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May 13, 2022 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for a cooperative agreement for Public Health Nursing Case Management: Reducing Sexually Transmitted Infections. The purpose of this program is to mitigate the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) within Indian Country through a public health nursing case management model with an emphasis on raising awareness of STIs as a high-priority health issue among American Indian/Alaska Native communities and to support prevention and control activities of comorbid conditions. Applications are due by August 11, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
May 3, 2022 - Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing the modification of its organizational structure to include a new Office of 988 and Behavioral Health Crisis Coordination (988) and Office of Recovery (OR).
Source: Federal Register
May 2, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for membership on the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF). The CDC is soliciting nominations to fill anticipated vacancies on the CPSTF for both calendar years 2023 and 2024. The CPSTF identifies population health interventions that are scientifically proven to save lives, increase lifespans, and improve quality of life. Nominations are due by June 24, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 25, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on June 8-9, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern each day. The CPSTF is charged with identifying community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity and improve quality of life while saving money. Agenda items include deliberation on systematic reviews of the literature on cancer screening; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; social determinants of health; mental health; and substance abuse.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 18, 2022 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for a cooperative agreement for the Ending the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Epidemics in Indian Country (ETHIC) program. The purpose of this program is to support communities in reducing new HIV infections and relevant co-morbidities and reducing HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and HCV-related health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native people. Applications are due by June 17, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 13, 2022 - Notice from the Administration for Children and Families correcting dates published in the March 22, 2022 request for information with the same title. Comments are now due May 20, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 7, 2022 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for a cooperative agreement for the Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) Coordinating Center. The "Zero Suicide" model focuses on developing a system-wide approach to improving care for individuals at risk of suicide who are currently using health and behavioral health systems. The ZSI Coordinating Center will build the capacity of ZSI projects by providing technical assistance in the areas of data collection, reporting, training, resources, and implementation of the Zero Suicide approach in Indian Country. Applications are due by July 6, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 6, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) will hold a virtual public meeting on May 3, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern. ACD advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director of the CDC on policy and strategies that will enable CDC to fulfill its mission of protecting health through health promotion, prevention, and preparedness. Agenda items will include discussions on CDC's current and future work in data modernization, laboratory quality, and health equity.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 22, 2022 - The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comments about the technical assistance needs and priorities of tribal communities around implementing and providing early childhood services, as well as needs around coordination of services and supporting stronger early childhood systems at the tribal level. This information will be used to inform ongoing and future efforts to provide training and technical assistance to tribal communities. Comments are due by April 5, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 22, 2022 - Notice from the Food and Drug Administration announcing a virtual meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee on April 6, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The agenda will include discussions on considerations for use of additional COVID-19 vaccine booster doses and the process for COVID-19 vaccine strain selection to address current and emerging variants. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required, and the meeting is open to the public, available online via a live webcast.
Source: Federal Register