HRSA Announces New $350 Million Initiative to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations, Solicitation of Nominations for Membership To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality, and more

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December 1, 2022

HRSA Announces New $350 Million Initiative to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

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HRSA will distribute funding to health centers to support community-based vaccination events and outreach focused on underserved populations

November 22 – HRSA announced a new $350 million initiative for HRSA-supported health centers to increase COVID-19 vaccines in their communities, with a specific focus on underserved populations. This funding will support health centers administering updated COVID-19 vaccines through mobile, drive-up, walk-up, or community-based vaccination events, including working with community-based organizations, and other efforts to increase the administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

Read the press release.

Read the White House FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Announces Six-Week Campaign to Get More Americans their Updated COVID-⁠19 Vaccine Before End of the Year.

Join HRSA’s World AIDS Day 2022 Commemoration Event: December 1

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Please join us for our 2022 World AIDS Day Virtual Event on Thursday, December 1 from 11 a.m. - noon ET

World AIDS Day is a day when we remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses and honor the millions of people with HIV in the U.S. and across the globe.

This year’s theme is Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV. The event is open to all HRSA recipients, subrecipients, stakeholders, and federal employees. 

Register to participate.

Support HRSA’s World AIDS Day Social Media Campaign

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In honor of World AIDS Day, we launched a social media campaign on Tuesday, November 29 that runs through Friday, December 2, using #HRSAHonorsWAD. We encourage you to follow @HRSAgov and then like, retweet, comment, and repost our #HRSAHonorsWAD posts on our Twitter thread. You may also share on your organization’s social media channels.

#HRSAHonorsWAD is intended to honor the lives and share the stories of people with HIV and highlight our collective efforts to end the HIV epidemic.

Please also consider posting messages and photos onto HRSA’s thread using #HRSAHonorsWAD - and asking your partners to post. Messages can highlight or relate to the 2022 World AIDS Day theme, Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV or highlight the HIV care and treatment efforts of your organization.

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New 2021 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Client-Level Data Report Now Available

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Our HIV/AIDS Bureau’s (HAB) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report, 2021 is now available.

The report features RWHAP Services Report (RSR) data on all clients served by the RWHAP Parts A, B, C, and D during calendar years 2017 through 2021. 

The publication provides an in-depth look at demographic and socioeconomic factors among clients served. In addition, retention in care and viral suppression data are presented for the overall RWHAP client population receiving medical care, as well as among key priority populations served by the RWHAP.

Together, these data highlight the key role of the RWHAP in providing high-quality care and treatment services and emphasizes the importance of continuing and expanding this work for the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative.

The report shows more than 576,000 clients received services through the RWHAP in 2021. In addition, clients receiving RWHAP medical care were virally suppressed at a record level – 89.7% – in 2021.

This means that clients receiving medical care through the RWHAP are reaching and maintaining viral suppression and cannot sexually transmit HIV to their partner, which is a critical component of ending the HIV epidemic in the United States.

Learn more.

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Best Practices Compilation

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This World AIDS Day, our Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program encourages you to check out its Best Practices Compilation to learn about emerging and established approaches to improve outcomes for people with HIV.

You can contribute to this Compilation by sharing information about an effective approach that has worked in your organization or by nominating an organization that is using an innovative intervention to improve care and services for people with HIV.

If you’re interested in learning more, sign up to receive the monthly Compilation newsletter, which includes approaches recently added to the Compilation as well as resources to help you use the Compilation.

Solicitation of Nominations for Membership To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality

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HRSA is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality (ACIMM).

ACIMM advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on department activities, partnerships, policies, and programs directed at reducing infant mortality, maternal mortality, and severe maternal morbidity.

The committee advises the HHS Secretary on how to improve the health status of infants and women before, during, and after pregnancy.

Read the Federal Register Notice and submit nominations by Monday, January 23, 2023.

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  • World AIDS Day (1) 
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week (6-12) 

Funding Opportunities


Health Workforce

NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program – apply by December 1

Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Program - apply by December 12

Health Centers

Quality Improvement Fund-Maternal Health - apply by December 5

Ending the HIV Epidemic - Primary Care HIV Prevention - apply by January 17

Service Area Competition - apply by January 17

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program - apply by January 6

Rural Telementoring Training Center Program - apply by January 9

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Overdose Response - apply by January 19

Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program - apply by January 27

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Evaluation - apply by January 27


Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Community Based Dental Partnership Program - apply by December 16

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D – Women, Infants, Children, and Youth (WICY) Grant Supplemental Funding - apply by January 13

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning and Resource Allocation Cooperative Agreement - apply by January 19

Maternal and Child Health

Infant, Child, and Adolescent Preventive Services (ICAPS) Program with Additional Funding for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Activities -  apply by December 14

Family Engagement and Leadership in Systems of Care - apply by January 3

Children’s Safety Network - apply by January 4

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program - apply by January 19

National Center for a System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs - apply by January 26

MCH Nutrition Training Program - apply by February 2

Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (MCH FIRST) - apply by February 7

State Newborn Screening System Priorities Program (NBS Propel) - apply by February 13

Maternal and Child Health Secondary Data Analysis Research (MCH SDAR)apply by February 13

National Center for Newborn Screening System Excellence (NBS Excel) - apply by February 13

Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research (Autism SDAR) - apply by February 13

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