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  EVENTS


Food Insecurity, Neighborhood Food Environment, and Nutrition Health Disparities: State of the Science

September 21-23, 2021

This virtual workshop from the National Institutes of Health seeks to examine the complexities of health disparities exacerbated by social factors.

from the description: Ensuring food security and access to healthy food are key to preventing disparities in a variety of diet-related diseases and conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Research has shown that socioeconomic status, food insecurity and the neighborhood food environment are linked to diet quality and nutrition-related health outcomes. Elucidating the role of these social conditions on diet and nutritional status could help address and prevent diet-related health disparities and promote health equity.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER FOR FOOD INSECURITY

2021 Women in Medical Sciences Conference

September 24, 2021

Presented by the Association for Professional Women in Medical Sciences (APWIMS) and the UNC Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development.

The focus of this year’s conference is Empowering Your Time. Now more than ever, we are pulled in many different directions at work and at home. It can be challenging to know what to say no to, how to prioritize, and how to work efficiently. This year’s event will have two visiting speakers who are nationally known authors on productivity, time management, and creating work-life balance: Laura Vanderkam (see her TED talk viewed 6 million times) and Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WOMEN IN MEDICAL SCIENCES CONFERENCE

Advancing Health Equity for Women Amidst a Pandemic (9th ACCESS Arab Health Summit)

October 19-21, 2021

Arab Americans are not a federally recognized minority which makes it extremely challenging to collect data and do nationwide research on our community. To address this challenge, ACCESS established a one-of-a-kind scientific forum that has since served as a major platform for academic and public health leaders, health & mental health professionals as well as policy makers to share best practices as well as strategic solutions to improve health on a global scale and build research capacity. The unique and valuable experiences gained from this summit have led to many partnerships between our community and health systems, academic centers and national and international organizations such as Centers of Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, United States Health and Human Services as well as the World Health Organization. Through the Health Summit, our aim is to create a platform for discussion around issues such as health rights, public health research capacity building, and community engagement as it relates to health and mental health issues among immigrant populations.

More information coming soon.

REGISTER FOR ADVANCING HEALTH EQUITY FOR WOMEN

  OPPORTUNITIES


William G. Coleman Jr., Ph.D., Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award

Application due date: Monday, August 2, 2021 at 5 p.m. EDT.

This competitive award program from the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is designed to support 1-year innovative research projects contributed by postdoctoral fellows, staff scientists and staff clinicians within the NIH IRP that have the potential for high impact in any area of minority health and health disparities research.

Learn about eligibility, level of support and application procedures of the 2022 NIMHD William G. Coleman Jr., Ph.D., Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award.

Submitting: Applications should be sent as NIMHD Coleman Awards to nimhdcolemanawards@mail.nih.gov.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COLEMAN JR AWARD


UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Pilot Funding Program

Intent to submit deadline: August 10, 2021
Application deadline: September 13, 2021

from the program page

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) invites applications for pilot funding for 2021-2022. The COE Office created the Lineberger Community Pilot Funding Program to join with the community as allies to reduce cancer disparities in the state of North Carolina.

Information sessions

To support interested applicants, there will be two information sessions before the intent to submit deadline. Information session attendance is encouraged but not required.

An information session will be held:

  • August 4, 2021
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY PILOT FUNDING PROGRAM

Call For Abstracts: NC SOPHE 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

Abstract submission deadline: August 20, 2021

NC SOPHE invites health education specialists, students, practitioners, researchers, and professionals from all public health settings to submit an abstract to the 2021 NC SOPHE annual conference, Justice & Equity: The Future of Health Education. The virtual conference will be held on November 4 & 5, 2021.

SUBMIT TO NC SOPHE


Fall 2021 cohort of Certificate in Innovation for the Public Good (CIPG)

Application deadline: September 1, 2021

The Carolina Graduate Certificate in Innovation for the Public Good (CIPG) gives masters and doctoral students an educational pathway to explore modern changemaking and practice the skills they need to help create meaningful change in the world. The certificate is sponsored by three academic units: the College of Arts and Sciences, Gillings School of Global Public Health, and the School of Education.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR THE CIPG


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 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

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.


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