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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 $90 million in funding for health centers to identify and reduce health disparities, $226.5 million in funding to launch the Community Health Worker Training Program, and $1.75 billion in Provider Relief Fund payments to 3,680 health care providers across the country (among other topics).  You can read the complete HRSA regulatory update, with links to additional resources, below.

April 21, 2022

HRSA Announces $90 Million to Support New Data-Driven Approaches for Health Centers to Identify and Reduce Health Disparities

illustration of skyscraperToday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of nearly $90 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support new data-driven efforts for HRSA Health Center Program-supported health centers and look-alikes (HRSA-designated health centers) to identify and reduce health disparities.

HRSA’s modernized data collection and reporting initiative, called Uniform Data System Patient-Level Submission (UDS+), is designed to collect more and better data on social determinants of health, while also streamlining and improving data quality reporting for health centers. This effort will enable health centers to tailor their efforts to improve health outcomes and advance health equity, more precisely targeting the needs of specific communities or patients.

Read the release.


HRSA Announces $226.5 Million to Launch Community Health Worker Training Program

older adult male receiving home visiting personnelApril 15 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), today announced the availability of $226.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding to launch the Community Health Worker Training Program. This new program will increase the number of community health workers who play a critical role in connecting people to care, including COVID care; mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services; chronic disease care; and other important health services.

Read the release.


HRSA Distributing $1.75 Billion in Provider Relief Fund Payments to Health Care Providers Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

illustration of physician with patientApril 13 – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), today announced more than $1.75 billion in Provider Relief Fund payments to 3,680 providers across the country. With this disbursement, HRSA has distributed approximately $13.5 billion from the Provider Relief Fund to nearly 86,000 and nearly $7.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments to more than 44,000 providers since November 2021.

“Health care providers have been tireless in protecting their communities and working to maintain access to health services during the pandemic,” said HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson. “Provider Relief Fund resources continue to make it possible for providers to recruit and retain key personnel, implement safety measures, and keep their doors open to care for their patients.”

Read the release.


HRSA Awards $16 Million to Strengthen the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, Announces $9 Million Available to Expand State Maternal Health Innovation and Implementation Program

close up of pregnant woman's bellyAs HHS recognizes Black Maternal Health Week, these funds will help improve maternal health and reduce health disparities.

April 13 – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced approximately $16 million to strengthen Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Programs through seven awards supporting eight states. These awards will advance data and technology innovations to support positive maternal and child health outcomes in states and communities, and focus on addressing health disparities. This announcement comes as the Biden-Harris Administration recognizes Black Maternal Health Week, which takes place this year from April 11 – 17, 2022. The Administration has championed policies to improve maternal health and equity and addressing the maternal mortality and morbidity crisis.

In addition, HRSA is announcing the availability of up to $9 million through the State Maternal Health Innovation and Data Capacity Program to expand the State Maternal Health Innovation and Implementation Program. This program supports state-level development and implementation of proven strategies to improve maternal health and address maternal health disparities. The new funding will continue to build state capacity to deliver high-quality maternity care services, provide training for maternal care clinicians, and enhance the quality of state-level maternal health data through better collection, reporting and analysis. The program will fund up to nine cooperative agreements, and each will receive up to $1 million over five years.

Read the release.

Read the latest White House Fact Sheet on Additional Actions in Response to Vice President Harris’s Call to Action on Maternal Health.


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National Pediatric Transplant Week

Over 1,800 children under the age of 18 received life-saving organ transplants in 2021. Yet, there are still nearly 2,000 children waiting for a generous donor. Celebrate National Pediatric Transplant Week by signing up as an organ, eye and tissue donor.


Healthy Grants Workshop Registration Begins

healthy grants graphicWe have opened registration for the 2022 Healthy Grants Workshop web series. You can register for up to eight sessions and more than a dozen important topics.

There is no cost to attend. You can attend as many sessions as you like. The first session begins on Wednesday, May 4, followed by a new session every two weeks through Wednesday, August 10.

Each session includes two topics. Topic examples include:

  • Grants policies
  • Financial monitoring
  • Grant budgeting
  • New HRSA programs and efforts
  • Electronic handbooks overview

A full schedule is available. More details will be added to our Healthy Grants Workshop page.


National Telehealth Conference May 16-17

physician at laptopJoin us for the inaugural National Telehealth Conference on May 16-17. Experts and leaders in the field will examine the evolution of telehealth, discuss its place in an integrated health care delivery model, and review the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to inform the future of telehealth.


Best Practice Guides for Healthcare Providers

telehealth illustrationWhether you are an administrator, hospitalist, or private practitioner — learn how others in your field are using telehealth to connect with patients. Get practical recommendations on billing, strategy, and more to help understand if telehealth is right for you.

Available best practice guides include:


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April

  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Donate Life Month
  • National Minority Health Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • National Public Health Week (4-10)
  • World Health Day (7)
  • Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (10)
  • National Pediatric Transplant Week (24-30)

Funding Opportunities

 

Health Workforce


National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program - apply by May 5

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program - apply by May 5

National Health Service Corps New Site Application - apply by May 10

Public Health Scholarship Program - apply by June 1

Community Health Worker Training Program (CHWTP) - apply by June 14

HIV/AIDS Bureau


Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B States/Territories Supplemental Grant Program - apply by May 9

Maternal and Child Health


Infant-Toddler Court Program – National Resource Center - apply by May 4

Infant-Toddler Court Program – State Awards - apply by May 4

Early Childhood Developmental Health Systems: Evidence to Impact - apply by May 10

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Center - apply by May 17

Transforming Pediatrics for Early Childhood (TPEC) - apply by May 23

Healthy Start Supplement: Community-Based Doulas - apply by May 31

State Maternal Health Innovation & Data Capacity Program - apply by June 13

Maternal and Child Health Services - apply by August 12


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