FYI: Weekly Health Resources for March 8, 2023

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

OMH Announces the Theme for National Minority Health Month 2023

NMHM 2023

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is proud to announce the theme for National Minority Health Month 2023: Better Health Through Better Understanding.

This year’s theme focuses on improving health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by providing them with culturally and linguistically competent healthcare services, information, and resources.

Visit the National Minority Health Month website through April to access shareable social media messages and graphics, and to learn more about the importance of: 

  • Increased health literacy for patients
  • Providing culturally competent care for diverse populations 
  • Improving access to health care information for patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) 

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March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV AIDS Awareness

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a day to raise awareness about the impact of HIV on women and show support for women and girls with HIV.

In 2019, the HIV incidence rate for Black/African American women was 11 times the rate for White females and 4 times the rate for Hispanic/Latino females. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pursuing a high-impact HIV prevention approach to maximize the effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions and strategies. 

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Enhancing Telehealth Strategies to Support Retention and Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy

Cooperative agreement from the CDC to support the evaluation of the effectiveness of an enhanced telehealth program to improve adherence to HIV prevention and treatment medication. The program will focus on those disproportionately affected by HIV or at risk for HIV infection, including cis-gender Black or African American women with HIV, transgender women. and gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.
Deadline is March 17, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Using Archived Data and Specimen Collections to Advance Maternal and Pediatric HIV/AIDS Research 

Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to address the needs of the maternal and pediatric HIV scientific community for research data translation and sharing.
Deadline is March 29.

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Comprehensive Systems Integration for Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Cooperative agreement from HRSA to increase the capacity of states, territories, and tribal organizations to integrate systems of care, including health, school, and community systems, to promote adolescent and young adult health and well-being.
Deadline is April 11at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Expanding Rapid Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Non-traditional Settings: Emergency Department

Cooperative agreement from the CDC to support implementation research on the rapid or immediate initiation of HIV antiretroviral therapy for persons newly diagnosed with HIV or for persons with HIV returning to care in Emergency Department settings.
Deadline is March 22, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)

Cooperative agreement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to improve pediatric emergency care by supporting the development and dissemination of evidence-based guidelines for hospital emergency departments and prehospital emergency medical services.
Deadline is April 11, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

Cooperative agreement from CDC for a 5-year program to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease.
Deadline is April 11, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Webinars and Other Events

Trauma & Stress Disorders Webinar Series: PTSD & Substance Use Disorders

Part of a webinar series hosted by the Indian Health Service (IHS) TeleBehavioral Health Center of Excellence.
March 14, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Behavioral Health Integration Webinar Series: Behavioral Health Integration Case Studies in AI/AN Health Clinics

Part of a webinar series hosted by the IHS TeleBehavioral Health Center of Excellence.
March 23, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Hindsight 2020: 3 Years of Public Health Emergencies

Webinar hosted by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA).
March 29, at 7:00 p.m. ET.


Leveraging Telemedicine to Eliminate Outcome Disparities for Rural-born Newborns

Webinar hosted by the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center.
March 16, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Diverse Voices: Intersectional Stigma and Mental Health

Webinar hosted by the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH).
March 23, 3:00 p.m. ET.


Workshop on Inclusive Participation in Clinical Research

Virtual two-day workshop hosted by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
March 30-31, at 11:00 a.m. ET.



National HIV/AIDS Strategy (2022-2025)

NHAS Cover

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (2022-2025) is the nation’s roadmap for ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S. by 2030. It recognizes racism as a serious public health threat that drives and affects both HIV outcomes and disparities.

The Strategy highlights that certain populations bear most of the burden, signaling where HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts must be focused. It designates five priority populations: gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, in particular, Black, Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native men; Black women; transgender women; youth aged 13-24 years; and people who inject drugs.

Download the Full Strategy (PDF)

Download the Summary (PDF)

HEAL Prevention Cooperative Podcast Series: Women Leading Prevention Science

Cooperative Podcast

The Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative (HEAL) funded through the NIH, is a trans-NIH effort to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and to enhance pain management.

The HEAL Prevention Initiative supports research to prevent opioid misuse and disorder among vulnerable older adolescents and young adults ages 15–30. The podcast Women Leading Prevention Science was developed as part of the initiative to introduce listeners to women researchers discussing their work and experiences in prevention science.     

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National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

HRSA Maternal Hotline

Are you a new parent and feeling sad, worried, overwhelmed, or concerned that you aren’t good enough? You aren’t alone. The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides free, confidential, 24/7 emotional support, resources, and referrals to pregnant and postpartum individuals facing mental health challenges and their loved ones.

Counselors offer support by phone and text in English and Spanish. Interpreter services are available in 60 additional languages. For help when it’s needed, call or text 1-833-943-5746 (1-833-9-HELP4MOMS).

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Clinical Trials

Mobile HIV Prevention App for Black Women (In-the-kNOW)

This study, sponsored by the Emory University, intends to refine and test a mobile HIV Prevention and Reproductive Health app developed specifically for Black women. This study will be conducted in Atlanta, Georgia.

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HIV Prevention Peer Navigation for Justice Involved Women (kINSHIP)

This study, sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco, intends to develop and test a peer-led patient navigation intervention for criminal-justice involved (CJI) women at risk of HIV acquisition to reduce intersectional stigma and improve uptake and linkage to PrEP services, thereby increasing access to PrEP and decreasing PrEP-related disparities. This study will be conducted in San Francisco, California.

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Workforce Development

2023 IHS/Tribal/Urban Basic and Refresher Colposcopy Course

In-person and online colposcopy course from the IHS designed for new and experienced IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian Clinic colposcopy providers involved in the evaluation and treatment of cervical dysplasia The format includes lectures, interactive audience response session, and small group case review sessions with discussion of colposcopic images. The course is free to providers from IHS/Tribal/Urban Indian Health facilities.
Deadline for regular registration is March 24.
March 29-31, in Albuquerque, New Mexico and online.

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National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Diversity Scholarships

Scholarship sponsored by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) for students of color who do not hold an EMS certification but who intend to become an EMT or paramedic. The goal of the scholarship program is to promote the development of greater diversity in the EMS workforce so that the workforce reflects the communities they serve.
Deadline for application is March 31.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring HIV/AIDS Policy Agenda for Black Women, a report published by the Black Women’s Health Imperative. The publication provides detailed statistical data illustrating the impact of HIV infection on women of color. It discusses stigma, prevention strategies, healthcare access, housing, criminalization, and employment challenges.

To access this free publication through the online catalog, click here.

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