FYI: Weekly Health Resources for January 10, 2024

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health


On February 13-14, the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH) will have a meeting focusing on the implementation of the anticipated updates to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) federal race and ethnicity data collection standards. Pre-registration is required for the public to attend the meeting, provide comments, and/or distribute printed materials to ACMH members.

Members of the public must register for the meeting by January 30, at 5:00 p.m. ET by sending an email to with the following information: name, affiliation, phone number, email address, days attending, and if participation is in-person or via webcast.
February 13-14, at 8:30 a.m. ET, in Rockville, Maryland.

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Indigenous Food Sovereignty as a Path to Health Equity

Health Promotion Practice

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) supports the Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE) to advance sustainable solutions to address health disparities and advance health equity among American Indian and Alaska Native (Al/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations. In this focus issue of Health Promotion Practice, Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, DrPH, MPH, from the CIIHE, presents a collection of articles describing the genealogy of the CIIHE and the development and application of a food sovereignty conceptual framework for health. The articles are the result of a partnership, coordinated through OMH, between Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and the University of Hawai’i.

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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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Cooperative Newborn Screening System Priorities Program

Cooperative agreement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to strengthen the newborn screening system to provide screening, counseling, and health care services to newborns and children with, or at risk for, heritable disorders and help them achieve the best possible outcomes.
Deadline is February 23, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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National Coordinating Center on Transition

Cooperative agreement from the HRSA to develop and advance national, state, and local/community-level frameworks that support successful transition from child to adult serving systems for youth with autism and/or epilepsy who have complex health and social needs and require a higher level of family support and coordination.
Deadline is March 11, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Strategic Prevention Framework and Partnerships for Success for States

Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will support projects that build and expand the capacity of local community prevention providers using evidence-based programs to help reduce the onset and progression of substance misuse.
Deadline is February 21, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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FentAlert: Empowering Youth for Safer Choices

Challenge grant from the SAMHSA seeks ideas from youth aged 14-18 on a community strategy to increase youth awareness, education, and prevention around the dangers of fentanyl, especially the hidden dangers of fake pills and other contaminants that can lead to drug overdose deaths.
Deadline is February 26, by 6:00 p.m. ET.

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Career Enhancement Award to Advance Research on Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention

Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support experienced investigators seeking to redirect or expand their research programs through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge in firearm mortality and injury prevention research.
Deadline is March 15.

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Webinars and Other Events

Access in Crisis: Maternal Health Awareness Day

Webinar hosted by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
January 23, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Health Center Emergency Preparedness for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Webinar hosted by the National Center for Medical Legal Partnership.
Live interpretation will be available in Spanish and ASL.
January 23, at 3:00 p.m. ET.


Reimagining the Future for Reproductive Health: Where do we go from here?

Webinar hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
January 24, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Understanding and Optimizing Social Support Across the Cancer Care Continuum

Webinar hosted by the National Cancer Institute.
January 23, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Medicaid and CHIP Renewals: A Partner Education Series

Part of webinar series hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
January 24, at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Screening and Treating Maternal Mental Health Conditions

Webinar hosted by the AAMC.
January 25, at 2:00 p.m. ET.



2023 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

The National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report assesses the performance of our healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to healthcare and quality of healthcare. Quality measures are grouped into six priorities: patient safety, person-centered care, care coordination, effective treatment, healthy living, and care affordability.

Learn More   Download Executive Summary (PDF)

Updated: Coverage to Care Resources

Coverage to Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have released updated materials under their Coverage to Care (C2C) Initiative that helps consumers understand their health coverage and connect to preventive care services. The updated Manage Your Chronic Condition provides guidance on how chronic care management through Medicare can help consumers better manage their care and receive personal attention and help from a provider.   

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SmokefreeNATIVE Text Messaging Program


In alignment with the #BidenCancerMoonshot, the National Cancer Institute’s Initiative has launched SmokefreeNATIVE, a free text messaging program created by and for American Indians and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people to help them quit using commercial tobacco while honoring the significance of traditional tobacco. While sacred tobacco is important in many Native cultures for prayer, healing, and ceremony, commercial tobacco is harmful. SmokefreeNATIVE was developed with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to offer a culturally aligned, digital resource to improve access to evidence-based smoking cessation support.

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Clinical Trials

Prevention of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Hispanic Children

This study, sponsored by the Emory University in collaboration with the National Institute of Nursing Research, will determine if following a diet very low in free sugars just before puberty, a time of increased metabolic disruption, can help to prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children known to be at high risk. This study will take place in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Study II

This study, sponsored by the University of Hawaii in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will compare the use of intermittent energy restriction and daily energy restriction in reducing abdominal visceral and liver fat among East Asian, Native Hawaiian, and White study participants. This study will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Workforce Development

Health Equity Fellowship for Trainees

The Health Equity Fellowship for Trainees is part of Health Affairs’ national initiative to advance equity in health policy and health services scholarly publishing. Fellows will receive mentorship from Health Affairs authors and editorial staff and gain insight on creating manuscript submissions that are more likely to be accepted by the journal or another journal within the fellowship.
Deadline for application is February 15.

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SFARI Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity provides supplements to existing grants for the recruitment of new lab members from underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level. For the purposes of this supplement, eligible groups include the following: African American/Black; Latin American/Hispanic; Native American/Alaskan Native; Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander.
Applications accepted on rolling basis until funds are exhausted.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center Online Catalog: See our newest acquisitions.

Recommended Reading

In recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is highlighting the Cervical Cancer fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This informative document provides introductory information about cervical cancer including the causes and symptoms of cervical cancer and treatments available. This fact sheet is part of the CDC’s campaign Inside Knowledge: About Gynecologic Cancer, and it is available in both English and Spanish.

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