FYI: Weekly Health Resources for March 15, 2023

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency to End on May 11

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Since January 2022, daily COVID-19 reported cases are down 92%, COVID-19 deaths have declined by over 80%, and new COVID-19 hospitalizations are down nearly 80%.

As a result, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) will end on May 11. To prepare for this transition, HHS has released Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Transition Roadmap detailing what will and will not be affected by the end of the PHE.

For provider-specific information about PHE waivers and flexibilities, visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergencies webpage.

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March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a day to promote HIV testing, prevention, and treatment in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.

In 2019, for every 100 American Indian/Alaska Native people with HIV, 80 knew their status. 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.

Visit the CDC website for additional resources, including the GetTested Tool, an online tool that helps individuals find free, local, and confidential HIV and STI testing.

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Utilizing Social Media to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Across Indian Country

Funding from the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) for Tribal governments, Tribal health departments, and Tribal health care facilities/health systems seeking to provide community-level support for combatting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy through direct support through the development of regionally and culturally specific vaccine hesitancy material.
Deadline is March 24, at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

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Maternal Health Research Collaborative for MSIs Coordinating Center

Forecasted cooperative agreement from the HRSA to build the research capacity of the research collaboratives or their partner MSIs and other MSIs to conduct maternal health disparity research.
Estimated post date is March 29.  

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Evaluating the Impact of Pandemic Era related Food and Housing Policies and Programs on Health Outcomes in Health Disparity Populations

Grant from the NIH to identify and evaluate the ongoing and long-term impacts of the pandemic era, focusing on governmental policy and programmatic actions that address the social determinants of health food/nutrition security and housing security.
Deadline is May 1.

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Maternal Health Research Collaborative for MSIs Research Centers

Forecasted cooperative agreement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish a multi-institutional research network that is comprised of and supports minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to build their capacity to conduct research addressing disparities in maternal mortality, severe maternal morbidity, and maternal health outcomes and to find community-based solutions to address these disparities and advance health equity.
Estimated post date is March 29. 

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Multi-Level HIV Prevention Interventions for Individuals at the Highest Risk of HIV Infection

Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will support research projects that test the effectiveness of multi-level interventions to prevent HIV in high-risk health disparity populations or subgroups in one or more geographic areas with a high rate of new HIV infections.
Deadline is April 3.

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Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Development and Implementation Grants

Cooperative agreement from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support the development and implementation of evidence-based maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs.
Deadline is May 1, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Webinars and Other Events

Black Mothers: Intergenerational Systemic Trauma and Racism         

Webinar hosted by the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center.
March 16, at 10:00 a.m. ET.


Maternal Health Tribal Learning Community Series: Sovereignty from First Breath

Part of webinar series hosted by the NIHB.
March 21, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Re-imagining What’s Possible: A Future Where Reproductive Justice is Achieved

Webinar hosted by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).
March 28, at 2:30 p.m. ET.


Native Nutrition for Prevention and Healing

Part of webinar series hosted by the National American Indian & Alaska Native Prevention Technology Transfer Network.
March 21, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


NCRN Regional Community Coalition Meeting

Meeting hosted by the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
March 21, at 3:00 p.m. ET.


4th NCI Symposium on Cancer Health Disparities

In-person and virtual symposium hosted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Deadline for registration is March 28.
April 4-5, in Bethesda, Maryland and online



New Culturally Appropriate Guide to Advance Care Planning

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Created by the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI), My Advance Care Plan & Guide for Native Americans is intended to help encourage discussions, assist Indigenous people in planning for health issues, end-of-life decisions, and being able to share their wishes with loved ones.

Sections of the advance care plan guide users through topics including what is important to them now, how they like to make decisions, what care and treatment they would like in the future, and what is important to them after their death. 

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Focus on Understudied, Underrepresented, and Underreported Populations


Women of underrepresented racial and ethnic communities, in economically disadvantaged groups, who live in underserved rural populations, and of sexual and gender minority groups bear a disproportionate burden of disease and adverse health outcomes.

The women of understudied, underrepresented,
and underreported populations (U3) framework and administrative supplement program, developed by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), seeks to draw attention to and support research that addresses this gap, with the aim of advancing health equity.

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Moving Matters for Your Health

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The Moving Matters campaign, part of the Active People, Healthy NationSM initiative, helps promote the benefits of physical activity, encourage people to find small ways to incorporate movement into their day, and remind people that physical activity can be fun.

New resources to expand the campaign are now available. Materials include social media posts, online banner ads, photos, audio scripts, and outreach materials in English and Spanish. The content is intended to help Black and Hispanic women, including mothers, ages 18-44 become more physically active.

Visit to learn more about the campaign and explore ways to get moving!

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Clinical Trials

Enhancing Cancer Prevention and Control Pathways-Native Health Initiative

This study, sponsored by the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, intends to develop, and pilot test multilevel/multicomponent intervention strategies to enhance screening for breast, colorectal, and cervical cancers. This study will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Southeast Asian Women's Health Project

This study, sponsored by Ohio State University, intends to compare a culturally congruent, tailored navigation intervention delivered by bilingual and bicultural Community Health Advisors (CHAs) to increase age-appropriate breast and cervical cancer screening completion among intergenerational Southeast Asian refugee and immigrant women (mother-daughter dyads) with information and reminder only. This study will take place in Columbus, Ohio.

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Workforce Development

American Hospital Association Next Generation Leaders Fellowship

Fellowship program, sponsored by the American Hospital Association, designed to empower healthcare leaders to bring about lasting change in the hospital and health systems in which they serve. Rural applicants are encouraged.
Deadline for application is March 31, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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AHRQ Safety Program for Telemedicine: Cancer Diagnostic Process Cohort

Training program sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for ambulatory and primary care facilities to learn best practices for closing the loop at critical points in the diagnostic process for breast, colorectal, and lung cancer in the telemedicine environment.
Deadline for application is May 25, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

This week, the OMH Knowledge Center is highlighting Health and Health Care Concerns Among Women and Racial and Ethnic Minorities. This book is a collection of edited chapters covering a variety of topics on women’s health such as the health impacts of neighborhood segregation, health insurance, language access, legal status, vaccination rates, and smoking. 

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

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