HRSA eNews: June 2023, Volume 2

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June 15, 2023

HRSA Announces Nearly $9 Million to Increase the Number of Substance Use Disorder Clinicians in Underserved Communities

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June 14  This week, HRSA announced nearly $9 million in awards to strengthen and expand the mental health and substance use workforce in underserved and rural communities. This funding will provide support to 20 grantees to train health care providers to provide care for individuals in need of mental health and substance use services.  

Read the release.

HRSA Announces New $15 Million Loan Repayment Program to Strengthen the Pediatric Health Care Workforce

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June 9 Last week, HRSA launched the new Pediatric Specialty Loan Repayment Program, a $15 million investment to recruit and retain clinicians who provide health care to children and adolescents.

In exchange for three years of service working in a health professional shortage area, medically underserved area, or providing care to a medically underserved population, the Pediatric Specialty Loan Repayment Program provides up to $100,000 to eligible clinicians providing pediatric medical subspecialty, pediatric surgical specialty, or child and adolescent behavioral health care, including substance use prevention and treatment services.

The application deadline is Thursday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. ET. 

Read the release.

RWHAP Exhibit at AFRAM Juneteenth Weekend

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This Juneteenth weekend, June 17-18, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) will be exhibiting at Baltimore AFRAM Festival for its first community outreach event for the C.H.A.N.G.E. (Creating HIV Awareness with iNfluencing Groups to End the HIV Epidemic) Initiative. The festival showcases African American music, art, and culture.

Visit our interactive booth at Community Row, where we will be providing important information about HIV care, treatment,  prevention, mpox, and RWHAP resources. Come share how you care for your community!

National HIV Testing Day

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Tuesday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. This day is an opportunity to encourage and emphasize the importance of HIV testing, which is essential to reducing HIV infections, improving health outcomes for people with HIV, and helping to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.

This year’s theme is “Take the Test & Take the Next Step,” which emphasizes that knowing your HIV status helps you choose options to stay healthy. HIV testing, including self-testing, is the pathway to engaging people in care to keep them healthy, regardless of their test result. HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and Health Center Program recipients are committed to conducting HIV testing across the country, and connecting people to HIV care and treatment if they test positive.

Join our HAB You Heard Webinar on Thursday, June 29, 3-4 p.m. ET, during which we'll recognize National HIV Testing Day.

Updated Clinician Job Search Tool

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Our Health Workforce Connector, a free tool for connecting clinicians to job and training opportunities, is now easier to use.

New features simplify job searches by discipline and program, and an expanded display for health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and other scores assists clinicians looking for qualifying positions.

HRSA-supported health centers, with approval status for our loan repayment and scholarship programs, can also create profiles making it easier for job seekers to find openings.

New Resources to Improve Cervical Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Management

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Join our Office of Women's Health (OWH) and the National Cancer Institute for a webinar, New Resources to Improve Cervical Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Management, on Thursday, June 29, 1-2 p.m. ET. 

Register to learn about two new resources to advance equitable cervical cancer prevention, screening, and management in safety-net settings:

  • Toolkit to Build Provider Capacity
  • Federal Opportunities Report

Download resources.

Webinar Recording: Connecting Women to Healthcare Through HRSA’s Programs

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In observance of National Women’s Health Week, the Connecting Women to Healthcare Through HRSA's Programs webinar highlighted how HRSA-supported health care settings are increasing access to women’s health providers in high need and underserved areas.

The webinar recording is available on the OWH webinar webpage

Get Connected!

FCC Connectivity Program - 10 Ways to Spread the Words

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Lifeline are federal government programs that help eligible households pay for internet services and internet-connected devices. Eligible households can enroll for ACP online or with a mail-in application (or Spanish application).

To apply for Lifeline, households can apply online or by mail.

Spread the word about these benefits.

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  • Pride Month
  • Men's Health Month
  • Men's Health Week (15-21)
  • HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (5)
  • National HIV Testing Day (27)

Funding Opportunities

Bureau of Health Workforce

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Simulation Education Training (SET) Program - apply by July 3

Primary Care Training and Enhancement-Language and Disability Access (PCTE-LDA) - apply by July 3

Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program - apply by July 13

Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program  - apply by July 14

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Service Area Competition (HRSA-24-066) - apply by June 26

Service Area Competition (HRSA-24-067) - apply by July 24

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorder - apply by June 20

Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program - apply by July 7

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Institute for Home Visiting Workforce Development and Jackie Walorski Center for Evidence-Based Case Management - apply by July 14

Healthy Start Initiative – Enhanced - apply by July 17

Maternal and Child Health Services - apply by July 31

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