FYI: Weekly Health Resources for April 26, 2023

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

April 27: Join OMH for a National Minority Health Month Facebook Live: Emerging Practices in Promoting Health Equity


Join the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and its partners for a Facebook Live broadcast that will feature a panel discussion on:

  • Effectively organizing an inclusive national network.
  • Best practices for communicating accurate information to individuals and patients.
  • Strategies for outreach that are culturally and linguistically appropriate and inclusive of diverse populations.

Follow OMH on Facebook for more updates and to join in on the conversation.

April 27, at 4:00 p.m. ET

Join via Facebook Live

MS Ask the Expert

In honor of National Minority Health Month, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society partnered with the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH), to present part of the Ask an MS Expert webinar series, featuring presentations from experts in MS care, and a Q&A session for those living with MS.

This month, the Director of Mount Sinai’s Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS Dr. Katz Sand, and OMH Director RDML Felicia Collins, MD, MPH discussed the impact of diet and nutrition on MS and the latest research in this important part of health. 

Watch the streamed presentations on YouTube and learn more about MS

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Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Health and Function Among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to conduct research, training, and related activities contributing to optimal health and function outcomes of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Deadline is May 15, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for Traditionally Underserved Populations

Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for studies that develop and test the effectiveness of strategies for implementation and sustainable delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments and services to improve mental health outcomes for underserved populations in under-resourced settings in the U.S.
Deadline is June 5.  

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Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

Cooperative agreement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to promote behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care by supporting the planning and development of statewide, regional, or tribal pediatric mental health care tele-consult access programs.
Deadline is June 12, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Technology Development to Reduce Health Disparities

Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the reduction of health disparities through the development and translation of appropriate medical technologies.
Deadline is May 31.

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Implementing and Evaluating New Models for Delivering Comprehensive, Coordinated, Person-Centered Care to People with Long COVID

Cooperative agreement from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) to expand access to comprehensive, coordinated, and person-centered care for people with Long COVID, particularly underserved, rural, vulnerable, or minority populations that are disproportionately impacted by the effects of Long COVID.
Deadline is June 12.

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Maternal Health Research Collaborative for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs)

Cooperative agreements from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish a multi-institutional research network that is comprised of and supports MSIs and to build the research capacity of the research collaboratives to conduct maternal health disparity research.
Deadline is June 12, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Coordinating Center

Research Centers

Webinars and Other Events

How Move Your Way® Impacted Physical Activity Outcomes in Communities Across the United States

Webinar hosted by the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP).
TODAY, April 26, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Glycemic Control Treatment Methods

Webinar hosted by the Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention.
May 3, at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Join on the Day of the Event

Accelerating Health Equity Conference

In-person conference hosted by the American Hospital Association (AHA).
May 16-18, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Structural and Social Determinants of Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Webinar hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Disease Prevention (ODP).
May 3, at 11:00 a.m. ET.


6th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

Virtual symposium hosted by the National Council on Aging (NCOA).
May 11, at 10:00 a.m. ET.


Women's Health Care Series: Centering the Black Maternal Mental Health Journey

Part of webinar series hosted by the South Central AIDS Education & Training Center Program (SCAETC).
May 18, at 1:00 p.m. ET.



April 24-30 is World Immunization Week


From 2010 to 2016, Hispanic, non-Hispanic Black, and non-Hispanic Asian children were less likely to receive the combined 7-vaccine series than non-Hispanic white children.

World Immunization Week is an annual week-long observance led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight the collective action needed to protect people from vaccine-preventable diseases.

This year’s theme, The Big Catch-Up, will raise awareness of the urgent and critical need to find and vaccinate children who missed vaccines that help to protect them from illness, disability, and death.

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CDC Environmental Justice Dashboard


People from racial and ethnic minority, low-income and indigenous communities are most often disproportionately affected by environmental hazards, such as environmental pollutants and climate-related events.

The Environmental Justice Dashboard created by the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) brings together data that is important to understand environmental exposures. It contains characteristics of a community (such as demographics and built environment), and information on health burden to help public health practitioners, advocates, and policy makers better understand environmental and health inequities.

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Rural Health Literacy Toolkit


The Rural Health Literacy Toolkit from the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing programs to improve health literacy in rural communities across the U.S.

Organizations can learn about health literacy in the U.S., existing promising models, how to implement their own health literacy programs and more.

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Coverage to Care (C2C) Initiative Prevention Resources

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The Coverage to Care (C2C) initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health provides consumer literature in multiple languages about understanding health coverage and connecting to primary care and preventive services.

The C2C Prevention Resources flyers are available in eight different languages and help consumers navigate preventative care visits for different age groups and genders.

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Clinical Trials

Preventing Alcohol Exposed Pregnancy Among Urban Native Young Women: Mobile CHOICES (WYSE CHOICES)

This study, sponsored by the University of Colorado, Denver in collaboration with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), intends to test the effectiveness of a culturally adapted mobile health intervention to prevent alcohol exposed pregnancy, using social media to recruit American Indian and Alaska Native young women from urban centers across the nation. This study will be conducted in Aurora, Colorado.

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Improving Health Insurance Literacy Among Utah's Hispanic Population

This study, sponsored by the University of Utah in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), intends to test an existing health insurance education program in the Utah Hispanic community and evaluate whether it improves participants’ health insurance and cost related literacy. This study will be conducted in West Valley City, Utah.

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Workforce Development

Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship

A fellowship from the First Nations Development Institute to support the work of Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers as they significantly advance their work and spark transformative change in their communities. Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers are individuals engaged in the creation, dissemination, and perpetuation of knowledge that advances their respective field or expertise area, such as healthcare professionals and practitioners.
Deadline for application is May 17, at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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The Fund for Racial and Ethnic Diversity Scholarship for Emerging Scholars

A scholarship from the American Psychological Association (APA) supporting undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented communities of color with a demonstrated desire to pursue a graduate degree in clinical and/or research psychology fields.
Deadline for application is July 31.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of World Immunization Week, the OMH Knowledge Center is highlighting Sociodemographic Characteristics Differ Across Routine Adult Vaccine Cohorts: An All of Us Descriptive Study, a study describing the sociodemographic, health status, and lifestyle factors associated with vaccinations for adults in the U.S.

This resource is free and can easily be accessed through the online catalog here.

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