Friday, January 27, 2017

Free dental screenings and cleaning for children


Mountain States RHEC’s Native American Cultural Competency Webinar Series: Overview of Working with Tribal Governments



February Mountain States webinarAre you interested in learning more more about tribal communities and how to work with their tribal governments?

The Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) aims to end health disparities in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. One of its main priority areas is to provide education and awareness of Cultural and Linguistic Competency within the region. In 2017, it will host a webinar training series on the history of tribes and treaties, utilization of CLAS Standards and cultural sensitivity when working with tribal communities, and the impact of cultural needs assessments. Upon completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to accomplish the following from the specific tribal perspective:

1.    Describe tribal communities and the history of American Indian law and policies
2.    Discuss the self-determination component of tribes with regard to the   environment and natural resources, as well the Federal Government’s treaty obligations
3.    Describe the healthcare system within Indian Country, including an explanation of tribally operated 638 programs and Indian Health Service direct healthcare services

DATE:  February 16, 2017 
TIME:  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time/
            1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


Wind River Native Advocacy Center
Benefits of the Wind River Native Advocacy Center are: empowering the tribes and Native Americans in Wyoming for an effective voice for their interests and enforcement of their rights in relationship to the State of Wyoming and other entities; increased control over resources for the benefit of the tribes and Native Americans; the Wind River Indian Reservation receiving its share of funding from the State of Wyoming and other sources; increased ability to apply for grants and to establish self-supporting enterprises, and increased potential for economic sustainability and accountability.

OMHRC 
The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is a one-stop source for minority health literature, research, and referrals for consumers, community organizations, and health professionals. As the nation's largest repository of information on health issues specific to African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, the OMHRC offers a variety of information resources, from access to online document collections to database searches to customized responses to requests for information and assistance. 

Free SAMHSA Webinar on Relationships in Women's Behavioral Health

Being Real: The Power of Authentic Therapeutic Relationships in Women's Services 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 2:00 - 3:30 P.M. EST

As the field shifts toward implementing evidence-based practices, it is important to remember that no intervention is effective without having the foundational pieces of good clinical care in place.  How do you build authentic rapport that generates the trust women need to facilitate healing?  This free webinar kicks the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) five-part Relationships Matter! series, which explores the role of relationships in the lives of women experiencing mental health and substance use issues.

Being Real: The Power of Authentic Therapeutic Relationships in Women's Services looks at the therapeutic relationships that help women engage in services and recovery.  Topics will include:
  • Why relationships matter
  • Trust and rapport in service delivery
  • Defining and creating therapeutic alliance
  • Peers and peer relationships
  • Cultural understanding and responsiveness
  • Managing relationships within group settings
  • Building connections


Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) while updating your knowledge about women's behavioral health.  National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) and National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CEHs are available through the ATTC Network Coordinating Office.

Monday, January 23, 2017

New funding opportunity: $2M in research funding


Robert Wood Johnson FoundationResearch shows universal preschool education would give all children a boost to live a healthier life. There are potentially many more supportive policies—help discover laws and regulations that would help support better community health.

Two million dollars in research funding is available through the Policies for Action call for proposals, including $500,000 for research on actionable policies that support children's healthy weight or reduce child obesity.

We seek research in health care and mental health, public health,  education, the workforce, housing, criminal justice, planning and transportation, energy and the environment, technology, and transportation to better understand how each of the different sectors impact health, well-being, and equity.

Interested in learning more about our leadership and research opportunities? Find out which RWJF program is right for you.

Cooking Contest and Fair


Rural Health Grant Writing Specialist Training

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Registration is now open for the next NOSORH Rural Health Grant Writing Institute.  This is a 9-part web-based series focused on all aspects of grant writing with a special focus on rural health. Topics include documentation of need, grant budget preparation, development of evaluations, work plans and identifying sources of grant funds. This course is appropriate for State Offices of Rural Health staff and rural health partners such as RHCs, CAHs, and other rural health organizations.

