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  EVENTS


Structural Racism and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Desired Pregnancies

October 28

from email

Racial/ethnic disparities span many aspects of reproductive health and wellbeing in the United States, including maternal morbidity/maternal mortality and birth outcomes. A growing number of studies have examined the contribution of structural racism to racial/ethnic disparities in reproductive health. However, we have a limited understanding of the underlying pathways through which structural racism affects reproductive health, including birth outcomes.

During this talk, Tiffany Green will discuss ongoing research investigating the links between structural racism and the ability to achieve intended births.

REGISTER FOR STRUCTURAL RACISM IN DESIRED PREGNANCIES

National Overdose Prevention Leadership Summit

November 9-10

from email

Join the Public Health Institute and partners for our third annual conference bringing together innovation, equity and cross-sector solutions in overdose prevention, justice and treatment.

REGISTER FOR THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

History of Chagas Disease: Science and Health in Brazil (Bullitt History of Medicine Club)

November 16

from the event description

This lecture will explore the history of Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis), discovered by the physician Carlos Chagas in 1909 in a poor, rural area of Brazil.  

The talk will focus on studies and debates on Chagas disease as a medical and social problem connected to poor health conditions of the rural population and considered to be an obstacle to Brazil’s project of modernization. It will also address the controversies about clinical and epidemiological aspects of the disease, in a context of intense nationalism and disagreements about the political meanings of the so-called tropical diseases. This is a case that sheds light on relationships between science, health and society in specific historical contexts. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT HISTORY OF CHAGAS DISEASE

PCORI’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

November 17-19

from the event page

Every year, PCORI’s Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to demonstrate how PCORI is leading and influencing the advancement of patient-centered outcomes research and comparative clinical effectiveness research. I hope you will be informed and enlightened as our presenters share updates on how patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community are working together to develop data and information to transform health and healthcare delivery. As always, we have invited a range of dynamic, engaging speakers from across the nation to share their research, experience, and perspective

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PCORI 2021 ANNUAL MEETING

2021 George W. Gay Lecture: Racism, Inclusion and Justice: Interrogating Bioethics

November 18

Presented by Patricia A. King, J.D., Professor Emerita, Georgetown Law.

Professor King’s expertise is in the study of law, medicine, ethics and public policy. She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She is the co-author of Cases and Materials on Law, Science and Medicine. She teaches Family Law courses and offers a seminar in Bioethics and the Law. She is a member of the American Law Institute and the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the Hastings Center. 

RSVP FOR THE 2021 GAY LECTURE

2021 Youth Mental Health Disparities Conference

December 8-9

Save the date for the 2021 Youth Mental Health Disparities Conference, presented by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

More information (agenda and registration) are coming soon.


  OPPORTUNITIES


Enhancing Rigor, Relevance, and Equity in Research and Evaluation through Community Engagement

October 27-28, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

from the announcement

The annual OPRE Methods Meeting is an important opportunity to advance our understanding of innovative methods and approaches to research and evaluation that can increase the rigor, relevance, transparency, independence, and ethics of our work. This year’s meeting will feature speakers from communities who have participated in research, scholars and federal leaders in the field of community-engaged research.

REGISTER FOR IMPROVING DIVERSITY OF THE GENOMICS WORKFORCE

AAMC 2021 Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar

October 27-28

from the description

This virtual seminar is designed for associate professor level faculty who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. Attendees will gain many benefits during this new blended-learning program, which will address the specific needs of mid-career faculty from a culturally responsive approach.

Registration opening soon.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AAMC 2021 SEMINAR


Call for Proposals: 2022 Health Humanities Consortium Virtual Conference
Spaces of/for Health Humanities

Proposal deadline: October 31

from the call for proposals

The 2022 Health Humanities Consortium Virtual Conference seeks to investigate the meanings and uses of space for health humanities scholarship, praxis, and pedagogy. We invite submissions that consider the physical and social spaces of health, as well as those that speak to the spaces of the health humanities as a field.

SEE THE SPACES OF/FOR HEALTH HUMANITIES CFP

NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP)

Application cycle: September 1 – November 18

from the website

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice careers.

LEARN MORE AND PREPARE FOR THE LRP CYCLE

COVID-19 and Health Equity Innovation Award

Application deadline: November 29

from the email

The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) continues to work to promote and protect the health of racial and ethnic minorities, underrepresented and underserved populations through research and communication strategies that address health disparities. The COVID-19 and Health Equity Innovation award helps support this work. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to fund innovative research that will strengthen and advance COVID-19 health equity research.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COVID-19 & HEALTH EQUITY AWARD

Sherman A. James Diverse and Inclusive Epidemiology Award

Application period: September 30, 2021 – January 14, 2022

from the description

The Sherman A. James Diverse and Inclusive Epidemiology Award will recognize an individual who has demonstrated research, teaching or service that expands the scope of the field to under-represented or disadvantaged populations or researchers, and with an impact that has facilitated greater diversity and inclusiveness.

Core criteria for selection include interdisciplinary contributions or leadership to diversity and inclusion related efforts. This could include research, policy, community engagement, public health practice, program development, teaching and/or mentorship.

