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Funding Opportunity: Research to Characterize and Reduce Stigma to Improve Health
National Institutes of Health
Promotes research addressing the health-related aspects of stigma, including the etiology and perpetuation of stigma; its impact on physical and mental health, well-being, life course development, and aging; its influence on health behaviors and on use, access to, and quality of received healthcare services; its contribution to health disparities affecting vulnerable demographic groups; and intervention strategies to reduce health-related stigma.
Open date (earliest submission date): September 16, 2013
Resource: Stronger Together: An Economic Messaging Toolkit
Communications toolkit contains refugee integration messages that resonate with businesses, governments, and other community members in receiving communities. Toolkit also explains how to identify key audiences and frame an appropriate message for them.
Resource: Role of Spirituality in the Treatment of Torture Survivors
Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services
Informational guide discusses spirituality as a protective factor and strength for torture survivors as well as the importance of spirituality in torture rehabilitation.
Resource: Know Hepatitis B
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A national, multilingual communication campaign to increase testing for hepatitis B among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). The campaign delivers culturally relevant messages in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese through a variety of multimedia channels.
Resource: Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development
BRYCS and the Office of Head Start’s National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
New handbook for newcomer families that addresses the following themes: Family Well-Being, Safety and Protection, Guidance and Discipline, Healthy Brain Development, Early Learning and School Readiness, and Connecting to Early Care and Education. The handbook is now in English and will be available soon in Arabic and Spanish.
Training: Improving Quality and Access to Integrated Care for Racially Diverse and Limited English Proficiency Communities
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
Webinar to inform, educate and train community-based behavioral health and/primary care organizations and practitioners in culturally and linguistically competent integrated care delivery models with the goal of reducing health disparities. Topics will include behavioral health approaches in primary care settings and the new CLAS standards.
July 16, 2013 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET
Training: Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees
U.S. DHHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s National African Immigrant Project
Webinar for clinicians that work with African immigrants with HIV and its co-morbidities. The webinar will address HIV stigma as it pertains to African clients, MSM in the African community, FGM, gender issues, medical adherence, and cultural barriers that prevent African clients from accessing treatment and care and adhering to prescribed medications.
Friday July 12, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:30pm ET.
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Website for professionals who are learning about the Health Insurance Marketplace and helping people apply.