You can find full details in this brochure.

Class size is limited, so we encourage you to click here to register now!
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Kassie Clarke
(888) 391-7258 ext. 105
kassiec@nosorh.org

Thursday, January 19, 2017

FY17 Prevention of Opioid Misuse in Women: Office on Women Health Prevention

The HHS Office on Women’s Health invites you to apply for the Prevention of Opioid Misuse in Women: Office on Women’s Health Prevention Awards.

Up to 12 projects (cooperative agreements) will be funded to prevent the misuse of opioids by women across the lifespan. Projects must focus on primary or secondary prevention efforts only and include partnership and collaboration components. Regional, state, local, and community organizations should propose organized activities to achieve this goal through:
·       Program development and implementation,
·       Health education targeting health professionals and/or women directly, or
·       Policy efforts to support primary and/or secondary prevention.
All projects will include an evaluation component. All projects will seek to include socio-economic diversity and consider cultural and social determinants that may function as barriers to prevention and treatment, such as the fear of criminalization of substance abuse, negative stigma associated with substance abuse, as well as the implicit and systemic bias of health professionals and health.

New Funding Opportunity: Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence

Violence Against Women research and evaluation is one of the major foci of NIJ’s Violence and Victimization Research Division. The goals of the Violence Against Women program of research are to improve knowledge and understanding of teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual violence. NIJ strives to support objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women and girls, and promote justice for victims of crime.
The deadline for applications under this funding opportunity is March 20.

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp. See also NIJ.gov’s solicitation FAQ page.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENTS - Office of Adolescent Health

Office of Adolescent Health FOA: Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Their Familieshttps://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/grants/open-grants.html
OAH announces the anticipated availability of funds for states and Tribes to develop and implement programs for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families. Funded programs will provide an integrated and seamless network of supportive services to improve health and related educational, social, and economic outcomes – including violence prevention, intervention, and work with pregnant IPV survivors -- in multiple primary settings: high schools, community service centers, and Institutions of Higher Education (IHE). OAH anticipates funding up to 20 grants with an annual budget of up to $1,500,000 for a three-year project period. To learn more, please visit the Open Grants page of the OAH website, or view the announcement on Grants.gov.



Office of Adolescent Health FOA: Centers for Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Adolescent Health Promotion Researchhttps://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/grants/open-grants.html
The Office of Adolescent Health announces the anticipated availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 cooperative agreements for organizations to conduct, synthesize and translate research into practice for the prevention of teen pregnancy and promotion of adolescent health and in support of OAH’s priorities and mission.  Funded organizations are expected to address important and relevant topic areas in pregnancy prevention and adolescent health and to be a national leader in one of five priority areas affecting teen pregnancy.  The priority areas are (1) safe and supportive environments, (2) healthy relationships, (3) meaningful connections to supportive adults, (4) engaging youth and families, and (5) youth in out-of-home care and foster care systems.  Funded organizations are expected to evaluate or assess best practices or evidence-based/evidence-informed approaches in their priority area and make that information easily accessible to providers working with youth to prevent teen pregnancy.
Funded organizations are expected to have a high caliber of scientific and technical competency, be forward-looking, provide strong leadership, and collaborate with stakeholders and community partners including state and local health agencies and non-profit, community (including youth and parents) and non-governmental organizations in the development and delivery of research to practice products.
OAH anticipates funding three cooperative agreements each with an annual budget of up to $500,000.  OAH will fund no more than one cooperative agreement per priority area. Organizations may apply for more than one priority area; however, each application may only address a single priority area.  The three funded organizations will be expected to coordinate and collaborate with each other and OAH.  To learn more, please visit the Open Grants page of our website, or view the announcement on Grants.gov.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity

Teens tend to a community garden.
Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity is the result of a year-long analysis by a 19-member committee of national experts in public health, health care, civil rights, social science, education, research and business. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) commissioned the report as part of a $10 million, five-year grant to NASEM to examine solutions to promote health equity, a key element in a Culture of Health.

