Archive for the ‘Minority Health Concerns’ Category
Monday, February 27th, 2017
Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches
Due April 4 2017
Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II) provides grants to identify innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth. MYVP II will support project interventions tailored to at-risk racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged youth (ages 12-18 years at the start of the project). It requires a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach, including at a minimum a public health agency (a public health department or community-based organization focused on public health), a local school (a primary school, a secondary school, or an alternative/non-traditional school) or school district, a state, county or local law enforcement agency or government agency that has demonstrated collaboration/partnership with law enforcement (e.g., mayor’s office, county government, board of supervisors) and an institution of higher education or learning. For more information, review the grant requirements at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/j3og
American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative
Due April 3 2017
The AI/AN Health Equity program will support programs that demonstrate effective promising practices that increase resiliency and protective factors within AI/AN youth, as well as build capacity among AI/AN serving healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals about providing trauma-informed, culturally appropriate health care services and interventions to AI/AN youth.
Eligible applicants include: Native American tribal governments, Tribal organizations, Tribal colleges and universities, Institutions that serve Native Alaskans, Tribal epidemiology centers, Urban Indian health programs and urban Indian organizations
For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/uk79
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
A “Health Literacy Out Loud” podcast is available in which Janet Ohene-Frempong, MS, a plain language and cross-cultural communications consultant and Helen Osbourne discuss:
- Communicating about food in a multicultural world and why this matters today.
- Issues to consider such as whether foods are available, affordable, convenient, appropriate, and familiar.
- Examples of respectful and inclusive ways to communicate about food and why doing so is not only appropriate but also can be deeply satisfying and gratifying.
Additional resources are also provided. Please see: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/pxpe.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
The National Center for Health Statistics has created a new report and infographics to show the progress in meeting the objectives of Healthy People 2020 and an assessment of health disparities. Chapters are organized by topic and are individually downloadable: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g1c9 Interactive infographics are also available to show progress and work needed: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/pdqx
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has translated their Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit into Spanish. The toolkit Equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Learn more and download the free toolkit here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/gwnz
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of the Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda, a first-of-its-kind collaborative tribal-federal blueprint that highlights the extent to which behavioral health challenges affect Native communities, in addition to strategies and priorities to reduce these problems and improve the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Native communities experience disproportionately high rates of behavioral health problems such as mental and substance use disorders. In addition, these communities’ behavioral health needs have traditionally been underserved. Mental and substance use disorders – which may result from adverse childhood experiences, historical and intergenerational trauma, and other factors – are also reflected in high rates of interpersonal violence, major depression, excessive alcohol use, suicide, and suicide risk. Overall, these problems pose a corrosive threat to the health and well-being of many American Indians and Alaska Natives. The document is available for free at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1b80
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is offering a one-day public workshop that will feature presentations and discussion on facilitating health communication related to immigrant, refugee, and migrant populations through the use of health literate approaches. Issues related to cultural competence, language access, and understanding the U.S. health care system may be included in the agenda. March 15, 8:00am – 5pm PT. The workshop will be webcast live and will be available for viewing starting at 8:30 AM Pacific Time. Free but register to attend the in person event or watch the live webcast at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qyij
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
A fact sheet describing suicide prevention in Indian Country, and how the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention can align with tribal communities, is made available from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. For tribal audiences and the agencies that work with them, the fact sheet reviews suicide prevention strategies for communities: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/3qoz
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
The AoA provides a Diversity Toolkit for the Aging Services Network and its partners to act as a starting point for conversations regarding how to better serve diverse populations of older adults. However, the toolkit also has appeal for other community organizations and institutions. It assists “with every stage of program planning, implementation, and delivery of diverse population services.” The toolkit walks service providers through four steps – Assessments, Identifying Resources About the Community, Designing Services, and Program Evaluation – and the Diverse Community Questionnaire can be tailored for your specific communities to aid in each of the four steps. For more information about the toolkit, visit AoA Diversity webpage.
Monday, February 6th, 2017
From the National Institutes of Health:
“The National Institutes of Health has announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. This funding opportunity, open to national and regional organizations, as well as local community groups, will support activities to promote enrollment and retention in the All of Us Research Program across diverse communities.
All of Us is an ambitious effort to gather data over time from 1 million or more people living in the United States, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and improving health. Unlike research studies that are focused on a specific disease or population, All of Us will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide variety of health conditions. Researchers will use data from the program to learn more about how individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biological make-up can influence health and disease. By taking part, people will be able to learn more about their own health and contribute to an effort that will advance the health of generations to come.”
More information about the All of Us Research Program and the funding opportunity: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/g52c
Monday, January 30th, 2017
From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region:
Most of us can see with our own eyes that inequity exists, including in health access and outcomes. How do we prove it to policy makers, grant funders and other decision makers? Are there model interventions that we can replicate? This entry-level presentation will explore online sources of reliable health statistics, research and evidence-based community interventions. The emphasis of this presentation will be on free information resources and may be of particular interest to community-based organizations, public health workers, public library staff and others who do not have access to academic library resources.
Feb 24, 2017
12:00PM – 1:00PM ET