FYI: Weekly Health Resources for December 27, 2023

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

Find Support During the Holidays from SAMHSA

Find Support During the Holidays from SAMHSA

The holiday season can be filled with joy and celebrations and can also trigger difficult emotions—which can affect your mental health and use of substances. Let your friends, family, and communities know that confidential support is available 24/7 for both mental health and substance use from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Use social media post copy and accompanying visuals from SAMHSA to share information. Topics include:

  • Holiday Stress - Help for Yourself and Others
  • Holiday Stress - Coping Tips
  • Loneliness and Grief
  • Alcohol, Substance Use and Recovery
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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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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Health Care Models for Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions from Populations that Experience Health Disparities

Grant from the NIH will support research designed to study the effective adaptation, integration, and implementation of recommended guidelines of care of persons with multiple chronic conditions from populations that experience health disparities.
Deadline is February 5, 2024.

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Research in Maternal and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Grant from the NIH will support the development of precision medicine for fetal, neonatal, pediatric, pregnant, and lactating patients, including those with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Deadline is February 5, 2024.

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Addressing Health and Health Care Disparities among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations

Grant from National Institutes of Health (NIH) will support research identifying the pathways and mechanisms through which health and health care disparities occur among sexual and gender minority populations of minoritized racial/ethnic and socio-economic statuses.
Deadline is February 5, 2024.

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Regional AIDS Education and Training Centers

Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to support current and new Regional AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program recipients. The AETC Program consists of a network of HIV experts who support a workforce capable of providing treatment to people with or at-risk of HIV.
Deadline is February 5, 2024.

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Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program

Grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences.
Deadline is February 8, 2024.

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Webinars and Other Events

Promoting Proper Practices: Protecting Health Care Workers and Patients in Health Care Facilities

Webinar hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Society.
January 19, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Patient and Caregiver Experiences Navigating Cancer Care During Emergencies

Webinar hosted by the Colorado School of Public Health.
January 24, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. ET.


Call for Proposals: National Tribal Health Conference

Conference hosted by the National Indian Health Board.
May 19-23, 2024, in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Deadline for abstracts and posters is January 26, 2024.

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Advancing Drug Development for the Prevention of Spontaneous Preterm Birth

Webinar hosted by the Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy.
January 23-24, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. ET.


Accreditation Basics for Behavioral Health and Human Services

Webinar hosted by The Joint Commission.
January 25, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. ET.


Health Statistics on the Web

Webinar hosted by the Network of the National Library of Medicine. Continuing education credits available.
January 29, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. ET.



U.S. Physician Workforce Data Dashboard

U.S. Physician Workforce Data Dashboard

The U.S. Physician Workforce Data Dashboard provides current data about the physician workforce across specialties in a series of interactive dashboards. This dashboard from the Association of American Medical Colleges provides detailed statistics about active physicians in the largest practice specialties including the number of physicians by specialty, the number of people per direct patient care physician by specialty, age, sex, race/ethnicity, and more.

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Social Media, Misinformation, and Medical Mistrust in the Black Community

Social Media Misinformation and Medical Mistrust in the Black Community

This policy brief from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation explores the relationship between mistrust and misinformation and examines the central role of social media in spreading misinformation. The brief includes policy recommendations for establishing trust in public health communications in the Black community.


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Rural-Urban Disparities in Health Care in Medicare

Rural-Urban Disparities in Health Care in Medicare

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, rural residents tend to be older and in poorer health than their urban counterparts. The 2023 Rural-Urban Disparities in Health Care in Medicare report provides information on the quality of health care received by people with Medicare nationwide. The report highlights rural-urban differences in health care experiences and clinical care, how rural-urban differences in quality of care vary by race and ethnicity, and how racial and ethnic differences in quality of care vary between rural and urban areas.

Learn More  Download the Toolkit (PDF)

Clinical Trials

Equity Using Interventions for Pain and Depression

This study, sponsored by the Indiana University in collaboration with the National Institute of Nursing Research, will test a decision aid/coaching intervention tailored to Black patients with comorbid chronic pain and depression aimed at encouraging the use of and adherence to nonpharmacological pain treatments. This study will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Connecting Friends and Health Workers to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination in Latino Communities

This study, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, will evaluate the effectiveness of motivational interviewing and intervention work in increasing COVID-19 vaccine uptake among Latino adults. This study will take place in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Workforce Development

The Ohiyesa Premedical Program

This yearlong program supports 8 American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) students at Tribal and/or community colleges interested in pursuing a healthcare career, with a program focus on the physician pathway. Participants will participate in interactive workshops practicing simulation based procedural skills, workshops delineating the roadmap to successfully applying to medical school, and faculty mentorship.
Deadline for application is January 31, 2024.

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Addressing Health Equity for Black Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

This free course from the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home provides pediatricians and allied health professionals information and resources on how to implement an equitable, culturally responsive, and family-centered medical home for African American and Black children and youth with special health care needs.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

The OMH Knowledge Center is getting ready for a healthy and active 2024 by sharing Get Fit for Life: Exercise & Physical Activity for Healthy Aging. This booklet, published by the National Institute on Aging, is geared toward helping older adults develop healthy exercise habits. It is designed for all activity levels and abilities, and it features worksheets where readers can outline and track their physical activity goals.  The booklet stresses the importance of four types of exercise (endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility), especially as our bodies age. It’s never too late to get moving!

This resource is available for free through the online catalog in both English and Spanish.