FYI: Weekly Health Resources for March 6, 2024

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

March is National Kidney Month

Get to Know Your Kidneys

Kidney disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and affects an estimated 37 million adults. Many racial and ethnic minority groups, like Black and African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, carry a higher risk of developing chronic and end-stage kidney disease than non-Hispanic white Americans. Kidney Equity for All is a patient-focused, community-minded movement from the National Kidney Foundation dedicated to ensuring that all kidney patients have access to high quality kidney care from diagnosis to transplantation.

This National Kidney Month, Get to Know Your Kidneys with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and share information about kidney health.

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Licensure Portability Grant Program

Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support state professional licensing boards carrying out programs under which licensing boards of various states cooperate to develop and implement state laws and related policies that will reduce statutory and regulatory barriers to telehealth.
Deadline is April 8, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): Impact on Population Health

Grant from CDC to support the collection of territory-specific risk behavior data which is used by policymakers, researchers, academics, and the public.
Deadline is April 15, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program

Cooperative agreement from HRSA to support critical access hospitals (CAHs) in quality improvement, quality reporting, performance improvement and benchmarking; to assist facilities seeking designation as CAHs; and to establish or expand programs for the provision of rural emergency medical services.
Deadline is April 16, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Epidemiologic and Economic Modeling for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB

Cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support modeling of disease dynamics and advanced data analytics to inform and improve HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted disease, tuberculosis, and adolescent health interventions and programs.
Deadline is April 8, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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First Responders: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support first responders and members of other key community sectors on training, administering, and distributing naloxone and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved overdose reversal medications or devices.
Deadline is April 15.

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Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

Cooperative agreement from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will support recognized Indian tribes (or a consortium of Indian tribes), tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations interested in developing, implementing, sustaining, or expanding an evidence-based home visiting program serving expectant families and families with young children aged birth to kindergarten.
Deadline is April 18, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Webinars and Other Events

Engaging in Advocacy for Hispanic/Latino Behavioral Health Equity: The Role of Advocacy in Promoting Behavioral Health Equity

Webinar hosted by the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.
March 12, at 1:30 p.m. ET.


Scholarship and Loan Repayment for Tribal Communities

Informational webinar hosted by the National Health Service Corps.
March 14, at 3:00 p.m. ET.


Preparing for Kidney Precision Medicine Clinical Trials Workshop

Hybrid workshop hosted by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
March 18-19, at 9:30 a.m. ET, in Bethesda, Maryland, and online.


Health Center Partnerships to Support Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents

Webinar hosted by the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium.
March 14, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Impact of Climate Change on Alaskan Native Communities

Webinar hosted by the National Environmental Health Association.
March 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Diabetes Prevention through the lens of Food Sovereignty and Access to Ancestral, Cultural, and Healthful Foods

Part of webinar series hosted by the National Training and Technical Assistance Partners.
March 20 at 2:00 p.m. ET.



NIAAA for Middle School


The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has just launched a new web resource, NIAAA for Middle School. This resource contains interactive activities to help parents, caregivers, and teachers of middle school students introduce and reinforce key messages about peer pressure, resistance skills, and other important topics related to underage drinking.

NIAAA for Middle School replaces and continues the objectives of the Spot website and features handouts and engaging activities with key messages about underage drinking.

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Maternal and Child Health Legislative Database


This database created by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) covers topics related to maternal and child health (MCH) including newborn metabolic screening, women's health, childhood obesity and nutrition, maternal and child mental health, and the impacts of substance use on the MCH population. It includes enacted-only legislation from 2017 to the present and is updated biweekly as enactments are identified by NCSL staff.

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Report of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health: Fiscal Years 2021-2022


This report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) details the NIH-wide programs conducted to fulfill ORWH’s core mission and their accomplishments. It also highlights research on the health of women and on the influence of sex and gender on health and disease that is supported by NIH institutes, centers, and offices and the NIH Office of the Director.

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Clinical Trials

Mindfulness in Chronic Kidney Disease

This study, sponsored by Emory University in collaboration with the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, will test whether mindfulness meditation improves sympathetic function in chronic kidney disease and whether transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation optimizes the effects of meditation. This study will take place in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Sit Less, Interact and Move More (SLIMM) 2 Study

This study, sponsored by the University of Utah in collaboration with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, will assess if guided resistance training (to improve muscle strength) and semaglutide (FDA-approved diabetes and weight loss medication that might also improve physical function) can boost adherence to the SLIMM Intervention and reduce sedentary behavior. This study will take place in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Workforce Development

Tribal Researchers Cancer Control Fellowship

This fellowship from the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board will provide fellows with a two-week summer training in June 2024 and a one-week follow-up training in the fall. Fellows will have formal training, distance learning, peer and career mentorship to develop and implement cancer control projects, connection to a network of experts in cancer control and prevention in Indian Country and be eligible for paid internships. American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students, researchers, and tribal health workers with a demonstrated interest in cancer prevention and control are encouraged to apply.
Deadline for application is March 20.

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Summer Program in Neuroscience, Excellence and Success

The Summer Program in Neuroscience, Excellence and Success (SPINES) from the University of Chicago offers neuroscientists from backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience training in communicating your science, winning grants, and honing quantitative skills.
Deadline for application is March 25.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

Recommended Reading

March is National Kidney Month, and the OMH Knowledge Center is highlighting Take Care of Your Kidneys and They Will Take Care of You: Chronic Kidney Disease from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. This fact sheet provides information about chronic kidney disease including risk factors and tips on how to maintain kidney health. Kidney disease can increase the chances of heart disease, heart attack, and strokes, so keeping your kidneys healthy will help take care of your heart.

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