January in Brief: Expanding Mental Health Resources in the New Year and more

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February 16, 2023

January in Brief: Expanding Mental Health Resources in the New Year

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In January, Administrator Johnson visited Los Angeles, California, and Albany, New York, to to support mental health training for primary care physicians. Thanks to the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, HRSA was able to awarded nearly $60 million in new funding to integrate training on mental health for primary care clinicians.

Read the Monthly Roundup to learn more about these site visits.

Early Childhood Development Funding Opportunity Now Available

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Last week, HRSA released the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Early Childhood Development (ECD) notice of funding opportunity (NOFO, HRSA-23-028). HRSA will make approximately $30 million available for up to 150 awards (up to $200,000 per award) to fund the expansion of early childhood development care through increased screenings and follow-up services.

Health Center Program operational (H80) grant award recipients are eligible to apply. Visit the ECD technical assistance (TA) page to access the NOFO, application aids, TA session details, and other resources.

FY 2023 ECD applications are due in:

Submit questions via the BPHC Contact Form: Under “Funding,” select “Applications for Notice of Funding Opportunities.” Then, select “Early Childhood Development (ECD).

Tribal Communities: Let Us Help Pay Off Providers' Health Professional School Debt

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Are you a health center administrator or provider in a tribal community? Find out how HRSA’s National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program can help pay part or, in some cases, all of your eligible providers’ health professional school debt. Join our live informational webinar and Q&A session on Thursday, March 2, 2 - 3p.m. ET. Hosted by the National Indian Health Board and the Association of American Indian Physicians, you’ll receive detailed information eligibility and how to apply to NHSC programs and have your questions answered in real time.

Learn About Hypertension during Pregnancy

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HRSA’s Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs invites you to a webinar on Thursday, February 23, 11 a.m. ET to learn about best practices to manage hypertension during pregnancy.

The webinar will highlight HRSA’s maternal health resources and funding opportunities, showcase remote monitoring tools and programs including a HRSA Grand Challenge Winner in Remote Pregnancy Monitoring, and highlight a Healthy Start initiative focused on strategies to reduce hypertension.

Register for the webinar.

Telehealth and Licensure Policies Improving Healthcare Access for Rural Communities

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People living in rural communities face financial, geographic, and provider supply barriers to accessing healthcare services. Historically, providers may deliver healthcare services via telehealth to patients located in the state in which the provider is licensed. However, expanding cross-state licensure for healthcare providers can mitigate some of these challenges by allowing patients to engage in virtual telehealth appointments with a broader network of providers. Recent legislation at both the state and federal levels has significantly affected the ability of healthcare providers to serve patients virtually and across state lines.

Read the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Health Policy Update to learn more.

HRSA’s National Organizations of State and Local Officials Cooperative Agreement provided support for this ASTHO resource.

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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 27

Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program - apply by March 3

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

Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship (ANE-NPRF) Program - apply by April 11

Health Centers

Fiscal Year 2023 Early Childhood Development - apply by March 17

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

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 C Early Intervention Services Program: New Geographic Service Areas - apply by April 3

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

Maternal and Child Health

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

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

Comprehensive Systems Integration for Adolescent and Young Adult Health - apply by April 11

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