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This Is the Truth About Vaccines
In this New York Times Op Ed, HHS ADM Brett P. Giroir, CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, and U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams talk about the deadly diseases that should only be seen in our history books and not in our emergency rooms. They address the misinformation about vaccines and the need to state clearly and unambiguously: Vaccines do not cause autism and they do not contain toxic chemicals.
In the last flu season, about 80,000 Americans died of influenza. Scores of them were children who had not been vaccinated. Please read the article here and share the link with your community.
Latest CDC Vital Signs Report: Staph Infections Can Kill
Staphylococcus aureus (staph) is a germ found on people’s skin. Staph can cause serious infections if it gets into the blood and can lead to sepsis or death. More than 119,000 bloodstream staph infections occurred in 2017, killing nearly 20,000 people. Learn what puts people at higher risk and how to take actions against all staph here. View the Vital Signs video.
National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide
News reports and fictional accounts of suicide in movies and television depicted responsibly can help to encourage help seeking, dispel myths, and reinforce hope – and ultimately save lives. In response, The Action Alliance, in collaboration with SAMHSA and the Entertainment Industries Council developed the National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide.
Grants Announcements and SAMHSA Training Webinar
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation
This notice of funding has been released. HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy will be making approx. 75 awards of up to $1 million each to rural communities to enhance service delivery for substance use disorder, including opioid use disorders. All domestic public and private entities, nonprofit and for-profit, are eligible to apply and all services must be provided in HRSA-designated rural areas (see the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer). The funding notice is available here.
Webinar for applicants: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 11:30-1:00 pm ET. Call-In Number: 1-888-566-7680/Participant Code: 5808487
Coming Soon, FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP)
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) at the U.S. Dept. of Justice is preparing for its FY2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) solicitation. See the Fact Sheet: Justice Department is Awarding Almost $320 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis to learn about the FY 2018 awards made for BJA-specific programs, including the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program, Innovative Prosecution Solutions, Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, and others.
SAMHSA Grant Applicant Webinar
Thurs., March 14, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET or Tues., March 26, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
SAMHSA will hold a training webinar for prospective applicants interested in applying for their FY 2019 grant programs. The webinar will provide information on how to submit applications to SAMHSA using NIH’s eRA System, including application and registration processes, requirements and validations, and the post-submission process. Connect to the webinars here. Conf. no.: RWXW8860031/ Phone: 888-405-5619/ # 3410364
Previously Mentioned Grants (and their deadlines)
Enhancing Linkage of STI and HIV Surveillance Data in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP)– HRSA-19-039 HHS/HRSA. Applications Due April 8.
2019 Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children Program/ Second Chance Act Grant- Applications are due by April 15.
Strengthening Systems of Care for People Living with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder– HRSA-19-038 HHS/HRSA. Applications Due April 16.
Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative– Department of Justice/OJJDP-2019-15004. Application due by April 22.
Overdose Data to Action– RFA-CE19-1904 HHS/CDC. Applications Due May 2.