Candidates must be a member of SER at any career stage.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR THE JAMES AWARD

Rising Star Program to Increase Faculty Diversity (UNC School of Medicine)

Application period: January 1 – February 15, 2022

The UNC School of Medicine has launched its Rising Star Program to increase faculty diversity. The program’s main goal is to “increase diversity among faculty members in the basic sciences, with a specific focus on groups historically minoritized in the basic sciences. This program provides training to postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups to help them excel during the faculty interview process by exposing admitted fellows to the same components that they will experience during the faculty job interview process.”

To support interested applicants, the School of Medicine is hosting webinars open to all, especially postdocs, interested in applying for faculty jobs. The webinars include:

  • October Webinar with Program Leadership Team: October 26 @ 12pm

Registration and information for each webinar are available on the main program page.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RISING STAR PROGRAM

Equity Director Positions with Urban Institute

The Urban Institute has two positions live to help build capacity to execute on some of the new work on racial equity, particularly at the federal level, that Shena Ashley, Steven Brown and team have begun this year. The search partner firm Koya will be leading this search and are working with Shena to develop a recruitment strategy. You can also self-nominate if interested.  


Senior Program Officer, Leadership for Better Health Job Opening

Application deadline: Open until filled

Senior program officers are professional staff responsible for developing, implementing, and managing RWJF’s initiatives to improve health and health care. Their primary responsibilities include providing intellectual and organizational leadership in designing and implementing new initiatives; evaluating proposals; monitoring programs and grants; learning from program investments and activities; providing mentorship in the development of junior staff; and creating impact through dissemination of knowledge.

Learn more and apply for the Senior Program Officer, Leadership for Better Health position.


Call for Stories: Experiencing Racism in Health Care: Stories from Health Care Professionals

We seek stories from health care professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, therapists) from minority groups who have first-hand experience with racism in a health care setting. We are interested in stories that involve conscious or unconscious racially-biased individual behavior, institutional policies, or systems. We want true, personal stories in a form that is interesting and easy to read. Please share this invitation and guide sheet with appropriate individuals.

Learn more about the Experiencing Racism in Health Care call for stories.


PRIDE: Summer Training for Underrepresented Junior Faculty

“The PRIDE Summer Institute Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research are now accepting applications. Space is limited for the 2021 mentored summer training programs so apply early!”

Learn more and apply to PRIDE.


NC Office of Strategic Partnerships


  RESOURCES


Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

North Carolinians can get critical help to pay for high-speed internet from a $3.2 billion federal program opening in May for families and households working, learning and shopping from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.


2021 North Carolina Rural Health Snapshot

The NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance has released their 2021 snapshot of rural health in North Carolina. Covering demographics, health and economics, the report provides updated information in a full report and a one-page summary.

BROWSE THE NC RURAL HEALTH SNAPSHOT

COVID-19 Resources for Entrepreneurs

Find information, advice and financial support available from organizations across the region, state and beyond curated by Innovate Carolina.

UNC Research published a COVID-19 funding tracker with research funding opportunities.

Get COVID-19: Entrepreneur Resources from Innovate Carolina.


COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit

“Decisions about health, immunization, and new vaccines should never be unduly rushed without thorough investigation. The good news is that the information we need is available.

The Center for Black Health & Equity is proud to partner with The American Lung Association to provide a guide that will help us clarify scientific facts, answer key questions about vaccines, and make well-informed decisions for our health.”

DOWNLOAD THE COVID-19 VACCINE TOOLKIT

HDPulse Data Portal

The HDPulse Data Portal is a tool for locating and visualizing data on health disparities and minority health resources. The portal is a service of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

EXPLORE THE HDPULSE DATA PORTAL

Healthy People 2030

Healthy People 2030 from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, “identifies public health priorities to help individuals, organizations, and communities across the United States improve health and well-being. Healthy People 2030, the initiative’s fifth iteration, builds on knowledge gained over the first 4 decades.” (from the project page).

BROWSE THE HEALTHY PEOPLE 2030 SITE

NIH’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Strategic Plan 2021-2025: A Path to the Future

In late July 2021, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) published their 2021-2025 strategic plan. The plan includes three core categories with goals:

  • Scientific Research.
  • Research-Sustaining Activities.
  • Outreach, Collaboration, and Dissemination.

The plan can be browsed online or downloaded as a PDF.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NIMHD STRATEGIC PLAN

The Principles of Trustworthiness

The Principles of Trustworthiness work from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) includes video, toolkit and workshop resources.

from the project website

In 2021, the AAMC Collaborative for Health Equity: Act, Research, Generate Evidence (CHARGE) — the AAMC’s national collaborative of health equity scholars, practitioners and community partners — gathered perspectives from a diverse set of 30 community members from across the United States regarding trust, COVID-19 and clinical trial participation.

These 10 Principles of Trustworthiness integrate local perspectives with established precepts of community engagement to guide health care, public health and other organizations as they work to demonstrate they are worthy of trust. The AAMC Center for Health Justice, launching later in 2021, will continue this work to support organizations right now and in the future as they partner with communities and the many sectors that serve them to develop ways to shift our society toward health equity and justice.

EXPLORE THE PRINCIPLES OF TRUSTWORTHINESS

Structural Racism Booklet: Research and Policy Analyses

The National Prevention Science Coalition released a 40-page booklet of factsheets featuring experts in a wide range of fields. The factsheets provide evidence for structural racism across social systems. They include data on negative impacts of racist processes and recommend public policies to change them.

DOWNLOAD THE STRUCTURAL RACISM BOOKLET