FYI: Weekly Health Resources for August 30, 2023

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

End Overdose

International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember those we’ve lost, acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind, and renew our commitment to end overdose and related harms.

This year’s theme, Recognizing Those People Who Go Unseen, will center on the experiences of the family, friends, and others whose lives were altered by overdose. Let’s raise awareness about the hidden impacts of overdose and educate people on how to respond. Share campaign resources and use the hashtag #weseeyou to join the conversation on social media.

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New Edition: Think Cultural Health Newsletter


The Think Cultural Health (TCH) newsletter raises awareness of culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) in health and health care.

The third edition, available now, highlights affirming care for LGBTQ+ patients, CLAS for Latino patients, the TCH Promotores de Salud e-learning program, and the TCH Oral Health e-learning program.

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Apply for the Maternal Mental Health Task Force


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is soliciting applications from qualified individuals or organizations for non-voting representative positions in the Maternal Mental Health Task Force subcommittee of the Advisory Committee for Women's Services.

The federal register notice seeks non-federal members who have expertise in maternal, mental health, and/or substance use. Professional medical, nursing, or health paraprofessional societies, nonprofit organizations, relevant industry representatives, individuals with lived experience, and others are invited to apply.

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Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program

Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for low-resource communities to hire third-party advisory firms to increase organizational capacity and help develop projects that qualify for federal funding and financing programs. 
Deadline is September 28. 

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Support for Trauma-Affected Refugees

Grant from the Administration for Children and Families to support projects increasing access to trauma assistance services and culturally responsive providers that assist trauma-affected refugees in achieving integration and physical, social, and emotional well-being.
Deadline is October 2, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Historically Black Colleges or Universities, Tribally Controlled Colleges or Universities, and Minority-Serving Institutions Research and Development Infrastructure Grant Program

Grant from the U.S. Department of Education provides eligible institutions with funds to increase their level of research activity in alignment with the Carnegie Classification designations. Investment in research activity includes improving research infrastructure, faculty expertise, graduate programs, physical infrastructure, human capital development, and partnerships.
Deadline is October 2.

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Public Health Crisis Response Cooperative Agreement

Cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a roster of organizations that may receive rapid funding during a public health emergency that would have an overwhelming impact on their jurisdiction.
Deadline is September 29, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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The Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network - Data Coordinating Center

Cooperative agreement from the National Institutes of Health to advance hematopoietic cell transplantation for all patients, but particularly for patients with rare and difficult-to-treat blood diseases and hematological malignancies.
Deadline is October 2.

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Equitable Access in Child Nutrition Programs

Grant from the Food Research & Action Center to support research activities that increase the understanding of and ability to improve equity in access to the Child Nutrition Programs.
Deadline is October 3, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Webinars and Other Events

Family Connections: Parenting and Recovery

Webinar hosted by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center.
September 7, at 1:30 p.m. ET.


One Size Does Not Fit All: The Differences in Integrated Care Implementation

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


Unraveling Links Between Chronic Inflammation and Long COVID: Current State, Challenges, and Opportunities Virtual Workshop

Virtual workshop hosted by the Trans-National Institutes of Health Chronic Inflammation Working Group.
September 19-21, at 10:00 a.m. ET.


Aging in Place with Dementia: A Workshop

Workshops hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
September 13-15, at 12:30 p.m. ET.


Learning About Long COVID & Fatiguing Illness

Webinar-style ECHO learning session hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
September 14, at 3:00 p.m. ET.


How to Systemically Address Social Determinants of Health in Our Clinics and Healthcare Systems

Webinar hosted by UT Health San Antonio, Salud America! and Genentech.
September 20, at 12:00 p.m. ET.



National Community Health Worker Awareness Week (August 28-September 1)

CHW Week

Community health workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have an unusually close understanding of the community they serve.

National Community Health Worker Awareness Week (NCHWAW), led by the National Association of Community Health Workers, is an opportunity to increase decision-makers’ awareness and understanding of CHWs and their contributions to community health and wellbeing.

Visit the NCHWAW website for more information and a toolkit that includes resources to prepare, stay connected, and make an impact before, during, and beyond the observance week.

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Maternal and Child Health Navigator


The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Navigator from the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health at Georgetown University provides competency-based learning to accelerate MCH and improve the health of infants, children, youth, and families. MCH professionals, students, and others working to improve MCH can access evidence-based learning materials and assessment tools, and learning guides to help participants address their strengths and weaknesses.

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Provider Bridge: Mobilizing Health Care Professionals

Provider Bridge

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Resources Administration Office for the Advancement of Telehealth created Provider Bridge to streamline the process of mobilizing health care professionals during future public health emergencies. Clinicians can use the platform to navigate current state licensure requirements during states of emergencies and facilitate the submission of credential materials to other states.

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Power to Pump Campaign

Power to PUmp

The U.S. Department of Labor launched the Power to Pump campaign which aims to raise awareness of protections for millions of additional nursing workers to express milk. The Pump Act enacted in December 2022 extends current protections of nursing mothers to those employed as farm, retail, restaurant, transportation and care workers, and teachers. Printable flyers in English and Spanish provide an easy way to spread the word on nursing mothers’ right to pump at work.

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Clinical Trials

Preventing HIV Among Native Americans Through the Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use

This study, sponsored by the University of Washington in collaboration with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, will conduct a randomized trial of two culturally adapted programs to measure change in HIV sexual-risk behaviors in American Indian and Alaska Native men and women. This study will be conducted in Seattle, Washington.

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RECOVER Atlanta: Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery

This study, sponsored by the Emory University School of Medicine in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, seeks to understand, prevent, and treat long-term health effects related to COVID. This study will be conducted in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Workforce Development

Opioid Use Disorder Course

The Opioid Use Disorder Course from the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative and the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center offers training in treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and conducting outreach programs in communities affected by opioid use disorder.

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NIH Applicant Assistance Program

The National Institutes of Health Applicant Assistance Program is designed to assist small businesses that have never received NIH Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) funding in preparing and submitting an SBIR/STTR application.
Deadline for application is September 12, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 2001–2021. This brief from the CDC National Center for Health Statistics presents data on drug overdose mortality between 2001 and 2021. It contains several charts highlighting how overdose rates have changed during this period by demographic groups and by the types of drugs involved.

You can access this free resource through the online catalog here.

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