FYI: Weekly Health Resources for March 20, 2024

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FYI: Weekly Health Resources

New OMH Resource Center and Knowledge Center Emails


The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) has updated the email addresses for its Resource Center and Knowledge Center. Reach out to our Information Specialists and Librarians to find minority health literature and resources, request funding searches, and learn more about OMH’s programs and initiatives.

Contact for:

  • Customized information requests about minority health, health disparities, and specific health topics.
  • Customized funding searches for your organization.
  • Speaker requests for OMH leadership and staff to attend your organization’s event.
  • General questions about OMH and the OMH Resource Center.

Contact for:

Visit the OMH Resource Center  Visit the OMH Knowledge Center

Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®️

March 18-24 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®️ (NDAFW). NDAFW is an annual, week-long, health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. According to the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 13.2 million people ages 12 to 20 (34.2% in this age group) reported that they have had at least one drink in their lives.

Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and help share facts about drugs, alcohol, and addiction in your community.

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Building Capacity to Increase Commercial Tobacco Cessation

Cooperative agreement from the National Institutes of Health aimed at building the capacity of state and territorial tobacco control programs and their partners to translate the science of tobacco cessation into public health interventions.
Deadline is April 24.

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Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

Cooperative agreement from SAMHSA to help implement state-specific assisted outpatient treatment programs working with courts, community partners, and other entities to support community-based treatment for adults with serious mental illness.
Deadline is April 26.

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Building Communities of Recovery

Grant from SAMHSA to help mobilize and connect a broad array of community-based resources to increase the availability and quality of long-term recovery support for persons with substance use disorders and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
Deadline is April 29.

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Prevention Technology Transfer Centers Cooperative Agreements

Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help maintain and enhance the Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC) Network by providing training and technical assistance services to the substance misuse prevention field. Recipients will be expected to work directly with SAMHSA and across the PTTC Network on activities aimed at improving the implementation and delivery of effective substance misuse prevention interventions.
Deadline is April 24.

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Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

Grant from the Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service provides financial assistance to enable and improve distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas, supporting the use of telecommunications-enabled information, audio and video equipment, and related advanced technologies by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents.
Deadline is April 29.

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B States/Territories Supplemental Grant Program

Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to supplement existing funding used to develop and/or enhance access to a comprehensive continuum of high-quality care and treatment services for low-income people with HIV.
Deadline is April 30.

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Webinars and Other Events

Protecting Agricultural Employees from Infectious Diseases in the Post-COVID Era

Webinar hosted by the AgriSafe Network.
March 27, at 1:00 p.m. ET.


Health Equity Science and Data for Action

Webinar hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office of Health Equity.
March 28, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Appetite, Obesity and Beyond: The Role of the Central Nervous System and New Drugs

Part of webinar series hosted by the NIH.
April 2, at 4:00 p.m. ET.

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Advancing Trans Health Equity through Supportive and Protective Environments

Webinar hosted by the LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity Center of Excellence. Continuing education credits available.
March 28, at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Diverse Voices: Endometriosis

Webinar hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health.
March 28, at 3:00 p.m. ET.


The Power and Promise of Artificial Intelligence for Health Equity

Webinar hosted by the National Institute for Health Care Management.
April 5, at 1:00 p.m. ET.



Yes, YOU! Initiative from The Heart Truth®

Yes You Heart Campaign

About 1 in 16 women age 20 and older have coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease in the United States. Risk factors such as family history, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating, smoking, and not managing stress or getting enough sleep can put you at risk for heart disease, even at a young age.

Learn more about risk factors for heart disease that are unique to women and use resources from The Heart Truth to share information and resources with your community.

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World Tuberculosis Day: March 24

World Tuberculosis Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the incidence rate (cases per 100,000 persons) for tuberculosis (TB) was 17.1 times higher among non-U.S.-born persons than U.S.-born persons (13.0 vs 0.8). Non-Hispanic Asian and Hispanic persons have the highest risk for TB in the United States, each group making up 34% of total cases respectively. World TB Day is a day to educate the public about the impact of TB around the world. There is a strong need for TB education and outreach to healthcare providers, health care agencies, and community organizations, especially those serving populations disproportionately affected by TB.

Raise awareness about World TB Day by sharing resources that help inform and educate your community about TB-related problems and solutions.

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The Practical Playbook III: Working Together to Improve Maternal Health

Maternal Health

The Practical Playbook III is a guide for researchers, community activists, and advocates of maternal health offering practical tools and strategies to improve inequities in maternal health. This third volume aims to describe the need and opportunities for improving maternal health through multi-sector collaborations. It highlights examples of effective cross-sector partnerships that are making real improvements in health outcomes for maternal health populations and offers practical tools and strategies for practitioners working in this space.

Learn More  Download the Book (PDF)

Clinical Trials

Enriched Holistic Care to Eradicate Disparities in Maternal Morbidity

This study, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the National Institute of Nursing Research, will evaluate a maternity care home model aimed at reducing severe maternal morbidity among a group of racial/ethnic minority and Indigenous patients. This study will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Type 1 Diabetes Education and Support Study

This study, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente in collaboration with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, will evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention specifically tailored toward Black young adults ages 18-30 years. This study will take place in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Workforce Development

Rural Access Scholarship

The Rural Access Scholarships from the American Society of Anesthesiologists provides third- or fourth-year medical students with stipends to pay for travel and lodging expenses for a rural clerkship introducing future physicians to rural anesthesia.
Deadline for application is April 1.

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CDC Sexual and Gender Minority HIV Prevention Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

This fellowship from the Division of HIV Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aims to recruit, mentor, and further train doctoral-level scientists to conduct research in U.S. sexual and gender minority populations, focusing on HIV prevention among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and/or transgender women. Participants will be able to design and conduct an analysis on social or behavioral data, participate in a conference or site visit, present a peer-reviewed abstract, and more.
Deadline for application is April 15.

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Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

Recommended Reading

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the OMH Knowledge Center is sharing “To Mitigate the Afflictions of the Human Race” – The Legacy of Dr. Rebecca Crumpler. This publication by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) focuses on Dr. Rebecca Crumpler, who was the first Black woman to earn a medical degree. In 1883 Dr. Crumpler was also the first Black female physician to publish a book, A Book of Medical Discourses. She focused her studies on disease prevention and infant mortality in Boston.

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