FYI: Weekly Health Resources for May 10, 2023

May 10, 2023  |  View as a webpage

FYI: Weekly Health Resources

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

NAMI More than Enough

Mental Health Awareness Month is an annual observance led by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to raise awareness about mental health, fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support the millions of people in the U.S. affected by mental illness.

This year’s NAMI campaign, More Than Enough, provides an opportunity for all to come together and remember everyone’s inherent value no matter their diagnosis, appearance, socioeconomic status, background, or ability.

Additionally, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is recognizing the observance by promoting weekly themes about acceptance, compassion, positivity, managing mental health, and seeking support.

Visit the NAMI and SAMHSA Mental Health Awareness Month websites to find resources, social media messaging, graphics, events, and more.

Learn More

Building Healthier Communities through Language Access: AANHPI Perspectives and Solutions


Ensuring ready access to culturally and linguistically appropriate resources is critical for advancing health equity. Join the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) for a webinar highlighting creative solutions for providing language access services to diverse Asian populations in both community and healthcare settings. The presentation will be followed by a facilitated panel with an additional expert representing Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
May 11, at 3:00 p.m. ET.



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

Cooperative agreement from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support the implementation and expansion of evidence-based maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs.
Deadline is May 31, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn More

Center for Research on Hispanic Children and Families

Cooperative agreement from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to fund a research center focused on culturally competent research about the promotion of social and economic well-being among Hispanic children and families.
Deadline is June 7, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn More

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Tier 2 Adolescent Sexual Health Innovation Hubs

Cooperative agreement from the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) to support Adolescent Sexual Health Innovation Hubs.
Deadline is June 13, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

Learn More

Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services in Indian Country

Cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to strengthen the quality, performance, and infrastructure of tribal public health systems, including workforce, data and information systems, and programs and services in American Indian and Alaska Native federally recognized Tribes and/or regional tribally designated organizations.
Deadline is June 6, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn More

Produce Prescription Pilot Program

Cooperative agreement from the Indian Health Service (IHS) to help establish Produce Prescription Programs that will help increase access to fruits, vegetables, and healthy traditional foods for American Indian and Alaska Native people.
Deadline is June 8.

Learn More

Tribal Self-Governance Planning Cooperative Agreement Program

Cooperative agreement from the Indian Health Service (IHS) to provide resources to Tribes interested in entering the Tribal Self-Governance Program in assuming new or expanded Programs, Services, Functions, and Activities relating to the administration of health care programs.
Deadline is June 20.

Learn More

Webinars and Other Events

Asian American Health: Unpacking Disparities to Find Solutions

Part of webinar series hosted by the Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource (CEACR).
May 12, at 1:00 p.m. ET.


How did the COVID-19 Recession Impact People with Disabilities in Rural America?

Webinar hosted by the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR).
May 17, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Strengthening Public Health Through People, Trust, and Connection

Lecture hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
May 17, 1:00 p.m. ET.

Join day of event

Violence as a Public Health Problem: What We Know, and Where We Are Going

Webinar hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).
May 16, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Best Practices in Mental Health: Sharing Practical Steps to Reducing Stress

Webinar hosted by the Farmworker Justice and Migrant Clinicians Network.
May 17, at 1:00 p.m. ET.


Women's Health Care Series: Maternal Health Outcomes for Latinas

Part of webinar series hosted by the South Central AIDS Education & Training Center Program (SCAETC). 
May 23, at 1:00 p.m. ET.



Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit


The Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit from the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing mental health programs in rural communities across the U.S., with a primary focus on adult mental health. 

Organizations can learn about developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining rural mental health programs.

Learn More

Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool

mapping disparities

Chronic diseases pose a significant problem in the U.S. resulting in substantial morbidity, mortality, disability, and cost.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designed the Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool to identify areas of disparities between subgroups of Medicare enrollees (e.g., racial and ethnic minority groups) in health outcomes, utilization, and spending.

Learn More

The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2021: An Annual Report


Black seniors have a food insecurity rate that is over three times higher than that of white seniors. Similarly, the food insecurity rate of Hispanic seniors (of any racial category) is just over twice the rate of non-Hispanic seniors.

Feeding America recently released its annual report, The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2021, detailing the state of hunger among senior Americans ages 60 and older in 2021 using data from the most recently available Current Population Survey (CPS).

Learn More 

Clinical Trials

Engaging Pacific Islanders in Mental Health Treatment

This study, sponsored by the University of California Riverside, aims to pilot test a culturally grounded intervention to increase mental health treatment seeking among Pacific Islanders with mental disorders. This study will be conducted in Riverside, California.

Learn More

Adolescent-mediated Family Diabetes Intervention: American Samoa

This study, sponsored by Yale University in collaboration with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), aims to test the efficacy of an adolescent-mediated intervention designed to improve the glycemic control and self-care practices of a parent/grandparent. This study will be conducted in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Learn More

Workforce Development

APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship

A scholarship from the American Psychological Foundation (APF) Violet and Cyril Franks to support graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. 
Deadline for Application is May 15.

Learn More

Health Equity Scholars for Action

The Health Equity Scholars for Action grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aims to enhance the supports, resources, and community necessary for participants with historically underrepresented backgrounds to thrive professionally and personally. In turn, researchers will be better able to contribute to and expand health equity-related research and evidence that dismantle systemic and structural barriers to health and wellbeing.
Deadline for Letter of Intent is May 31, at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Learn More

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month and AA and NHPI Heritage Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring a selection of articles related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in AA and NHPI communities.

These articles are available for free and can 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.