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HHS: Minority Health Resources. February 6, 2013

FYI: Minority Resources...Money & More

Provided by the Office of Minority Health Resource Center's Information Services Team
February 06, 2013
 

  In This Issue ...


Funding

Federal Grants

Minority Population Specific: $500k or less . . .  
  • HHS/Health Resources & Services Administration: Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program Grant. View Full Announcement
$500k or less . . .  
  • HHS/Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: FY 2013 Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer Grant. (Short Title: TCE-PTP) View Full Announcement
  • HHS/National Institutes of Health: School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors, and Weight Outcomes (R21) Grant. View Full Announcement
  • HHS/National Institutes of Health: Disorders of Human Communication: Effectiveness, Outcomes and Health Services Research (R21) Grant. View Full Announcement
  • HHS/Health Resources & Services Administration: AETC Education for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Grant. View Full Announcement
  • HHS/National Institutes of Health: Prevention and Health Promotion Interventions to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Associated Physical and Psychological Health Problems in U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families (R34) Grant. Grant View Full Announcement

Non Federal Grants

Minority Population Specific: $500k or less . . . 
  • AIDS Clinical Trial Group Network (ACTG): Minority HIV investigator mentorship awards for 2013-2014. View Full Announcement Exit Disclaimer
  • Community Transportation Association of America: Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Program Grant. View Full Announcement Exit Disclaimer
$500k or less . . . 
  • Sunflower Trails: Sunflower Trails Program Grant, a longstanding foundation program designed to help communities and schools promote healthy living for Kansans of all ages. View Full Announcement Exit Disclaimer
  • AMA Foundation: Healthy Communities/Healthy America Grant. View Full Announcement Exit Disclaimer

Scholarships/Fellowships

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse : Summer Research Program. 2013 Summer Research with NIDA for Underrepresented Students. View Full Announcement [PDF | 1.8MB]
  • Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools: 2013 HSHPS/Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Graduate Fellowship Training Program. View Full Announcement Exit Disclaimer

Events

  • EPA/International City/County Management Association: Brownfields 2013 Conference. Sustainable Communities Start Here. May 15 - 17, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. Scholarships available. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Resources

  • AHRQ/ Electronic Data Methods Forum: The official launch of an open access journal focused on using electronic clinical data to advance research and quality improvement is now available. eGEMs (Generating Evidence and Methods to improve patient outcomes). Learn More Exit Disclaimer

African American Health

  • Oldways Preservation Trust: A consumer health challenge presented in debut of African Heritage and Health Week (February 1 - 7, 2013). Claim Your Health By Claiming Your History, challenges everyone, everywhere to enjoy at least one dish at home or at a restaurant inspired by the cuisine of African-American ancestors. Learn More Exit Disclaimer
  • White House: Presidential Proclamation announced. National African American History Month, 2013. Learn More
  • Office of Minority Health: February is National Black History Month . Find the latest articles, resources for organizations and health professionals, how to get involved and more. Learn More

Aging

  • Flex Monitoring Team: New report released. Emergency Transfers of the Elderly from Nursing Facilities to Critical Access Hospitals: Opportunities for Improving Patient Safety and Quality. Read Full Report [PDF | 4.2MB] Exit Disclaimer

Cultural Competency/LAS

Events

  • The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)/AAMC: Workshop. Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop. March 1 - 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Health Care

  • The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM): A new factsheet released. Fostering Healthy Families Through Stable Housing - The Role of the Health Care System. Learn More [PDF | 724KB] Exit Disclaimer
  • CDC: New Digital Press Kit released. Safe Medication Lists on the Internet. Learn More
  • CDC: Press Release. Medicare Announces Substantial Savings for Medical Equipment Included in the Next Round of Competitive Bidding Program. Learn More
  • The Center for Medicaid/ CHIP: Director, Cindy Mann sent a letter to State Medicaid Directors providing guidance to states. Affordable Care Act Section 4106 (Preventive Services) Learn More [PDF | 138KB]
  • The Commonwealth Fund: A new report released. Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Action on the 2014 Market Reforms. Read Full Report Exit Disclaimer

Heart Disease

  • Office on Women's Health (OWH): A new heart attack awareness campaign has been launched targeting Spanish-speaking women age 50 and over. The Haga La Llamada, ¡No Pierda Tiempo! campaign builds on OWH's successful Make the Call, Don't Miss a Beat campaign. Learn More
  • White House: Presidential Proclamation announced. American Heart Month, 2013. Learn More
  • The Pulmonary Hypertension Association: New patient toolkit available. The Empowered Patient Online Toolkit, is designed by experienced pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients and healthcare professionals to help patients create their own PH-specific medical binder. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Hispanic/Latino Health

  • Pew Research Hispanic Health: New data report released, Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are not U.S. Citizens: The Path Not Taken. Read Full Report Exit Disclaimer

Influenza

  • CDC: A new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released. Antiviral Agents for the Treatment and Chemoprophylaxis of Influenza: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Read Full Report

Infant/Child Health

Events

  • The National Organization of Urban MCH Leaders: Training. Training Course in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology. May 28 - June 1, 2013 in Nashville, TN. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Mental Health

  • U.S. Surgeon General/National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: New strategy report released. National Strategy for Suicide Prevention 2012: Goals and Objectives for Action. Read Full Report

Substance Abuse

  • SAMHSA: New data report released. 2011 Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities. Read Full Report
  • SAMHSA: Consumer brochure now available in Spanish. Deberia usted hablar con alguien sobre un problema relacionado con las drogas, el alcohol o la salud mental?/Should You Talk to Someone About a Drug, Alcohol or Mental Health Problem? Learn More

Vision

  • Prevent Blindness America: New data report released, 2012 Vision Problems in the U.S. Prevalence of Adult Vision Impairment and Age-Related Eye Disease in America. Read Full Report Exit Disclaimer
  • National Eye Institute (NEI): A 20-page large-print booklet and a series of videos to help people adapt to life with low vision are now available. Living with Low Vision: What you should know. Learn More

Opportunities for Public Comment

  • AHRQ: Effective Health Care Program has a new report open for public comments. Physical Therapy for Knee Pain Secondary to Osteoarthritis: Future Research Needs. Comments are being accepted until February 28, 2013. Learn More
  • AHRQ: Effective Health Care Program has a new report open for public comments. Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears: Future Research Needs. Comments are being accepted until February 28, 2013. Learn More
  • The Obama Administration: Proposed rules are available for public comment regarding contraceptive coverage with no cost-sharing under the Affordable Care Act. Proposed Rulemaking on Recommended Preventive Services Policy. Comments are being accepted until April 8, 2013. View Full Announcement
  • CMS: Seeking public comments on the new single, streamlined application for health insurance and the SHOP applications in preparation for the launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace next fall. The application packages can be found under the following titles and numbers: Data Collection to Support Eligibility Determinations for Insurance Affordability Programs and Enrollment through Affordable Insurance Exchanges, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Agencies (CMS-10440); Data Collection to Support Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment for Small Businesses in the Small Business Health Options Program (CMS-10439); Data Collection to Support Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment for Employees in the Small Business Health Options Program (CMS-10438). Learn More

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