HRSA eNews: April 2023, Volume 1

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April 6, 2023

HRSA Awards Start-Up Funds for Community-Based Health Care Providers to Develop Programs to Train Medical and Dental Residents in Community Settings

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HRSA is awarding nearly $23 million to 46 grantees to plan and develop new Teaching Health Center primary care residency training programs in community-based settings.  

HRSA Administrator Johnson also visited a grantee today in Central New Jersey with Congressman Frank Pallone to discuss today’s awards. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded nearly $23 million to 46 grantees to plan and develop Teaching Health Center residency programs in community-based settings. While the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program has existed for over a decade, the Biden-Harris Administration is the first to invest in the startup costs of planning and developing new Teaching Health Center primary care residency programs. The President’s FY 2024 budget request - PDF also seeks to expand this successful program.

Read the release.

HRSA March in Brief


In March 2023, HRSA Administrator Johnson joined HHS Secretary Becerra to mark the release of the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2024; the Administrator also joined with House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member, Congressman Pallone, to visit a new grantee focused on training more primary care physicians; HRSA announced a new organ procurement and transplantation network modernization initiative; HRSA Rural leadership testified on Capitol Hill; the HRSA Health Workforce team applauded medical residents matching at HRSA-funded sites on Match Day 2023; and HHS/HRSA celebrated health coverage expansion on the 13th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

Read the monthly roundup.

Announcing Phase 2 Winners in HRSA’s Building Bridges to Better Health: A Primary Health Care Challenge

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We are excited to announce the Phase 2 winners of our Building Bridges to Better Health: A Primary Health Care Challenge.

Fifteen winners spanning 10 states each received $20,000 for their innovative ideas to enhance access to care, improve care coordination, and address social determinants of health among HRSA-supported health centers. These 15 teams will compete in the final phase of the Challenge and have until July 2023 to scale their solution to improve health outcomes for health center patients.

Learn more about the winners and their winning submissions, which focus on technology solutions (e.g., artificial intelligence, chatbots, electronic health records, and telehealth), payment and reimbursement reform, workforce solutions, and community engagement!

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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On Monday, April 10, HRSA commemorates National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It’s a day to recognize the impact of HIV on youth.

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is committed raising HIV awareness, providing care, and supporting the unique needs of youth people with HIV.

In 2021, 82.7% of young people aged 13-24 in the program were virally suppresses, a big increase from 46.6% in 2010. This means they cannot transmit HIV, and can also live healthier lives.

Find HIV care on our Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program website.

HRSA Celebrates Black Maternal Health Week


HRSA will celebrate Black Maternal Health Week from Tuesday, April 11 - Monday, April 17. Throughout the week we’ll share grantee stories and their work. These illustrate HRSA’s commitment to a world in which Black women do not have to fear for their safety, their well-being, their dignity, and their lives before, during, and after pregnancy.

Be sure to join the conversation online and share HRSA’s winning photos, videos, and written stories. Engage with @HRSAgov on social media using the hashtags #BMHW2023, #TheDoulaDifference and #HRSAhelpsmoms and tell us how your work advanced Black maternal health.

National Donate Life Month

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April is National Donate Life Month, and we are celebrating the magical moments that take place when someone in need of an organ transplant matches with a generous donor!

Join us as we celebrate and honor the kindness and generosity of organ, eye, and tissue donors, donor families, and all the lives saved through donation.

Learn more and sign up as an organ donor at or

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National Donate Life Month: Promoting Healthy Living Webinar in Spanish

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Join our Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs and HRSA’s Division of Transplantation for a webinar in observance of National Donate Life Month on Tuesday, April 18, 1-2:00 p.m. ET.

Speakers will discuss healthy living and disease prevention, highlight the need for minority organ donors, and share personal experiences with organ donation.

Attendees will also learn about HRSA programs and resources available to Hispanic and Latino communities and organizations serving this population. The webinar will be broadcast in Spanish with live English interpretation.

Register for the webinar.

HRSA Launches Oral Health Literacy and Education Campaign


HRSA’s new oral health literacy and education campaign, A Healthy Mouth for Every Body, highlights the importance of taking care of one’s oral health at home and seeing a dentist regularly for checkups. From quick tips to patient education tools, the campaign has resources to help everyone protect their mouths and live well at any age.

HRSA Recognizes National Poison Prevention Week

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Congress established National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) in 1961 to promote poison prevention.

To celebrate this year’s NPPW, Dr. Sara Kinsman, Director of MCHB’s Division of Child Adolescent and Family Health, along with other members of the NPPW Council, gathered at America’s Poison Centers to recognize the winners of a children’s artwork contest that raises awareness about poisons.

Dr. Kinsman congratulated the students for being poison prevention champions and highlighted HRSA’s role in funding poison centers across the country, establishing the national toll-free number (1-800-222-1222), and educating the public through a national media campaign.

Funding Available to Integrate Social Care and Medical Care to Improve Health Equity

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The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) released a funding opportunity to support testing interventions that screen for and address adverse social determinants of health (SDoH) during a health care visit.

Patients’ social needs can be addressed by resources located at external social service organizations or co-located in the healthcare system. The proposed pilot should lay the foundation for larger clinical trials to integrate social care and medical care with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing disparities related to the prevention or treatment of diseases within the mission of NIDDK.

Letters of Intent are due Tuesday, September 19.

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  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Donate Life Month
  • National Minority Health Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • National Public Health Week (3-9)
  • World Health Day (7)
  • Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (10)
  • Black Maternal Health Week (11-17)
  • National Pediatric Transplant Week (23-29)

Funding Opportunities

Health Workforce

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program - apply by April 7

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

National Health Service Corps Three Loan Repayment Programs - apply by April 25

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program - apply by April 27

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)-Pathway to Registered Nurse Program (PRNP) - apply by April 27

Nurse Faculty Loan Program - apply by May 1

Health Careers Opportunity Program: The National HCOP Academies - apply by May 24

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health - apply by May 12

Rural Health Care Coordination Program - apply by May 15

Delta Health Systems Implementation Program - apply by May 18

Office of Federal Assistance Management

Community Project Funding / Congressionally Directed Spending (CPF/CDS): Non-Construction Projects - apply by June 1

Community Project Funding / Congressionally Directed Spending (CPF/CDS): Facilities and/or Equipment (“Construction”) Projects - apply by June 1


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

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Technical Assistance Center - apply by May 9

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Capacity - apply by May 9

Integrated Maternal Health Services  -apply by May 24

Screening and Treatment for Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders - apply by June 2

Maternal and Child Health Services - apply by July 31

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