FYI: Weekly Health Resources for February 1, 2023

February 1, 2023  |  View as a webpage

FYI: Weekly Health Resources

February is Black History Month

OMH Black History Month 2023

This Black History Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is committed to addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and improving the health of Black and African American communities, the second largest minority population in the United States.

OMH is focusing on the impact of nutrition and food insecurity on Black and African American communities and their role in obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and maternal and infant mortality.

Visit the OMH Black History Month website to access resources on key health concerns impacting Black and African American communities, information about the men and women who have contributed to advances in health care delivery and medical research, and templates to create your own images.

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February 7: Join Salud America! and OMH for the Twitter chat, Three Years Later: How COVID-19 Is Impacting Latinos

Salud America and OMH Twitter Chat

We invite you to join Salud America! and the OMH for the Twitter chat Three Years Later: How COVID-19 Is Impacting Latinos. Use the hashtag #SaludTues to explore the state of COVID-19 among Latinos and Afro-Latinos, inequities revealed or worsened by the pandemic, and how healthcare, school, and community leaders can alleviate COVID-19 inequities.
February 7, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Addressing Health Systems Factors and Social Determinants of Maternal Health

Grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for established researcher-community partnerships to research the comparative effectiveness of multi-component, multilevel interventions to improve maternal outcomes for individuals from maternal health disparity populations.
Deadline for Letter of Intent is February 7, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Closing Deadline is May 2, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Substance Use Disorder Services to BIPOC Communities

Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to invest additional resources to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-led and/or BIPOC-supporting organizations to implement effective strategies in reducing racial inequities in substance use disorder (SUD)-related outcomes.
Deadline is March 10, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

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Increasing PrEP Use Among Disproportionately Affected Populations in the United States 

Cooperative agreement from the CDC to evaluate the effectiveness of implementation strategies to increase PrEP use among Black women in women’s health clinics.
Deadline is March 17, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Award from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) contributes to the development of the next generation of hematologists by providing research funding for talented first-, second-, and third-year medical students as well as first- and second-year medical residents.
Deadline is February 15.

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Long-Acting Antiretroviral Therapies in a Community-Based Sample of Priority Populations Living with HIV Who are Disproportionately Affected

Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) support formative research on cis-gender Black women with HIV (CgBWH) and their acceptance and perceived barriers and facilitators of using current and future long-acting antiretroviral therapies.
Deadline is March 17, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Understanding Suicide Risk and Protective Factors among Black Youth

Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance research to better understand the factors that confer risk and resilience for suicide among Black youth.
Deadline is June 20.

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Webinars and Other Events

History of Racism in U.S. Health Care: Root Causes of Today's Hierarchy and Systems of Power

Livestream event hosted by the National Health Equity Grand Rounds.
February 7, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit

Virtual event hosted by The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).
February 9-10, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


The Best Practices Guide for Heart Disease and Stroke: Exploring What’s New

Webinar hosted by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
February 14, at 2:30 p.m. ET.

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Cities: The Future of Health: A SDOH Discussion

Last part of a webinar series hosted by Big Cities Health Coalition.
February 7, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Winter Health Summit & Expo: Celebrating the Resilience of Black Health

Hybrid event hosted by Black Health Matters.
February 11, at 8:30 a.m. ET, in Atlanta, Georgia and online.


Management of Psychotic Disorders in the Black Community

Webinar hosted by the Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Network.
February 23, at 12:00 p.m. ET.



Kidney Sundays: A Toolkit

Kidney Sundays

Did you know that chronic kidney disease is more common in non-Hispanic Black adults (16 percent) than in non-Hispanic White adults (13 percent) or non-Hispanic Asian adults (13 percent)?

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has created Kidney Sundays: A Toolkit for Black and African American faith-based organizations to help promote kidney health at their services, programs, and events.

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Best Practices for Heart Disease and Stroke: A Guide to Effective Approaches and Strategies

Best Practices for Heart Disease and Stroke

The CDC has published Best Practices for Heart Disease and Stroke: A Guide to Effective Approaches and Strategies to inform decision making by translating complex evidence into specific public health actions that end users can take to address heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular conditions within their own practice and communities.

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Clinical Trials

The HARMONY Study: An Intervention to Reduce Cardiometabolic Risk in African American Women

This study, sponsored by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will test whether a culturally-tailored nutrition and exercise intervention designed for African American women will lead to sustained improvements in exercise and healthy eating through improvements in self-management mediators: mindfulness, stress management, positive reappraisal, self-regulation, and self-efficacy. The study will be conducted in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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EDIT-301 for Autologous HSCT in Subjects with Severe Sickle Cell Disease

This study, sponsored by Editas Medicine, Inc., will evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single unit dose of EDIT-301 for autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant in subjects with severe sickle cell disease. Studies will be conducted in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

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Workforce Development

LEAP for Diverse Scholars

The Leadership and Education Advancement Program (LEAP) for Diverse Scholars is an evidence-informed mentoring and leadership development program offered by the American Psychological Association for early career social and behavioral scientists from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations who show promise in research related to the NIDDK mission but who have not yet received R01 funding.
Deadline for application is April 3.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of Black History Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is highlighting articles and documents looking at social determinants of health (SDOH) concerning nutrition in the black community. 

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

Looking for more information on a topic included in this collection? View our search tips page for guidance on searching the online catalog.