FYI: Weekly Health Resources for January 18, 2023

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

HHS MyHealthFinder: Take Good Care Campaign

Take Good Care MyHealth Finder Promo Image

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) created the Take Good Care campaign to help people get essential clinical preventive services. Focusing on Black and Hispanic women ages 45 to 54 who are often in caregiving roles, the campaign encourages prioritizing preventive care through the MyHealthfinder tool.

Preventive care includes health care like screenings, checkups, and vaccines. These services can find health problems before you have symptoms — or even stop issues from developing altogether. 

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Emergency Medicine Foundation Health Disparities Research Grant

Grants from the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) for research to improve healthcare access, delivery, utilization, quality, and outcomes of those affected by health disparities.
Deadline is January 20, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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Health Equity Research Network (HERN) on Improving Access to Care and other Health Inequities in Rural America

Grant from the American Heart Association to prioritize rural populations in programming, research, and policy.
Deadline for Pre-Proposal is January 26, at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Closing Deadline is April 4, at 4:00 p.m. ET.

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program

Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to improve access to oral health care services for low-income people with HIV and to support related education and training for delivering dental care to people with HIV.
Deadline is March 10.

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Florida Health Literacy Initiative Grant

Grant from Florida Blue Foundation to help Florida adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and family literacy programs integrate health education into their instruction.
Deadline is February 6.

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Building a Pipeline of Primary Care Providers to Serve Diverse Communities

Grant from The Colorado Health Foundation to increase the number of individuals working within Colorado's primary healthcare workforce who reflect the diverse patient population served by the state's safety net system or who are committed to serving rural and frontier communities.
Deadline is February 15.

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Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) Program 

Grant from Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Administration for Native Americans (ANA) for projects that promote economic and social self-sufficiency for Native American communities.
Deadline is March 31, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Webinars and Other Events

Foundation and Key Principles: Strengthening the Role of Advocacy in Indian Country Workshop

Three-day hybrid workshop hosted by the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center.
January 24-26, in Albuquerque, New Mexico and online.


Trauma & Stress Disorders Webinar Series: Multi-Generational Trauma

Webinar series hosted by the Indian Health Service (IHS) TeleBehavioral Health Center of Excellence.
January 31, at 12:00 p.m. ET


Collective Trauma Series: The Intentions Fall Short! Building Habits in Response to Stress

Webinar series hosted by the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan and the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network.
February 13, at 9:00 a.m. ET. 


Webinar Series: Cancer, Aging, and Comorbidities

Webinar series hosted by the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging.
January 27, February 1, March 30, April 12, May 9, June 15, and July 14.


Diabetes & Mental Health in Integrated Settings: Depression & Anxiety

Webinar series hosted by the IHS TeleBehavioral Health Center of Excellence.
February 2, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


FDA Rare Disease Day 2023 Public Meeting

Virtual public meeting hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in global observance of Rare Disease Week.
February 27, at 9:00 a.m. ET.



USDA and EDA Launch Resource Guide to Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities

Stronger Together: Federal Funding and Planning Strategies

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Rural Development released a joint resource guide titled, Stronger Together: Federal Funding and Planning Strategies to help community organizations access USDA and EDA resources to build strategies to boost economic development in rural America.

This joint planning resource guide for rural America will better equip communities with easy to access and easy-to-use tools to maximize the work of providing greater and inclusive economic prosperity across the country.

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Report Rapid COVID-19 Test Results with Make My Test Count

Make My Test Count

COVID-19 testing remains an essential public health tool. Now, you can report a positive or negative COVID-19 at-home test result through NIH's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx®️) Tech program helped develop the site, encouraging users to report test results anonymously.

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National Eye Institute Virtual Reality Eye Disease Experience

National Eye Institute Virtual Reality Eye Disease Experience

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and the NIH National Eye Institute has created a virtual reality (VR) app — See What I See — that shows what it's like to live with vision loss from common eye diseases, including glaucoma.

The app also features four quizzes to check your knowledge about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. 

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Clinical Trials

Natural History Study of COVID-19 Using Digital Wearables

This study, sponsored by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), intends to follow and record symptoms of COVID-19 to see how it progresses in people and why some people stay sick longer than others. The study will be conducted in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Transgender Men's Perspectives on HIV Risk and HIV Prevention Interventions

This study, sponsored by Northwestern University, aims to gather and analyze qualitative data from focus groups with Transgender men who have sex with men (TMSM) to learn more about the life experiences unique to TMSM that influence their attitudes and beliefs about HIV risk, as well as to understand better the intersections of these specific sexual and gender identities. The study will be conducted in Chicago, Illinois.

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Workforce Development

2023 NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors

The program will administer up to 40 master's degree-level counseling fellowships of $15,000 for addictions counseling students, plus the travel expenses to participate in other program-related trainings. The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program helps ensure that the behavioral health needs of all Americans are met, regardless of language or culture, thereby reducing health disparities and improving overall community health and well-being.
Deadline for application is January 31, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of Healthy Weight Week, the OMH Knowledge Center is highlighting a collection of articles and items that feature information on dietary and exercise guides, healthy food access resources, and childhood obesity intervention planning.

These resources are free and can easily be accessed through the online catalog here.

View our search tips page for guidance on searching the online catalog, or contact the OMH Knowledge Center directly for research assistance