October 19, 2022

Health Literacy Month

For more than 20 years, October has been recognized as Health Literacy Month. This annual event is a time when organizations and individuals worldwide raise awareness about the importance of understandable health information.

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International Infection Prevention Week

IIPW 2022 taking place October 16-22, aims to shine a light on infection prevention each and every year. This year’s theme is “The Future is Infection Prevention: 50 Years of Infection Prevention” — highlights the decades of infection prevention throughout APIC’s 50 years and inspire the next generation of IPs to join the fight.

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Community Engagement Virtual Salons (CEVS)

CEVS bring researchers together with patients, community members, and health care stakeholders to actively participate in cross-talk. It provides a forum for generating research questions, identifying evidence gaps, and defining outcomes meaningful to patients. To see a CEVS in action, take a look at the summary video featured below.

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Upcoming Events

Applications are now open for the 

2023 Short Course on MARS

This multidisciplinary, in-person training will be held at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia May 24-26, 2023. After three interactive, in-person sessions using lectures, case studies, and small group work, participants will be able to: (1) Articulate the ethical, practical, and scientific justification for inclusion of English language learners in research, including in funding applications; (2) Demonstrate fundamental verbal and non-verbal skills for clear, concise interpreter-mediated communication; (3) Evaluate and apply different translation protocols; and (4) Identify and prepare for language-related human and financial requirements across all phases of a research project, from design to publication.

Additionally, our next Mini MARS webinar will be November 15, 2022 at 3 PM ET. Register for Co-Leadership in Research: Models and Approaches to Engaging Refugee and Immigrant Communities with Sarah Brewer, PhD MPA (Department of Family Medicine) and Farduus Ahmed, MSW (Department of Psychiatry, Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Clinic) from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. After this webinar, attendees will be able to: (1) Identify 2-3 models of community engagement in refugee and immigrant communities; (2) Discuss approaches to engagement and capacity building in immigrant and refugee health research; (3) Understand PCORI as one funding source for engaged research.

Funding Opportunities

Equity in Postpartum Support

Call for applications

The New Jersey Birth Equity Funders Alliance (Alliance) aims to reduce racial disparities in birth outcomes in New Jersey and improve the state ranking for equitable birthing. Are you a 501(c)(3) organization or individual providing postpartum support to Black and Latinx birthing people in New Jersey? Apply for a $12,500 unrestricted grant from the New Jersey Birth Equity Funders Alliance! Priority goes to Black and Latinx individuals & Black-led, Latinx-led, and emerging CBOs. Application deadline is November 13, 2022.

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Community Resources
New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub: The State of New Jersey has put together a list of resources about the COVID-19 virus including testing sites, signs and symptoms, and FAQs about social services. 

You can find community-based and local COVID-19 testing site locations and hours here.

Middlesex County residents can register for a free COVID-19 test at sites throughout the county. Appointments required. The sites provide saliva-based test kits developed at Rutgers University.

Visit New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration site to pre-register for the vaccine. New Jersey's Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment Call Center can be reached at 855-568-0545.
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