FYI: Weekly Health Resources for March 1, 2023

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

HHS Celebrates Women’s History Month


March is Women's History Month, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) remains committed to supporting women and ensuring their access to health care. HHS programs and initiatives have focused on improving the lives of women and their families in their communities, homes, and workplaces.

Whether it’s developing and understanding the best practices for care delivery, raising awareness around diseases and conditions that disproportionately impact women, or providing quality health care in federally-funded health centers, HHS has—and will continue to—advance the health and well-being of every woman in America. 

Read a fact sheet detailing the actions HHS has taken to advance health equity and improve health outcomes for women and girls in America and abroad.

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University SDOH Projects


Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a public, historically Black university located in Tallahassee, Florida. Through several departments, FAMU researchers contribute valuable work to the topic of social determinants of health (SDOH). Some examples of their work include:

  • The FAMU Center for Health Disparities Research, a community partnership to expose social determinants and behavioral and ethical factors that may influence COVID-19 vaccination among racial, ethnic, and vulnerable community populations in Gadsden County, Florida.
  • The Test Up Now Education Program (TUNE-UP), a behavioral clinical trial funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program to test the effectiveness of a community health advisor intervention to boost stool-based screening in African Americans. 

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National Asian Language Tobacco Quitline

Cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support a national Asian language smoking quitline.
Deadline is March 13, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities

Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to stimulate partnerships between small business concerns and nonprofit research institutions to develop products, processes, and services that can be used to reduce health disparities for any of its priority disparity populations.
Deadline is March 24.

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Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Data Challenge

Challenge grant from the American Heart Association to encourage cross collaboration among researchers to better understand the impact of health disparities and social and structural determinants of health on the care of patients experiencing stroke.
Deadline is March 31, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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Children, Youth and Families At-Risk Sustainable Community Projects

Grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System.
Deadline is March 21.

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Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Grant from the NIH to support intervention research that addresses structural racism and discrimination in order to improve minority health or reduce health disparities.
Deadline is March 24.

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Fertility Status as a Marker for Overall Health

Grant from the NIH to support research that explores the premise that fertility status can be a marker for overall health.
Deadline is June 19.

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Webinars and Other Events

Impacts of Healthcare Algorithms on Racial and Ethnic Healthcare Disparities

Webinar hosted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and NIMHD.
March 2, at 10:30 a.m. ET and March 3, at 10:00 a.m. ET.


Behavioral Health Integration Webinar Series: Telehealth for Integrated Care

Webinar hosted by the Indian Health Service (IHS) TeleBehavioral Health Center of Excellence.
March 9, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Proactive Responses that Foster Resilience and Wellbeing

Part of a webinar series hosted by Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.
March 13, at 9:00 a.m. ET.


Enhancing the Effectiveness of Public Safety-led Overdose Prevention in Black, Indigenous and People of Color Communities

Webinar hosted by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.
March 8, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Busting the Myths and Cultural Barriers to Clinical Trials

Webinar hosted by Salud America!
March 9, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Cultural Considerations for 12-Step Recovery Programs

Webinar hosted by the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).
March 15, at 3:00 p.m. ET.



CDC Launches a New Tribal Public Health Data Site

CDC New Site

The CDC has launched an online Tribal Public Health Data site to assist tribal partners and others with information and tools related to tribal data.

The site provides guidance on accessing CDC tribal data; information on tribal data issues, tools, technical assistance, and training; and tribal data-related resources from public health partners. This site will continue to grow as CDC engages further with tribes and tribal organizations to provide the most needed data-related information.

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Perspectives on Advancing NIH Research to Inform and Improve the Health of Women Report


Following a 2021 request from Congress, the NIH organized a conference to evaluate current research activities related to women's health to address rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates, increasing rates of chronic debilitating conditions in women, and stagnant cervical cancer survival rates.

The report Perspectives on Advancing NIH Research to Inform and Improve the Health of Women provides background on the public health needs of the three priority topics and a meeting summary of the conference.

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Women’s Health In Focus at NIH: Disparities and Workforce Diversity in Mental Health

In Focus

Women and individuals from many minoritized racial and ethnic populations remain underrepresented in the mental health workforce and people from most underserved racial and ethnic groups are less likely than non-Hispanic White people to receive behavioral health care.

The NIH Office on Women’s Research (ORWH) quarterly publication Women’s Health In Focus at NIH features information about women's health. Their latest issue focuses on disparities and workforce diversity in the mental health field.

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Clinical Trials

Evidence-Based Approach to Empower Asian American Women in Cervical Cancer Screening

This study, sponsored by the Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University, intends to evaluate the effects of a community-based intervention on increasing cervical cancer screening rates in underserved Korean and Vietnamese American women. All women will receive an educational program and navigation assistance. This study will be conducted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Mammography and Breast Arterial Calcification: An Information-Sharing Trial

This study, sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, intends to determine the potential benefits of adding information on patients' breast arterial calcification (BAC) results to the standard results letter women receive after mammography. This study will be conducted in New York, New York.

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Workforce Development

NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute

The NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute aims to support the research career development of promising early-career minority health/health disparities research scientists and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science.
Deadline for application is March 13, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
August 7-11, in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Mayo Clinic Native American Pathways Summer Program

Virtual 5-week summer program, offered by the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, designed to prepare American Indian/Alaska Native undergraduate students for health careers.
Deadline for application is March 15.
July 10-August 11.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In observance of Women's History Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring a collection of resources pertaining to women's health. This collection contains a variety of publication types, ranging from academic journal articles to consumer education toolkits. Topics include maternal health, gynecological conditions, substance misuse, and more.

This collection is available for free and can be accessed through the online catalog.

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