Feb 23 2021

Download the OMH Black History Month Infographic

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  • As part of Black History Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) has created a new infographic that presents information on heart disease, COVID-19 and the effects of social determinants of health on the African American community.
  • Visit the OMH website to download this infographic as well as the Black History Month social media toolkit.

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Feb 23 2021

Newborn Screening Program Overview Data Visualization Available

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Did you know that NewSTEPs has a new data visualization available to authorized users on the NewSTEPs website? The NBS program overview dashboard provides a summary of various data elements submitted to the NewSTEPs data repository, including state profile, quality indicator and case data elements.

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Feb 23 2021

Raising Diverse Leaders: Identifying need and answering the call in the underserved population

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Hands & Voices has recently developed a presentation as part of their Diversity and Inclusion planning/activities within the EDHI system. Please go to their website for the full presentation.

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Feb 23 2021

Genomics Education Workgroup current projects

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The NCC Genetics and Genomics Education Workgroup continues to share educational resources created among the regions. Three small breakout working groups have been convened from this group to work on 1) CME Processes for educational offerings, 2) Healthcare interpreter trainings, and 3) Public Health Genetics Week, which will be held this year on May 24 – May 28, 2021.  In addition to the small groups, the workgroup will be holding a series of monthly discussions during the calls about social determinants of health, and how the RGNs should consider them when developing educational resources and doing outreach to communities. If you are interested in participating in any of these small groups or know someone who has expertise in social determinants of health and developing educational materials/outreach, please contact lila@hawaiigenetics.org.

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Dec 31 2020

HRSA’s New Newborn Screening Info Center Website

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Dec 31 2020

Spanish Translation of our acclaimed What to Expect from a Telehealth Visit: “Qué esperar de una visita de telesalud”

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The WSRGN has created a Spanish translation of the What to Expect from a Telehealth Visit. This is the first of several translations to come in the new year. The video will be on the WSRGN website soon.

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Dec 31 2020

Updated version of our acclaimed What to Expect from a Telehealth Visit video

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The WSRGN has updated the “What to Expect from a Telehealth Visit” video with advice on requesting a translator if needed. The new video will be on the WSRGN website soon.

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Dec 31 2020

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) presents diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)-focused webinars to celebrate National Mentoring Month.

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  • January 14, 2021: The role of mentoring in promoting DEI in STEM education and research
  • January 21, 2021: How to be an effective mentor for Underrepresented STEM trainees.
    • Register in advance here

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Dec 31 2020

New Disorders Workgroup Winter Webinar Series

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  • The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) NewSTEPs is pleased to announce the first webinar in the New Disorders Workgroup Winter Webinar Series on Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET. This three-part webinar series will provide updates from programs screening for disorders not currently on the RUSP, both as pilot programs and as components of universal screening. This series will end with a discussion of future disorders that have been nominated for review by the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (ACHDNC) and/or are in current pilots.
  • Please use this link to register for the webinar.

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Dec 31 2020

Winner of HRSA’s Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs Challenge

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  • HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) announced the winner of the Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Challenge. The Caremap app was developed and tested by a multidisciplinary team from National Family Voices, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Duke Health. The team will receive a $130,000 cash prize.

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