FYI: Weekly Health Resources for December 21, 2022

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

HHS Releases Health+Long COVID Report


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the Heath+ Long COVID Report highlighting the experiences of people living with Long COVID to better understand it and help drive solutions. The report describes the Health+ program’s human-centered design, includes patient descriptions and journeys, and offers recommendations on delivering high-quality care and resources to support individuals and families affected by Long COVID. The report builds on the
President’s Memorandum on Addressing the Long-Term Effects
of COVID-⁠19, and the two previously issued HHS Long COVID reports.

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Let's Take Charge! Lupus Research Inclusivity and Diversity Campaign 


The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) joined forces with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (FDA OMHHE) for the Let’s Take Charge! Campaign, an initiative to make lupus research more inclusive and diverse.

This campaign raises awareness about the importance of racial and ethnic minority participation in clinical trials while also addressing patient concerns and myths about research. Together, we can advance health equity and improve the lives of those impacted by this chronic, incurable disease.

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Pilot Projects to Advance Harm Reduction and Public Safety Partnerships to Prevent Overdose

Funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Council for Mental Wellbeing to reduce the risk of overdose and other drug-related harms for people who use drugs and those with substance use disorders who are or may become justice-involved.
Deadline is December 23, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

Grant from the Walmart Foundation to support the unique needs of local communities in the service areas of Walmart and Sam's Club stores, covering eight areas of funding including health and human services.
Deadline is December 31.

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AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Grant from AmeriCorps will prioritize projects with a focus on organizations serving communities with concentrated poverty, rural communities, tribal communities, and those serving historically underrepresented and underserved individuals.
Deadline is January 4, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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California Domestic Violence Mobile Health Care Services Program

Funding from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services will provide domestic violence victims/survivors and their children in California access to COVID-19 testing, vaccines, and primary healthcare through weekly mobile healthcare visits. 
Deadline is December 23, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Conversations on Rural Health Disparities in New York Micro-Grants

Grants from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to support dialogue, learning, and action planning to address community health needs and persistent health disparities in rural communities in Western and Central New York.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis until December 31.

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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 rural healthcare networks.
Deadline is January 6, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Webinars and Other Events

Addressing Indigenous Homelessness

Webinar hosted by the STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center.
December 21, at 3:00 p.m. ET.


Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Rural LGBTQ Adults

Webinar hosted by the Rural Health Research Gateway.
January 18, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. ET.     


Families USA’s Health Action Conference 2023

Virtual and in-person conference hosted by the Families USA.
January 26-28, 2023, in Washington, DC and online.


The Art of the Warm Handoff in Integrated Care

Behavioral Health Integration Webinar Series hosted by the Indian Health Services (IHS) Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence.
January 5, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. ET.     


Reclaiming our Future: Indigenizing Strategic Planning to Address SDOH

Webinar series hosted by the National Council of Urban Indian Health.
January 20, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


2023 Annual Arizona Rural & Public Health Policy Forum

In-person event hosted bythe University of Arizona Center for Rural Health.
January 31, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.



Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery


RECOVER is a research project that aims to learn about the long-term health effects of COVID. NIH created the initiative to learn about the long-term effects of COVID. The initiative brings together patients, caregivers, clinicians, community leaders, and scientists from across the nation to understand, prevent and treat PASC, including Long COVID. Find a RECOVER study site near you.

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New Website for Telehealth Centers of Excellence


A new website from the two HRSA-supported Telehealth Centers of Excellence – The Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Mississippi Medical Center – offers a wealth of expertise and resources for telehealth organizations, researchers, providers, and other stakeholders, based on their experience, research, and innovation.

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Clinical Trials

Research Study on the Impact of Chronic Pain

This study, sponsored by Emory University, aims to learn more about chronic pain and the impact of chronic pain on young adults with sickle cell disease. The study will be conducted through online questionnaires and interviews.

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Dietary Intake and Dietary Behaviors in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

This study, sponsored by the NIH, seeks to learn more about how diet and nutrition affect the physical and mental health of people living with sickle cell disease. The study will be conducted via tele visits and virtual interviews.

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Workforce Development

NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)’s Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) supports the career development of promising early-career minority health and health disparities research scientists and stimulates research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. The HDRI features lectures on minority health and health disparities research, small group discussions, mock grant review, and seminars. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet with NIH scientific staff engaged in related health disparities research across the various NIH Institutes and Centers.
August 7-11, 2023, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Deadline for application is March 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Introductory/Refresher Virtual Motivational Interviewing Training

A half-day live session, hosted by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, is ideal for busy individuals looking for introductory or refresher training. Whether a clinician in a behavioral health setting, a supervisor trying to boost staff morale, or a nurse helping patients manage diabetes, motivational interviewing training can help create conversations that empower people to make meaningful changes. Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in a virtual environment.
January 12, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

Eating healthy and nutritious meals tends to be harder in the winter months, but the new year is the perfect time to begin a healthy eating regimen. To help you out, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, published jointly by the USDA and HHS. This is the 9th edition of the Dietary Guidelines, and it contains updated recommendations for all age groups.

This latest edition can be accessed through the online catalog here.

To see how the Dietary Guidelines have changed over the years, check out the complete collection of this series here.