Loan Programs for Health Professions Schools, Preventive Services Guidelines Receive Updates, and more

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January 5, 2023

HRSA Announces Loan Programs for Health Professions Schools

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Financial aid administrators: Take advantage of HRSA’s school-administered loan programs.

These four programs give undergraduate and graduate schools funding to offer low, fixed-rate loans to students pursuing a wide range of health care careers.

Applications accepted until Tuesday, February 28, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Preventive Services Guidelines Receive Updates

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HRSA supports the development of and regular updates to guidelines for preventive care and screenings to improve care for women and children. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most group health plans and individual health insurance issuers must provide coverage without cost sharing for the preventive health services within these HRSA-supported guidelines.

In December 2022, HRSA accepted updates to both the Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines and the Bright Futures Program. The Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines updates concern screening for diabetes. Details can be found in its Federal Register Notice. The Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule update relates to HIV screening for adolescents and young adults. Find details for that change in the Bright Futures Federal Register Notice.

Women’s Preventive Services Initiative Overview Webinar

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HRSA’s Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau are hosting a webinar on the Women's Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) on Tuesday, January 24, 3-4:30 p.m. ET, in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Learn about the Women's Preventive Services Guidelines, HRSA's cooperative agreement with ACOG to develop, review, and update recommendations for women's preventive healthcare services, and opportunities to support implementation of the current recommendations into standard clinical practice. Featured speakers include two WPSI Advisory Panel members: Dr. Diana Ramos, California Surgeon General, and Susan Kendig, Director of Policy at the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.

Register for the webinar.

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Period 4

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The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Portal is open from Sunday, January 1 to Friday, March 31, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Providers who received one or more PRF (General or Targeted) and/or American Rescue Plan payments exceeding $10,000, in the aggregate, from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 must report on their use of funds during RP4 to comply with PRF Reporting Requirements.

You can find more information and resources on the PRF Reporting web page.

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  • Cervical Health Awareness Month 
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month 
  • National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (20-26) 

Funding Opportunities


Health Workforce

Centers of Excellence (COE) - Historically Black Colleges and Universities - apply by February 7

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program - apply by February 10

Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program - apply by March 3


Health Centers

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

Service Area Competition - (HRSA-23-093) apply by January 17

Service Area Competition (HRSA-23-103) - apply by February 13


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

Rural Health Innovation and Transformation Technical Assistance -apply by February 7

Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement - apply by February 17

Targeted Technical Assistance for Rural Hospitals Program - apply by March 7

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - apply by March 8

Delta States Rural Development Network Program - apply by March 22



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

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program - apply by February 17

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program - apply by March 10


Maternal and Child Health

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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