Thursday, November 15, 2012

DHHS: Office of Minority Health

FYI: Minority Resources...Money & More

Provided by the Office of Minority Health Resource Center's Information Services Team
November 15, 2012

Health Fair Serving Frederick's Growing Diverse Community

Frederick County, MD is working to ensure health and wellness for all residents but many people in our communities still face considerable challenges to receiving quality care. In 2008, only 12.3 percent of Latinos in the county had private health insurance. Because of language barriers and poverty, access to care is a struggle for many minorities. On Saturday, Nov. 17th,, a group of volunteers committed to bridging the health gap for area residents will host the 5th Annual Community Health Fair at the Church of the Brethren. Learn More

  In This Issue ...


Federal Grants

$500k or less . . .  
  • HHS/Agency for Health Care Research and Quality: AHRQ Conference Grant Program (R13) Grant. View Full Announcement
  • HHS/Office of Women's Health: Safety and Health for Older Women Request for Proposals. View Full Announcement [PDF | 166KB ]
  • US Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental Justice Small Grants Program. View Full Announcement

Non Federal Grants

$500k or more . . .  $500k or less . . .
  • The Hawaii Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Request for Applications 2013-2014 Learn More Exit Disclaimer
  • REACH Healthcare Foundation: Partnering with the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and the Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund. Cultural Competency TA. View Full Announcement Exit Disclaimer
  • American Journal of Public Medicine: Childhood Obesity Challenge. View Full Announcement Exit Disclaimer
  • The CareFusion Foundation: Clinical Excellence Grant Program: Infection Prevention and Health Care Safety. View Full Announcement Exit Disclaimer


  • The Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight: New resource on ACA funding available. Exchange Establishment Cooperative Agreement Funding FAQs. Learn More


  • Kennedy Krieger Institute: Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP). View Full Announcement Exit Disclaimer
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute: James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program View Full Announcement Exit Disclaimer
  • National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems: The 2013 Government Relations Academy now accepting applications. The academy is geared toward member hospital professionals whose responsibilities include advocating for their hospital or health system and promoting public policies and building relationships that benefit their organization. Applicants should have 3 years of senior-level experience at a hospital or health system. View Full Announcement Exit Disclaimer
  • National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems: Institute for Healthcare Improvement Scholarship. View Full Announcement Exit Disclaimer

American Indians/Alaska Native Health

  • White House: Presidential Proclamation. National Native American Heritage Month, 2012. Learn More

Cultural Competency/LAS


  • Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions: A four part webinar series, Quality Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People: A Four-Part Cultural Competence Webinar Series. Thursday, November 15, 2012 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST. Learn More Exit Disclaimer


  • National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians: New webpage dedicated to diabetes resources. AANHPI Diabetes Coalition webpage, includes: The complete Compendium of State of the Sciences: Diabetes in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders; Four Diabetes Care articles authored by Coalition members and participants of the 2011 Hawaii Diabetes Symposium; Member resources; and Action steps. Learn More Exit Disclaimer
  • The Chickasaw Nation: In honor of Diabetes Awareness month is hosting a video series covering a range of diabetes related issues. This series speaks directly to the Native American population and type 2 diabetes. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Health Care

  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Updated Blueprint now available. Blueprint for Approval of Affordable State-based and State Partnership Insurance Exchanges. Read Full Report [PDF | 689KB]
  • HHS: Updated brochures and materials, including: educational power points, related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act now available. Affordable Care Act Brochures & Educational Presentations. Learn More
  • Waimanalo Health Center, AAPCHO: New report brief released. Community Health Centers: Why Engage in Research and How to Get Started. Read Full Report Exit Disclaimer
  • AAPCHO/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ): Effective Health Care Program (EHC) website offers free resources for clinicians (CME/CE modules, clinical summaries) and patients (health education tools). Learn More

Health Equity


  • Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS): Webcast. Addressing Health Disparities for Minority Populations in Jails. 8:30 am EST on Thursday, December 6, 2012. To attend, email Julia Keyser at Learn More Exit Disclaimer
  • University of Maryland: Symposium. Environmental Justice and Health Disparities in Maryland and DC, Saturday, December 1st, 2012, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on the campus of the University of Maryland-College Park. Learn More Exit Disclaimer


  • CDC: New MMWR report available. Integrated Prevention Services for HIV Infection, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis for Persons Who Use Drugs Illicitly: Summary Guidance from CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read Full Report
  • CDC: Observing December 1, 2012 as World AIDS Day, Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation. Downloadable resources and posters now available. Learn More
  • CDC: New website launched. Prevention With Persons With HIV website includes tabbed sections for several prevention strategies. Learn More
  • CDC: New report released. HIV Testing in the United States Baseline Report 2002-2006. Learn More [PDF | 2.8MB]


  • Howard University: Conference. International Conference on HIV Stigma and Establishment of the Center for Stigma. November 30th, 2012, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm in Washington, DC. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Mental Health

  • HHS: Press release. Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Learn More
  • SAMHSA: New guideline report released. Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event. Read Full Report
  • SAMHSA: New guideline report released. Supporting Infants, Toddlers and Families Impacted by Caregiver Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma: A Community Action Guide. Learn More


  • The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE): Webinar. Clinical Use of Mobile Apps in Behavioral Health Treatment. November 15, 2012, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST. Learn More
  • Well Aware: Webinar. FAMILY MATTERS: Suicidality in families and what we can do to help. Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST. Learn More Exit Disclaimer



  • NIH/NIEHS: Virtual Forum. Childhood Obesity & the Environment, Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Pulmonary Health

  • California Smokers' Helpline: An extended helpline service now available. The Asian Smokers' Quitline offers free nationwide telephone assistance for Chinese-, Korean-, and Vietnamese-speakers who want to quit smoking. Learn More Exit Disclaimer


  • EPA: Webinar. The Role of Community Health Workers in Asthma Management. Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST. Learn More Exit Disclaimer

Substance Abuse

  • SAMHSA: New data report released. Half of Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions among Veterans Aged 21 to 39 Involve Alcohol as the Primary Substance of Abuse. Read Full Report [PDF | 60KB]

Opportunities for Public Comment

  • AHRQ: Comments being accepted. Future Research Needs for Strategies To Reduce Cesarean Birth in Low-Risk Women. Open for comment until 11:59 pm Eastern time on Nov. 19, 2012 . Learn More

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