HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson & Rep. Danny K. Davis visited the Primo Center, Funding to Health Centers and to Rural Communities to Improve Access to Care, and more

August 18, 2022

HRSA Administrator and U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis Highlight Need for Reauthorization of Home Visiting Program During Meeting with Chicago Families

HRSA Administrator Johnson and Rep. Danny K. Davis at the Primo Center

HRSA’s Voluntary Home Visiting Program Serves Illinois Parents and Children with Early, Evidence-based Supports that Improve Children’s Health and Well-being Across their Lifespans

August 17 - Carole Johnson, Administrator of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), joined U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis (D-IL) to visit the Primo Center for Women and Children in Chicago and meet children, families and home visitors supported through the HRSA Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Chairman Davis leads the House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support, which is responsible for crafting legislation to reauthorize and extend the home visiting program. Without action, federal authorization for the program is set to expire at the end of this federal Fiscal Year.

Read the press release.

HRSA Awards Nearly $90 Million to Community Health Centers to Advance Health Equity through Better Data


Funding from President Biden's American Rescue Plan will help improve care for the more than 30 million people served by community health centers.

August 8 - During National Health Center Week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded nearly $90 million in American Rescue Plan funding to nearly 1,400 community health centers across the country to advance health equity through better data collection and reporting. On Friday, August 5, President Biden issued a proclamation on National Health Center Week to recognize the vital role health centers play in safeguarding the well-being of Americans and honor the heroic staff who keep these facilities running.

Read the press release.

HRSA Invests Nearly $60 Million to Strengthen Health Care Workforce and Improve Access to Care in Rural Communities


Investment includes nearly $46 million from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to expand health care capacity in rural and tribal communities

August 8 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced investments of nearly $60 million to grow the health workforce and increase access to quality health care in rural communities, including nearly $46 million in funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to improving health outcomes and promoting health equity in rural America. In 2021, thanks to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, the Department of Health and Human Services invested over $16 billion to strengthen rural health - PDF.

Read the press release.

HRSA Celebrates the 32nd Anniversary of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program on August 18

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Today, Thursday, August 18, marks the 32nd anniversary of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. In 1990, Congress enacted the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act—the legislation that created the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. 

The Program was named after Indiana teen and AIDS advocate, Ryan White, who lost his life to AIDS in April 1990, four months before Congress passed the CARE Act. It was designed to improve the quality and availability of HIV care and treatment for low-income people with HIV.

Over the last 32 years, the Program has made significant strides in improving HIV outcomes for people with HIV. Today, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program serves more than a half a million people with diagnosed HIV across the United States. 

Learn more about the program’s history.

Less Than One Week Until the Virtual 2022 National Ryan White Conference: August 23-26

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The virtual 2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment (NRWC) will take place August 23-26.

The 2022 conference theme is “The Time Is Now: Harnessing the Power of Innovation, Health Equity, and Community to End the HIV Epidemic.”

Members of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program community, including recipients, subrecipients, stakeholders, federal employees, and people with lived experience will come together virtually to learn program and policy updates, share innovative models of care, and provide training and technical assistance.

Follow along with the 2022 NRWC on our Twitter @HRSAgov next week using #NRWC2022 and #32YearsofCARE.

Check out the conference agenda.

HRSA Telehealth Learning Series

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Join our upcoming webinar on telehealth and broadband funding and resources on Tuesday, August 30, 2 p.m. ET.

This webinar is part of HRSA’s Telehealth Learning Webinar Series. The series’ goal is to highlight successful projects, best practices, and resources to promote and further the use of telehealth technologies for health care delivery, education, and health information services. 

Clinical Leaders Forum: Dental Therapists' Impact Discussion

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Our Bureau of Health Workforce invites chief medical professionals to the Clinical Leaders Forum: Impact of Dental Therapists on the Productivity and Scope of the Dental Team on Friday, September 30, 2-3:00 p.m. ET.

Sign up for the discussion on the impact this alternative model of dental care delivery has on addressing provider burnout.

National Health Center Week

Carole and Jim at Community of Hope Health Center DC

We celebrated National Health Center Week by introducing our new video, “Heart of a Health Center.” It celebrates what makes each health center truly great. Check it out and make sure to share it with your networks!

We also released 2021 Uniform Data System (UDS) health center data. See it in the Health Center Program UDS Data website. We updated our Health Center Program: Impact and Growth webpage based on the data.

Photo Caption: HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson and HRSA Associate Administrator Jim Macrae (third and second from left) visited Community of Hope health center in Washington, D.C. During the visit, Administrator Johnson announced a health center funding award to advance health equity through better data collection and reporting.

National Minority Donor Awareness Month

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It's National Minority Donor Awareness Month! Did you know that 60% of people on the national transplant waiting list are from multicultural communities? We all benefit by registering as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Together, we can diversify the organ donor pool so everyone can have a second chance at life. Sign up today.

Maternal and Infant Health Mapping Tool Now Available

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Our Maternal and Child Health Bureau designed the new maternal and infant health mapping tool to help federal, state, and local decision-makers and others visualize maternal and infant health factors to help them understand the needs and target resources. Create and customize county-level maps.

For help or questions, you can reach an MCHB Health Scientist at

New Analysis of Unmet Needs for HIV Care Services Published in Journal AIDS

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Our HIV/AIDS Bureau, in partnership with CDC and the Kaiser Family Foundation, published a new analysis of unmet needs for HIV ancillary care services among people with HIV in the journal AIDS.

In this analysis, people with HIV had substantial unmet needs for ancillary care services, particularly for subsistence services, such as transportation, food, and shelter services. These gaps can make engaging in HIV care and treatment and reaching viral suppression more challenging.

Our Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) helped reduce unmet needs for some ancillary care services, particularly among those who were uninsured. Expanded access to ancillary care services – especially subsistence services – through RWHAP or other care systems may improve HIV outcomes and supports national efforts to end HIV in the U.S.

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  • Minority Donor Awareness Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month 
  • National Immunization Awareness Month 
  • National Health Center Week (7-13) 

Funding Opportunities


Health Workforce

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)-Registered Nurse Training Program (RNTP) - apply by August 19

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academies (NEPQR-CFPA) Program - apply by August 22

Geriatrics Academic Career Awards - apply by November 3

Health Centers

Service Area Competition (HRSA-23-021) - apply by September 12

Service Area Competition (HRSA-23-022) - apply by October 11

National Training and Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAP) - apply by October 14

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) - apply by November 8


AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Emergency Relief Funds (ERF) - apply by October 11

Maternal and Child Health

State Systems Development Initiative - apply by August 24

Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs - apply by September 8

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) - apply by October 12

Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership - apply by November 7

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