PAA/APC Working Group on NICHD STRIVE Initiative

On August 19, the informal working group that PAA and APC created, comprised of members from the GPAC, COPS, and DEI committees, met with NICHD Population Dynamics Branch staff to discuss the NICHD STRIVE initiative and to get their guidance and input regarding PAA’s proposed response to a current RFI that the Institute has issued.

PAA/APC Submit Nominations to Census Bureau and COSSA

PAA and APC submitted the nominations of individuals to serve on two Census Bureau advisory committees, the Census Scientific Advisory Committee and National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations. In addition, PAA submitted the names of three PAA members as nominees to serve on the COSSA Board of Directors.

PAA/APC circulated opportunity to comment on upcoming NIH ORWH conference

The NIH Office of Research and Women’s Health has an open comment period seeking input for a conference they are holding in October 2021. The conference is being held in response to “a congressional request to address NIH efforts related to women’s health research.” The topics that will be discussed are: (1) clinical practices related to rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates; (2) increasing rates of chronic debilitating conditions in women; and (3) stagnant cervical cancer survival rates. The Office is requesting comments to assist in identifying gaps in research and clinical practice pertaining to these three topics.  Comments are due September 15. Here is a link to more information about the conference. Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women: A 2021 Conference | Office of Research on Women’s Health.

PAA/APC Working with IAPHS on response to Social Determinants of Health Caucus RFI

The new Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus (a new bipartisan caucus in the House) recently issued a RFI, https://congressionalsdohcaucus.org/request-for-information/. The requests asks for asks for responses to questions posed under four headings regarding challenges and opportunities as they related to social determinants of health. PAA and APC will work with colleagues in IAPHS to develop responses to the most relevant questions regarding our priorities and interests.

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