Top Takeaways

  • Health equity is crucial to the well-being and vibrancy of communities.
  • Social inequities matter more than health care in shaping health disparities.
  • Health equity holds benefits for the entire nation, from economic vitality to national security.
  • Communities have the power to take steps toward health equity.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Webinar Series: Engaging Community Health Workers to Reduce Chronic Diseases and Promote Community-Clinical Linkages

Join ASTHO and CDC for a webinar to learn how Prevention Research Centers in Arizona, North Carolina, and New York are engaging community health workers to reduce chronic diseases and health disparities.

This webinar will highlight research and tools for engaging community health workers (CHWs) to prevent chronic diseases, including the University of Arizona's work to create best practices for CHWs in clinical settings. Researchers from the University of North Carolina will also discuss how CHWs, health departments, and primary care clinics are collaborating to reduce cardiovascular diseases in rural communities. Finally, a presenter from the New York University School of Medicine will describe how the center is building on the Million Hearts initiative by integrating CHW and physician support models.

Objectives:
  • Understand how PRC community-based research can be translated into prevention programs.
  • Learn how state health departments can partner with PRCs to improve linkages between clinical care and community preventive health services.
  • Gain ideas for working with CHWs to address chronic diseases and health disparities.
REGISTER here.

Better Diabetes Care Can Decrease Kidney Failure

CDC Vital Signs: Better Diabetes Care Can Decrease Kidney Failure
The latest CDC Vital Signs report finds that diabetes-related kidney failure among Native Americans (American Indians/Alaskan Natives) decreased 54 percent between 1996 and 2013—the fastest decline of any racial/ethnic group in the United States.

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, a costly condition that requires dialysis or kidney transplant for survival. Kidney failure can be delayed or prevented by controlling blood pressure and blood sugar and by taking medicines that protect the kidneys.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

JOB TITLE: Community Case Manager

South Valley Services is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide safe shelter and supportive services to anyone experiencing psychological, physical, emotional, economic or sexual abuse at home. South Valley Services’ programs aim to empower individuals and communities to recognize their self-worth and to develop the necessary skills to reach their greatest potential, contributing to the collective wellbeing of the community.

The Community Resource Centers offer case management and referral services to domestic violence victims and local families using a coordinated community response model across multiple disciplines. The Community Resource Centers’ main offices are located in Riverton and West Jordan and have satellite offices located in various libraries across Salt Lake County to make services more accessible to residents of the community.

CLASSIFICATION
Full‐time Hourly (Non‐exempt, 40 hours per week)

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook Programs
  • Valid Driver License, up to date auto insurance, reliable transportation
  • Ability to travel to satellite offices daily from West Jordan
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Strong public relations skills, ability to speak before large audiences, and able to actively participate in community engagement
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with various populations.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelors Degree in human services field or closely related or a current college student
  • Junior or senior year in the field of social work, behavioral science or closely related.
  • A minimum of two years case management experience working in the field of domestic violence and/or experience working with families in crisis
SALARY
$14.25 per hour

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Directly Reports to the Community Resource Center Director

Please send resumes with a cover letter to vickin@svsutah.org

OMH Announces 2 more 2017 Funding Opportunities


Office of Minority Health


FY 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

OMH has released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for which applications are now being accepted. Applications are due by April 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET.
Announcement Number: MP-AIA-17-001

Opportunity Title: American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative (AI/AN Health Equity Initiative)
Estimated Funding Level: $2 million per budget period
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2017 grant funds for the American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative (AI/AN Health Equity Initiative). The purpose of the AI/AN Health Equity Initiative is to support tailoring or developing, and implementing, of evidence-based models and/or promising practices to help address trauma (historical and generational) existing in AI/AN communities through innovative programs.

