FYI: Weekly Health Resources for September 20, 2023

September 20, 2023  |  View as a webpage

FYI: Weekly Health Resources

Join OMH in Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from September 15 to October 15 to celebrate the achievements, histories, traditions, and cultural diversity of Hispanic/Latino Americans. The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) remains committed to advancing Better Health Through Better Understanding for Hispanic/Latino individuals by providing them with culturally and linguistically competent healthcare services, information, and resources.

Visit our National Hispanic Heritage Month website, also available in Spanish, to learn more about health disparities in Hispanic/Latino American communities, and to access downloadable templates, a reading list, shareable graphics, and social media messaging.

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Spanish Language Resources from the National Cancer Institute

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) offers resources for patients and healthcare providers in English and Spanish covering topics such as different types of cancers, treatments, clinical trials, and more.

The NCI also offers the Cancer Information Service, which connects customers with a trained information specialist who can provide personalized information in English and Spanish. The Information Service is available by phone at 1-800-422-6237, email, or live chat.

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Vitalyst Systems Change Grants

Grants from the Vitalyst Health Foundation will support efforts that positively address complex community health challenges and reduce structural and/or systemic gaps in health outcomes or opportunities.
Deadline for Letter of Intent is October 6.

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Caring for Communities Grants

Grant from the American Osteopathic Foundation to support health centers providing health care to disadvantaged communities.
Deadline for Letter of Inquiry is October 16.

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Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society: Health Equity Research Hubs

Cooperative agreement from the NIH to invite applications from eligible organizations that can serve as Health Equity Research Hubs. Hubs will serve as a centralized research resource, providing support for community engagement, research capacity building, and more.
Deadline is October 31.

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Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Equity in Outcomes

Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support testing the effectiveness of strategies to deliver evidence-based mental health services in low-resource mental health settings.
Deadline is October 16.

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Pilot Interventions to Integrate Social Care and Medical Care to Improve Health Equity

Grant from the NIH to support pilot and feasibility trials testing interventions involving screening for and addressing adverse social determinants of health during a health care visit.
Deadline is October 19.

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Behavioral and Social Research on the Role of Immigration on Life Course Health and Aging

Grant from the NIH will support studies that explore how structural, community, and interpersonal mechanisms operate over the life course among middle-aged and older adults to shape health outcomes of Latino/a, Black, Asian, and other first-generation immigrant groups in the U.S. and result in health disparities among these populations.
Deadline is November 3.

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Webinars and Other Events

Engaging Community Stakeholders to Reduce Mental Health Inequities in the Hispanic Community

Webinar hosted by the National Institute of Mental Health.
September 21, at 12:30 p.m. ET.


Love Your Liver

Two Spanish-language webinars hosted by Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Foundation.

September 21, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

October 12, at 7:00 p.m. ET.

HHS Hispanic Health Summit

In-person conference hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
September 26, at 9:00 a.m. ET, in Washington D.C.


Culturally Driven Strategies: Tailoring Health Communications to Build Understanding and Trust

Webinar hosted by the Public Health Communications Collaborative.
September 21, at 1:00 p.m. ET.


How Language Barriers Contribute to Health Care Disparities

Webinar hosted by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
September 21, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Advancing Health Equity Through Culture-Centered Dietary Interventions to Address Chronic Diseases

Virtual workshop hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
September 28-29, at 12:00 p.m. ET.



New CMS Outreach and Educational Resources

CMS Renewals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a series of resources to help partners share information about Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program renewals with their communities. These resources focus on school-based and early education settings and special populations.

  • Communications Toolkit (English and Spanish)
  • Handout for Hispanic/Latino People (English and Spanish)
  • Handout for Black Americans (English)
  • Handout for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander People (English)
  • Handout for People in Rural Areas (English)

Additional resources are available in multiple languages including Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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Health Literacy Communications Tools and Resources Toolkit

Health Literacy

The National Hispanic Health Foundation, in partnership with the Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare, published the Health Literacy Communications Tools and Resources Toolkit. The toolkit was designed to help keep the Hispanic community informed on the latest data and best practices for navigating COVID-19.  

The toolkit also highlights, a website that shares resources in English and Spanish for patients, providers, and community members. These resources include information about health concerns and disparities specifically relating to the Hispanic population.

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Mental Health Toolkit for Hispanic/Latinos

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The National Latino Behavioral Health Association’s Mental Health Toolkit was created to provide easy access to important mental health resources including information about alcohol and drugs, tobacco use, mental health conditions, trauma, and suicide.

These resources were created for the Hispanic/Latino community. Cultural sensitivity, diversity, and humility served as guidelines for producing these resources in both English and Spanish.

Download Toolkit in English (PDF)   Download Toolkit in Spanish (PDF)

New Administration for Children and Families Resource Guides


The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released new resource guides to help communities connect to ACF programs that may be able to assist them. Each guide is geared towards a specific hard-to-reach population to help community partners connect consumers with ACF programs. Some of the resource guides are available in Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese, among other languages.

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Clinical Trials

Diabetes Homelessness Medication Support Program in Spanish

This study, sponsored by the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute in collaboration with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, will test a Spanish-language intervention aimed at increasing medication adherence and diabetes self-care for people experiencing homelessness and diabetes. This study will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Virtual Training for Latino Caregivers to Manage Symptoms of Dementia

This study, sponsored by the University of Washington in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging, aims to create and test a culturally and linguistically adapted virtual training for Latino caregivers of people living with dementia. This study will take place in Seattle, Washington.

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Workforce Development

Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Internship

This internship offered by the Health Resources & Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau is designed to educate, engage, and support future leaders in maternal and child health. The internship is offered in Rockville, Maryland with a virtual option.
Deadline for application is September 25, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has partnered with Colgate to sponsor the “Haz La U” (Make the U) college grant program for Hispanic high school seniors as part of the Foundation’s Youth Awards. This program encourages students who have excelled academically, demonstrated leadership, and engaged in community service to apply. Awards will be given in several categories, including community service, healthcare and science, engineering, and others.
Deadline for application is November 13.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

This week, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is featuring National Latino Family Report 2023. This report from UnidosUS summarizes findings from a survey of Latino families with children aged prenatal to five years. The survey covers key social, economic, and wellness issues that face these families, such as early childhood development and education, mental health, and security and safety.

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

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