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NC TraCS Call for Provider and Clinical Staff Input [UNC Health only]

Date(s) to be determined

UNC Health providers: are you interested in providing feedback on how to integrate research within your clinical setting?

NC TraCS at UNC is seeking input from physicians, APPs, nurses, allied health (PT, RRTs, etc.) and clinic administrators on challenges you face with research in your clinic, practice or unit. 

Those who register and are available to attend a one-time, 1.5-hour virtual (Zoom) meeting will receive a $100 gift card. There will be a short presentation and an opportunity to discuss your needs and ideas about research in your clinic. Registration is limited.

Please email Nisha Datta (nisha_datta@med.unc.edu) with questions.

 

SIGN UP TO PROVIDE INPUT

Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Ethics and the ELSI of Precision Medicine

Application deadline: May 31, 2022

The University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Genomics and Society (CGS) and the Center for Bioethics (C:B), together with the Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH), announce a joint postdoctoral position in clinical ethics and the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of precision medicine. Through this partnership, we are expanding the original CGS postdoctoral training program to include an emphasis on practical clinical ethics and attention to precision medicine. We are pleased to invite applications from individuals who are committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and research, and who have specific interests in these areas.

Learn more and apply.


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

Preference given to story proposals received by May 15th, 2021

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 Cohort 10: Training for Underrepresented Junior Faculty

Application deadlines vary.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) PRIDE Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research are now accepting applications. Space is limited for the 2022 mentored training programs so apply early!

Choose from among nine unique PRIDE programs, each with year-round mentored training opportunities including intense summer research training sessions to enhance research skills and promote the scientific and career development of trainees. Trainees will learn effective strategies for preparing, submitting and obtaining external funding for research purposes, including extensive tips on best practices. Research emphasis varies by program.

Review the PRIDE Cohort 10 pre-application form.


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.


Achieving Racial and Ethnic Equity in U.S. Health Care: A Scorecard of State Performance

The Commonwealth Fund has released a scorecard resource reflecting various measures of health care quality and access in all 50 states.

The article includes interactive resources for viewing and analyzing the data. The site includes a number of downloadable resources, including the Scorecard Report, slides and equity profiles by race/ethnicity.

BROWSE THE SCORECARD OF STATE PERFORMANCE

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.”

EXPLORE 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