FYI: Weekly Health Resources for February 8, 2023

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

Celebrating Prominent Black Figures Combating Obesity

Fatima Cody Stanford

This Black History Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is celebrating the achievements of Black and African American individuals by highlighting the significant impact they have made on all facets of life and society throughout U.S. history.

This week, we celebrate Black and African American contributions to advancing equity in nutrition and obesity. Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford is an obesity medicine physician whose expertise focuses on how medicine, public health, policy, and disparities intersect.

Follow @MinorityHealth on Instagram to learn more about Dr. Stanford and other famous figures who helped combat obesity.

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Talking About Health Equity: Understanding Terms and Speaking with Others

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OMH, in partnership with the National Association of State Offices of Minority Health (NASOMH) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), formed the States, Islands, and Territories Health Equity-Community of Practice (SITHE-COP). The next SITHE-COP members meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The meeting will focus on discussion of “Talking About Health Equity: Understanding Terms and Speaking with Others,” sharing what has been helpful and what has been challenging when establishing common terms/definitions and discussing health equity with others. 

Register for the February SITHE-COP meeting by submitting your contact information to In response to that submission, you will receive a Zoom calendar invite for the February 16 meeting.

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February 13: Webinar, Reducing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities: A Conversation with Dr. Brian King

Reducing Tobacco Health Disparities Dr Brian King

We invite you to join the webinar Reducing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities: A Conversation with Dr. Brian King hosted by the FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE).

Dr. King is the Director of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). OMHHE Director RADM Richardae Araojo and Dr. King will discuss the impact of tobacco use on Black Americans and other populations, CTP’s efforts to achieve health equity in tobacco product regulation, and more. 

Submit questions in advance by sending a message to with the subject line "BHM Webinar" by today, February 8, at 5:30 p.m. ET. 
February 13, at 1:00 p.m. ET.



Delta States Rural Development Network Program

Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support the planning, development, and implementation of integrated healthcare networks within the Delta Region that collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic healthcare services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole.
Deadline is March 22, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the U.S.

Grant from the NIH to support innovative population-based research that can contribute to identifying and characterizing pathways and mechanisms through which work or occupation influences health outcomes and health status among populations with health and/or health care disparities, and how work functions as a social determinant of health.
Deadline is June 5.

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Galvanizing Health Equity Through Novel and Diverse Educational Resources (GENDER) Research Education

Grant from the NIH to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a diverse workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.
Deadline is September 7.

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Research to Improve Native American Health

Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support developmental/exploratory studies in preparation for health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, or treatment services research to improve health in Native American populations.
Deadline is May 17.

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Basic Research in Cancer Health Disparities

Grant from the NIH to support innovative studies designed to investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer disparities, with a particular focus on the interplay of race/ethnicity and/or other social determinants with cancer biology.
Deadline is June 5.

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Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations

Grant from the NIH to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on healthcare systems serving health disparity populations in communities in the U.S., including the U.S. territories.
Deadline is September 7.

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Webinars and Other Events

2023 Innovations Conference: Honoring Workforce Solutions to Support Care for Communities of Color

Virtual conference hosted by the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network.
February 13-16.


16th Health Disparities Conference

In-person conference hosted by the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education.
February 22-24, in New Orleans, Louisiana.


POWER ECHO Community Health Worker Training: Complications of Sickle Cell

Virtual training hosted by the Sickle Cell Association of America.
March 9, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Warts and All: Successes and Failures in Population Health Grant Writing

Webinar hosted by the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science.
February 16, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Rare Disease Day at NIH 2023

In-person and online event hosted by the NIH.
February 28, at 9:00 a.m. ET, in Bethesda, Maryland and online.


Call for Submissions: CityMatCH Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference

Conference hosted by CityMatCH.
September 20-23, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Deadline for abstracts, workshops, and symposia is March 10.



AAIP COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign


The Association of American Indian Physicians in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a campaign to help increase the vaccination rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The campaign offers resources to help reinforce the message that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and widely available. Resources include a downloadable brochure, infographics, graphics, videos, and much more.

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New! What Works Fact Sheet to Promote Pregnancy Health


The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) has released a new What Works Fact Sheet that features an easy-to-read table showing Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommendations and findings for evaluated intervention approaches. This downloadable resource may be viewed online or printed as a handout, making it useful for communications with decision-makers and partners.

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Health Observance: National Donor Day (February 14)

National Donor Day

National Donor Day is an observance dedicated to spreading awareness and education about organ, eye, and tissue donation.

By spreading the word, we can take small steps every day to help save and heal more lives and honor the donor’s legacy of generosity and compassion.

Visit the Donate Life website and show your support by signing up online as an organ, eye, and tissue donor. One donor can save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 75 individuals! 

Sign Up To Be An Organ Donor     

Inscríbase como donante de órganos

Clinical Trials

Positive Activities for Asian American Cancer Patients and Caregivers

This study, sponsored by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, will design and test the feasibility of two positive activities, household contribution and outside contribution, to increase the quality of life in Asian American cancer patients. The study will be conducted in Houston, Texas.

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

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

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Workforce Development

Improving Health and Well-Being in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Through Compliance

The HHS Office of Inspector General offers the online training series Improving Health and Well-Being in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Through Compliance which includes web-based trainings, job aids, and videos for grantees and health care providers who serve AI/AN communities to learn more about compliance; fraud, waste, and abuse; and health care quality. These trainings are free, and users can download a certification of completion for each training completed.

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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 obesity and food insecurity in the Black and African American community.

These resources are free and can easily 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.