FYI: Weekly Health Resources for November 22, 2023

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

Promoting Flu Vaccines in Your Community

Wild to Mild Flu Vaccine Campaign

A recent CDC State of Vaccine Confidence Insights Report focusing on rural America highlighted the ongoing concerns about vaccine safety that may impact vaccine confidence and demand. This holiday season, help keep your community safe by providing information and resources about vaccinations. Use the resources highlighted below to tailor messaging to your community:

Find Flu Vaccines Near You  Encuentre vacunas contra la influenza (gripe)

Publication: U.S. Playbook to Address Social Determinants of Health

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The White House released the first ever U.S. Playbook to Address Social Determinants of Health. The Playbook will lay out an initial set of structural actions agencies are taking to collaborate and support equitable health outcomes across communities.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the HHS Call to Action: Addressing Health-Related Social Needs in Communities Across the Nation to accompany the release of the Playbook. The Call to Action asks partners across health care, social care, public and environmental health, government, and health information technology organizations to take shared and individual actions to promote system transformation and collaboration.

Learn More  Read the HHS Call to Action (PDF)


Small Communities, Big Challenges: Rural Environmental Public Health Needs

Prize competition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to identify innovative and inclusive approaches local governments have developed for working with community groups in rural communities to identify and address environmental public health concerns.
Informational Webinar November 29, at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Deadline is January 31, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Identifying Interventions Targeting Multimorbidity and Its Consequences

Grant from the National Institutes of Health to support research studying mechanisms to prevent multiple chronic conditions, therapies for multiple chronic conditions, and partnership models for treating them.
Deadline is January 7, 2024.

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Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to help plan and develop integrated health care networks that expand access to and improve the quality of basic health care services and health outcomes and strengthen the rural health care system.
Deadline is January 26, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging

Grant from the National Institutes of Health will support research working to improve understanding of aging through the lens of HIV infection and treatment and improve approaches for testing and prevention in different populations and cultural settings.
Deadline is January 7, 2024.

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Support and Scale Up HIV Prevention Services in Health Clinics

Cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. initiative by strengthening infrastructure and improving service delivery in sexual health clinics.
Deadline is
January 15, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. ET

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HHS Environmental Justice Community Innovator Challenge 

Challenge grant from the HHS Office of Minority Health seeks Tribal and community-led strategies to address health disparities in Tribes and communities disproportionately burdened by environmental and climate change-related hazards.
Phase 1 Deadline is January 30, 2024. 

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Webinars and Other Events

Obesity and Lifestyle Medicine: Impact on Mental Health and Diabetes in the Black Community

Webinar hosted by the Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.
November 28, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Medicaid Unwinding for Urban Indian Organizations

Webinar hosted by the Rural Health Research Gateway.
December 5, at 1:00 p.m. ET.


Behavioral Health Integration Webinar Series: Reviewing Barriers and Strengths to Integrate Mental Health Services in Primary Care

Part of webinar series hosted by the Indian Health Service TeleBehavioral Health Center of Excellence.
December 7, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


How Do Research-Active Institutions Impact the Diversity of the Scientific Workforce?

Webinar hosted by the National Institutes of Health.
November 30, at 1:30 p.m. ET.


Community Safety as a Social Determinant of Health

Workshop hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
December 6-7, at 9:00 a.m. ET, in Washington, D.C., and online.


Call for Abstracts: National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment

Hybrid conference hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
August 20-23, 2024, in Washington, D.C., and online.
Deadline for abstracts and posters is December 15, by 11:59 p.m. ET.



Flourishing Children, Healthy Communities, and a Stronger Nation: The U.S. Early Years Climate Action Plan

Flourishing Children Healthy Communities Stronger Nation

The U.S. Early Years Climate Action Task Force developed the Early Years Climate Action Plan to consider the impact of climate change on children’s health and development. It recommends ways to foster collaboration among policymakers, early years providers, business, philanthropy, and researchers to effectively support children and families, child- and family-facing programs, and communities.

Learn More  Download the Executive Summary (PDF)

Explore FDA-Grantee Projects on the Enhance Equity Research Hub

FDA Grantee Project Research Hubs

The FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) Enhance Equity Research Hub provides information about OMHHE-funded research projects. The projects are listed by year funded and provide an overview of each project, including research study population demographics, disease/condition of interest, geographic research study location, and status of the project.

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November is National COPD Awareness Month

November is National COPD Awareness Month

According to the CDC, women have a higher prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), while men die at higher rates from COPD than women. National COPD Awareness Month serves as a way to bring greater awreness to COPD and help health professionals connect their patients to useful resources.

COPD prevalance varies by race, rurality, gender, and age. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Learn More Breathe Better program provides health professionals with information needed to reach their specific communities. 

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Clinical Trials

Obesity and Social Stress in Mexican and Filipina Women

This study, sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, will examine how social isolation and discrimination relate to eating behaviors and dietary patterns and affect obesity rates for Mexican and Filipina women. This study will take place in Los Angeles, California.

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Reducing Disparity in Receipt of Mother's Own Milk in Very Low Birth Weight Infants

This study, sponsored by the Rush University Medical Center in collaboration with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, will conduct a randomized trial aimed at eliminating the financial barriers to providing mother’s own milk to Black very low birth weight infants. This study will take place in Chicago, Illinois.

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Workforce Development

Naloxone Education for School Nurses Toolkit

The National Association of School Nurses created the Naloxone Education Toolkit in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to help address drug overdoses in communities. School nurses and other school leaders will find resources to help them assess the need for a program and evaluate and respond to the overdose crisis.

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Building Equity, Serving BIPOC LGBTQ+ Communities Training Series

This training from AIDS United provides healthcare professionals with the tools needed to build health equity in their practices and provide culturally competent care to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) LGBTQ+ communities.  

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

As we approach peak influenza season, the OMH Knowledge Center is highlighting Annual Influenza Vaccination Disparities in Medicare Beneficiaries from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health. This Data Snapshot provides information about the importance and benefits of flu vaccination, and provides data to illustrate the racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities in flu vaccination among Medicare beneficiaries.

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