Month November 2020

Month November 2020

Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Grant Opportunities, TEC News

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research on interventions to improve health in Native American (NA) populations. This includes 1) etiologic research, where there is a significant gap in knowledge, that will directly inform intervention development or adaptations, 2) research that develops, adapts, or tests the efficacy or effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions, 3) research that tests culturally informed treatment or recovery interventions and 4) where a sufficient body of knowledge on intervention efficacy exists, research on dissemination and implementation that develops and tests strategies to overcome barriers to the adoption, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of effective interventions.

Applications Due: May 17, 2021

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Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health

Grant Opportunities

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.

Applications Due: March 27, 2023

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Tribal Epidemiology Centers: Addressing COVID-19 in Indian Country

TEC News, Webinar

In this month’s Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds, speakers showcased the work of Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) to protect American Indian and Alaskan Native persons against COVID-19. As Public Health Authorities, TECs are uniquely positioned within Tribal and Urban Indian communities to effectively conduct disease surveillance, public health research, prevention and control of disease, and more. This session highlights the importance of systematically including tribes, tribal organizations, and TECs into the United States public health system.

Authorized by Congress in 1996, TECs were established within the Indian Health Service (IHS) as a solution to the discontinuation of regional medical epidemiologist positions. Recognizing epidemiology as a major foundation of public health, several IHS staff who were graduates from CDC’s Preventive Medicine Residency and Epidemic Intelligence Service programs, worked together and served as the masterminds behind the formation of TECs. They were involved with guiding the concepts, developing the legislation that provides public health authority to the TECs today, and launching some of the first TECs.

Speakers

Captain Jennifer Giroux, MD, MPH
Public Health Advisor / Consultant
Great Plains Area Indian Health Service

Kevin English, DrPH
Director
Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

Aurimar Ayala, MPH
Epidemiology Manager
California Tribal Epidemiology Center

Amy Poel, MPH
Epidemiologist (stand-in for Adrian E. Dominguez)
Urban Indian Health Institute

Jonathan Davis, PhD
Program Manager
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Tribal Epidemiology Center

Pj Beaudry, MPH
Director
Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center


These grand rounds presentations are provided as a courtesy of CDC’s Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship program (PMR/F) with the goal of sharing systems-based approaches and leadership practices to address population health issues and public health emergencies.

Continuing Education

Continuing education (CE) is available and there is no cost for this activity. For more details, go to https://www.cdc.gov/prevmed/pmgr/continuing-education.html.

For More Information

Please contact the PMR/F program at prevmed@cdc.gov or visit the Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds web page.

Access the Webinar Recording here: https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/pexm4j35o8jw/

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