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HRSA Issues Regulatory Update

The United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has issued an update on its regulatory activities.  HRSA highlights its accomplishments in 2018, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) student loan repayment programs, and the national Health Workforce Chartbook and State Profiles.  You can read the complete HRSA regulatory update, with links to additional resources, below.

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January 3, 2019

HRSA 2018 Year in Review

a holiday message from the administrator, George Sigounas, MS, Ph.D.

As we begin 2019,I would like to take a moment to reflect on our successes and thank all of you for your commitment and dedication.

With our engaged and mission-oriented staff, HRSA has substantially increased the impact and outreach of our programs. By leveraging our better aligned resources, more efficient operations, and innovative programs, we have made it possible for more individuals and families across the nation to now have access to quality health care services, which in turn improves health outcomes.

In 2019, we will strive to further increase access to quality health care services and improve internal operations through innovation and collaboration.

Check out HRSA's Year In Review infographic(PDF - 144 KB), and our agency overview fact sheet(PDF - 500 KB).

NHSC Loan Repayment Programs

stock clipart of five medical professionalsThe National Health Service Corps provides financial assistance to health care professionals in exchange for a commitment to work at approved sites in high-need, underserved areas. Last week the NHSC opened the application cycle for two programs – its Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) and a new Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (NHSC SUD Workforce LRP). Both applications will close on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The NHSC LRP awards up to $50,000 toward student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at approved sites in high-need, underserved areas.

The new NHSC SUD Workforce LRP provides up to $75,000 in exchange for a three-year commitment and expands eligible disciplines and site types for loan repayment. The program is open to health care professionals who provide substance use disorder treatment services at NHSC-approved SUD sites.

Check out Dr. Sigounas’ blog post about our Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program and why we need more health professionals combating the opioid crisis.

From Africa to the United States: Addressing Access to Early Detection and Treatment of Cervical and Breast Cancers

Professor Groesbeck Preer Parham, MDRenowned gynecologic oncologist Dr. Groesbeck Parham will visit HRSA to present strategies for improving access to care for cervical and breast cancer early detection and treatment. He will discuss how these strategies, with the use of technology and task-shifting, may be applied to gynecological practices in the U.S.

Monday, January 14
10:30 a.m.-noon ET
Join the webcast the day of the session

Dr. Parham’s expertise is concentrated on the link between HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer in Zambia, Africa. His work on scaling up public sector cervical and breast cancer services in resource-poor global environments has been sought by the World Health Organization and United Nations Population Fund.

HRSA's National Center for Health Workforce Analysis Releases Updated U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook and State Profiles

map of the us with a stethoscope lying on top of itHRSA’s National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA) recently released an updated U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook that provides estimates for 35 health occupations, including physicians, nurses, dentists, counselors, and laboratory technicians. You can find detailed information on demographics, workforce settings, and geographic distribution in the Chartbook.

NCHWA also updated the U.S. Health Workforce State Profiles as a companion to the Chartbook. Data in the State Profiles correspond to Chartbook information on number of graduates in each profession, total number of providers, and number per capita. The Chartbook and State Profiles were developed as part of HRSA’s effort to make data on the U.S. health workforce more readily available to users. Learn more about NCHWA’s research and reports.

Happy New Year!


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  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (22 - 28)

Funding Opportunities


Health Centers

Health Center Controlled Networks- Apply by January 3

Service Area Competition-Additional Areas (SAC-AA)—Bishop, CA; Worcester, MA; Baltimore, MD; Jackson, MI; Fayetteville, NC; Perth Amboy, NJ; Caguas, PR; and Naranjito, PR - Apply by February 19


Health Workforce

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW)- Apply by January 8

Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Physician Assistant Program- Apply by January 14

Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program- Apply by January 15

Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Program- Apply by January 28

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program- Apply by February 6

Rural Residency Planning and Development Program - Apply by March 4

Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency (ANE-NPR) Program- Apply by March 4


Healthcare Systems Bureau

Reimbursement of Travel and Subsistence Expenses toward Living Organ Donation- Apply by February 15



Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning and Resource Allocation Cooperative Agreement- Apply by January 17

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Access, Care, and Engagement Technical Assistance Center (ACE TA Center)- Apply by January 22

Building Capacity for HIV Elimination in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A Jurisdictions- Apply by January 28

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D -- Women, Infants, Children, and Youth (WICY) Grants Supplemental Funding- Apply by January 29

AIDS Education and Training Centers – National HIV Curriculum e-Learning Platform: Technology Operations and Maintenance- Apply by January 30

Capacity Building in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to Support Innovative Program Model Replication- Apply by February 25


Maternal & Child Health

Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project- Apply by January 8

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers – Montana- Apply by January 15

Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research Program- Apply by January 22

Leadership in Family and Professional Partnerships- Apply by February 12

U3D Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (MRN)- Apply by February 15

Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)- Apply by March 8


Rural Health

Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)- Apply by January 3

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Planning- Apply by January 15

Rural Veterans Health Access Program- Apply by February 12

Rural Health Innovation and Transformation Technical Assistance- Apply by February 22

Rural Residency Planning and Development Program - Apply by March 4


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