FYI: Weekly Health Resources for September 13, 2023

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day aims to combat the stigma faced by older Americans with HIV and address the aging-related challenges of HIV testing, prevention, and care.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018, over half of adults living with HIV were over the age of 50. Additionally, studies predict that by 2030 over 70 percent of the HIV positive population in the U.S. will be over 50.

Visit the CDC Let’s Stop HIV Together website for additional information, graphics, social media messaging, and more to increase awareness of HIV, address stigma, and encourage older adults to get tested and know their status.

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September 19: #HealthLatinos Bilingual Twitter Chat

Minority Health Healthy Latinos Bilingual Twitter Chat

Join the HHS Office of Minority Health, the FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, the CDC Office of Health Equity, the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), and the National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC for a bilingual Twitter chat to kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month.

The chat will discuss how health care providers can address social determinants of health when providing health care to Hispanic/Latino patients and patients with limited English proficiency. This chat will also encourage patients to ask for language services and community health workers/patient navigators when accessing health care services. Join the conversation using the hashtag #HealthyLatinos.
September 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET. English | Spanish


Juanita Sánchez Community Fund Grants

Grants from the Juanita Sánchez Community Fund to support any nonprofit organizations with one-time costs and expenses for projects that enrich or improve the lives of Latinos in Rhode Island.
Deadline is September 21.

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William G. McGowan Charitable Fund: Healthcare Initiative Grants

Grants from the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund will support programs working to remove barriers to healthcare access by providing quality care to those who may not have other care options.
Deadline for Letter of Inquiry is November 1.

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Broadening Opportunities for Computational Genomics and Data Science Education

Cooperative agreement from the NIH will support faculty members at minority-serving institutions to create undergraduate or master's degree courses in computational genomics, data science, or a combination of these topics.
Deadline is November 18.

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Clif Family Foundation Operational Support Grants

Grants from the Clif Family Foundation to support the daily operating costs of nonprofit organizations focused on enhancing equitable community health outcomes and strengthening the food system.
Deadline is October 1.

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Exploratory Grants for Climate Change and Health Research Center Development

Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support a transdisciplinary research environment to examine the health impacts of climate change and develop action-based solutions to protect individuals, communities, and nations from its hazards.
Deadline is November 7.

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Improving Choice, Use, and Equitable Implementation of Biomedical HIV Prevention for Women

Grant from the NIH that aims to understand factors impacting the uptake, adherence, and persistence of biomedical HIV prevention methods to improve equitable access and promote informed decision-making among cisgender and transgender women.
Deadline is November 22

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Webinars and Other Events

Addressing Staff Burnout in Rural Settings

Webinar hosted by the Health Resources Services Administration.
September 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Cardiovascular Health in Farm Workers with a Concentration on Females

Webinar hosted by the AgriSafe Network.
September 20, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Accessing Secondary Data Sources to Tell Community Stories

Webinar hosted by the Morehouse School of Medicine.
September 27, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Using the Uniform Data System Mapper to Explore Measures of Social Need

Webinar hosted by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
September 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Pennsylvania 2023 BIPOC Recovery Summit

In-person summit hosted by the Lost Dreams Awaken Center.
September 26, at 9:00 a.m. ET, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Incorporating Trauma Informed Best Practices into Brain Injury Screening

Webinar hosted by the Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance and Resource Center.
September 28, at 3:00 p.m. ET.



Observance: National Recovery Month

Recovery is Possible

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) leads National Recovery Month. This observance aims to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.

This year’s theme, Hope is Real, Recovery is Real, aims to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery, because with the right treatment, support, and resources, recovery is possible for everyone.

Use the National Recovery Month Toolkit to learn more about what SAMHSA is doing to support people in recovery and how to share resources with your community.

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National Folic Acid Awareness Week (September 10-16)

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

Did you know that Hispanic women have the highest rate of births affected by serious birth defects of the brain and spine? Health care providers have the unique opportunity to educate patients about the benefits of folic acid.

Use the Folic Acid: From Heritage to Health resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn more and share social media graphics and messaging in your community. 

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The County Role in Public Health

National Association of Counties Logo

This new brief from the National Association of Counties provides an overview of how counties provide integral public health services for all Americans, describes their public health authority, their role in preparedness and response efforts, and local public health efforts to address social determinants of health in their communities.

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Clinical Trials

Harm Reduction in HIV Primary Care for People Living with HIV Who Use Drugs

This study, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will explore the extent to which harm reduction care mitigates stigma experienced in health care settings and contributes to improved clinical outcomes. This study will be conducted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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A Reinforcement Intervention for Increasing HIV Testing Among At-Risk Women

This study, sponsored by UConn Health in collaboration with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, will test a reinforcement-based intervention to increase HIV testing and repeat testing among African American, Latina, and women living in poverty who have risk factors for HIV. This study will be conducted in Farmington, Connecticut.

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Workforce Development

The 2023 Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

The National Hispanic Health Foundation Professional Student Scholarship Program supports students in graduate medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy, and physician associate programs who are committed to serving Hispanics/Latinos.
Deadline for application is September 15, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Dental Public Health Residency Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dental Public Health Residency Program aims to produce skilled specialists in dental public health who can work collaboratively with their public health and dental colleagues in an array of health settings to achieve improved oral health for populations.
Deadline for application is September 30.

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National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

The 2024 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) from the Health Resources & Services Administration awards up to $120,000 in assistance. In return, medical, physician assistant, nursing, and dental students in their final year of school agree to serve a three-year commitment to providing primary care services at NHSC-approved sites in high-need, underserved areas.

New this year is the Maternity Care Target Area Supplemental Award which provides a supplemental award of up to $40,000 in loan repayment funding to maternity care health professional participants.
Join the S2S LRP Webinar on September 14, at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Deadline for application is December 7, by 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Knowledge Center

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Recommended Reading

In recognition of Folic Acid Awareness Week, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring the Folate Fact Sheet for Consumers from the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. This fact sheet provides clear, user-friendly information about folate and folic acid. It discusses the recommended amounts of folate, how to include it in your diet, and its health effects, including its special importance during pregnancy and fetal development.

You can access this free resource through the online catalog in English and in Spanish.

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