Save the date for a technical assistance webinar for interested applicants on February 8, 2017 at 3:00-4:00 pm ET.
An additional technical assistance webinar on “Evaluation – Review the Basics” will be held onFebruary 23, 2017 at 3:00-4:30 pm ET.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

OMH has released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for which applications are now being accepted. Applications are due by April 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET.
Announcement Number: MP-YEP-17-001


Estimated Funding Level: $3.6 million per budget period

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 grant funds for Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches. The purpose of the MYVP II program is to build upon lessons learned from MYVP grants originally funded in FY 2014 and 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.
Save the date for a technical assistance webinar for interested applicants on February 23, 2017 at 5:00-6:00 pm ET.
An additional technical assistance webinar on “Evaluation – Review the Basics” will be held onFebruary 23, 2017 at 3:00-4:30 pm ET.

Friday, January 6, 2017

RWJFs New funding opportunities: Seeking innovators from every field

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Applications are now open for the 2017 cohort in four national leadership development programs designed to create the next generation of leaders committed to equity and better health:
Whether you’re a community advocate, academic researcher, clinician, or simply someone who is passionate about improving the well-being of your community, you are one step closer to finding a leadership development program relevant to your career.
Deadlines are coming up quickly—as early as February 15.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

MLK Freedom March and Breakfast


A Concert for Children with Special Needs and their Families

EVENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

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Access to Music

 A Concert for Children with Special Needs and their Families

Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 7 PM
Capitol Theater
50 West 200 South Salt Lake City

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera offers an annual concert for children with special needs and their families. We present this concert because we know that many families cannot attend cultural events together because some special needs children may have difficulty keeping quitet in their seats. We feature the Utah Opera Resident Artists with the Utah Symphony on the Capitol Theater Stage this special concert.
This concert is FREE but registration is required.
Children with special needs of ANY age are welcome to attend.
The doors of Capitol Theater will open at 6:30 PM, and the concert will begin at 7 PM. Seating is general admission.
After the concert, please join us for cookies in the lobby. (Unfortunatey, we cannot accommodate special allergies)

REGISTRATION

OMH Announces 2017 Funding Opportunities



Office of Minority Health
FY 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.
  
OMH has released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA), for which applications are now being accepted. Applications are due March 31, 2017 by 5:00 pm ET.  

Announcement Number: CPI-MP-17-002 
Estimated Funding Level: $2 million ($1 million for each Priority) 

OMH announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2017 grant funds for the National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program (Lupus Program). The Lupus Program seeks to reduce lupus related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately affected by this disease by: (1) implementing a national health education program on lupus (Priority A); and (2) developing, piloting and assessing clinical trial education interventions for health care providers and paraprofessionals focusing on improving recruitment and retention rates in clinical trials for racial and ethnic minority populations affected by lupus (Priority B).

Save the datefor a technical assistance webinar for interested applicants on February 7, 2017 at3:00-4:00 pm ET.
An additional technical assistance webinar on “Evaluation – Review the Basics” will be held onFebruary 23, 2017 at 3:00-4:30 pm ET.



The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.
OMH has released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for which applications are now being accepted. Applications are due by March 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET.
Announcement Number: MP-CPI-17-001
Opportunity Title: Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity (Partnership) 
Estimated Funding Level: $4,700,000 per budget period
OMH announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2017 grant funds for the Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity (Partnership) program. The Partnership program seeks to demonstrate that multi-partner collaborations that address social determinants of health and have a nationwide or regional reach, focus or impact can efficiently and effectively do one of the following: (1) improve access to and utilization of care by racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations; (2) develop innovative models for managing multiple chronic conditions; (3) increase the diversity of the health workforce; or (4) increase data availability and utilization of data that increases the knowledge base regarding health disparities and facilitates the development, implementation and assessment of health equity activities.
Learn more about this FOA and how to apply.
Save the datefor a technical assistance webinar for interested applicants on February 22, 2017 at3:00-4:00 pm ET.
An additional technical assistance webinar on “Evaluation – Review the Basics” will be held onFebruary 23, 2017 at 3:00-4:30 pm ET.