support public health professionals and others working within specific communities affected by social determinants of health.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

This week, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring a publication from the CDC that focuses on strategies for outreach and engagement in HIV prevention.

HIV Prevention in the United States: Mobilizing to End the Epidemic discusses the "Ending the HIV Epidemic" initiative, launched in 2019 by the HHS. This initiative is bolstering the CDC’s long-standing partnerships with state and local health departments. This publication outlines current and planned approaches for addressing HIV prevention in line with the federal initiative's key strategies.

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