Biden-Harris Administration Awards Nearly $11 Million to Address Disparities in Cancer Screening and Follow-Up Care, HRSA Administrator Johnson Visits Charles Drew University, and more

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February 2, 2023

On First Anniversary of the President’s Reignited Cancer Moonshot, the Biden-Harris Administration Awards Nearly $11 Million to Address Disparities in Cancer Screening and Follow-Up Care

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The Health Resources and Services Administration doubles its investment in a first-of-its-kind initiative to accelerate access to cancer screening and connection to follow-up treatment, including patient navigation support services, in underserved communities.

February 2 - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded nearly $11 million to 22 HRSA-funded health centers to improve access to life-saving cancer screenings and early detection services for underserved communities. These awards double support for an initiative launched last year by the Biden-Harris Administration through which HRSA-funded health centers are working to close the cancer screening gap and decrease the impact of preventable cancers.

Read the press release

Read the White House FACT SHEET: On One Year Anniversary of Reignited Cancer Moonshot.

HRSA Administrator Johnson Visits Charles Drew University in Los Angeles To Announce $2.5 Million To Meet Families' Mental Health Needs

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Charles Drew University received $2.5 million over five years to support the integration of mental care training into primary care training for physicians

On Friday, January 20th, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Carole Johnson visited the Charles Drew University (CDU) College of Medicine to announce a $2.5 million grant to support the integration of mental health care into primary care training. Thanks to the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, HRSA has awarded nearly $60 million in grants across the country to integrate mental health care into residency training to help primary care physicians meet families’ mental health needs.

Read the press release.

Get #OurHearts Pumping for National Wear Red Day

February is American Heart Month and tomorrow, Friday, February 3, is National Wear Red Day.

We encourage you to wear red and, at noon tomorrow, join an NIH webcast for 25 minutes of heart-pumping activity!

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HRSA to Commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: February 7

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Our HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) will commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Tuesday, February 7.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a day to increase awareness about HIV care and treatment services for Black/African American people facing stigma and HIV-related health disparities and to encourage those who are undiagnosed to get tested. In the U.S., Black/African American people continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV.

According to the CDC, in 2019, Blacks/African American people accounted for 13% of the U.S. population, but 40% of all people with HIV. Our Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) is working to address these barriers and encourage safe and supportive communities for people with HIV. Nearly 46% of RWHAP clients are Black/African American. In 2021, 87.2% of our Black/African American RWHAP clients receiving medical care were virally suppressed, which is a significant increase from 63.3% virally suppressed in 2010.

HRSA Webinar: Opportunities to Apply for a Federal Job, February 8

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We'll hold a virtual event focused on opportunities to apply for a federal job on Wednesday, February 8, 3-4:00 p.m. ET. The event will be available in both English and Spanish. We're dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diversified workforce, especially one that is inclusive of people with lived experience.

To support this effort, our HIV/AIDS Bureau, in partnership with our Office of Human Resources (OHR) and Office of Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion (OCRDI), invites members of the HIV community for an event that highlights how to apply for federal job opportunities and provides guidance on overcoming challenges applicants face when seeking federal employment. This webinar is open to organizations serving the needs of people with HIV, RWHAP recipients and subrecipients, planning body/planning council members, national partner organizations, and people with lived experience.

Register to participate.

Updates to the Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs During Pregnancy and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the U.S.

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On Tuesday, January 31, the Panel on Treatment of HIV in Pregnancy and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission published updated Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs During Pregnancy and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal Transmission in the United States.

An overview of revisions are now described on the NIH clinical information website in What’s New in the Guidelines. Changes include updates to recommendations on infant feeding for individuals with HIV and antiretroviral prophylaxis for infants with perinatal HIV exposure. In addition, there are changes throughout the Guidelines on the care of people with HIV who are pregnant or are trying to conceive. Sections that are co-authored by the Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of Children Living with HIV were also published in the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection. Additional updates to the Pediatric Guidelines are anticipated to be published in April 2023.

Our HIV/AIDS Bureau’s monthly HAB You Heard webinar on Tuesday, February 28, 2-3:00 p.m. ET, will include a presentation from NIH and the Guidelines Panel on the infant feeding updates.

Register to participate.

Seeking Nominations for ACCV Members

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We are seeking nominations for qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to HHS Secretary’s Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV). The HHS Secretary appoints nine voting members, consisting of three health professionals, three attorneys, and three members of the general public.

Read the Federal Register Notice for additional information.

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  • American Heart Month 
  • National Children's Dental Health Month 
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 
  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (7) 
  • National Donor Day (14)

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

Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (ISTP) - apply by March 21

Health Centers

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

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

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 C Capacity Development Program - apply by February 17

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

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B States/Territories Supplemental Grant Program - apply by April 20

Maternal and Child Health

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

Life Course Translational Research Network (LCT-RN) - apply by April 10

Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) - apply by April 11

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