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News by Topic: Population health

Jun 23, 2020 - The American Farm Bureau Federation announced that their farm stress management online training course is now available to the general public. Developed by Michigan State University Extension (MSU Extension) and University of Illinois Extension (Illinois Extension), the course will help farming communities identify and cope with stress.
Source: American Farm Bureau Federation
Jun 23, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) selected the Morehouse School of Medicine as the awardee for a new $40 million initiative to fight COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable communities. The National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC) Initiative is a three-year project working with community-based organizations to deliver resources to fight the pandemic.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 23, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting application for the Dental Preventive and Clinic Support Centers Program. The two goals of the program are to provide support, guidance, training, and enhancement of IHS/Tribal/Urban (I/T/U) dental programs within their area; and to ensure that the services of the support centers and the I/T/U dental programs result in measurable improvements in the oral health status of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients. Applications are due by September 21, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 19, 2020 - Highlights groups that are helping to address mental and behavioral health issues among Native American communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Describes how the disease has disproportionately affected Native communities and discusses the importance of connecting with others when coping with psychological distress.
Source: Cronkite News
Jun 18, 2020 - Summarizes research that found stroke patients in rural areas are less likely to get advanced treatments and more likely to die before leaving the hospital than urban patients. Describes how these disparities had no improvement between 2012 and 2017 and includes recommended steps for rural residents to take to protect themselves.
Source: American Heart Association
Jun 18, 2020 - The Indian Health Service is accepting application for the Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program which is designed to decrease the incidence of severe injuries and death in American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Applications are due by October 1, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 16, 2020 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking public comment on the voluntary donations web portal set up to obtain information on possible donations of equipment and resources that can be distributed to organizations directly responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Comments are due by August 17, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 16, 2020 - June 15-21, 2020 is National Men's Health Week, serving as a reminder to take care of one's health, increase awareness of preventable health issues, and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. Describes how American Indian and Alaska Native men generally face greater health disparities and mortality rates, includes resources and support to help this population prioritize wellness.
Source: Indian Health Service
Jun 16, 2020 - Interview with Cornelius Blanding, Executive Director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, a cooperative association of Black farmers and landowners across the rural South. Discusses poverty and discrimination among Black and rural communities, describes their efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and address inequities by helping Black farmers and feeding those who need it.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jun 15, 2020 - The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Workforce Studies team and Health Equity Research and Policy team are seeking health equity-focused research proposals with research questions that can be answered using data from the AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access. Applicants must be participants in AAMC Collaborative for Health Equity: Act, Research, Generate Evidence (CHARGE). Research proposals are due July 24, 2020.
Source: Association of American Medical Colleges