HRSA eNews: July 2023, Volume 1

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July 6, 2023

SAMMIES People's Choice Award: Top 6 Finalists

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A team of HRSA rural health experts is among the finalists for the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal, known as the “Sammies,” in the Management Excellence category through the Partnership for Public Service.

Megan Meacham, Allison Hutchings and Sarah O’Donnell from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy are credited for their work on the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) that since its launch in 2018 has helped fund care networks in remote areas, many for the first time. The team have been instrumental in bringing opioid and substance use prevention and recovery services to over 1,800 rural counties across 47 states.

The HRSA team is also a Top 6 finalist for the organization’s People’s Choice Award, with the winner selected through public voting. Both awards recognize exceptional career public service.

Learn more about RCORP and cast your vote for the HRSA team. You can vote every day, and voting closes Friday, July 14.

HRSA Announces More than $23 Million for National Training and Technical Assistance Partners

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HRSA has awarded approximately $23.5 million in fiscal year (FY) 2023 National Training and Technical Assistance Partner (NTTAP) Cooperative Agreements funding.

This funding will support 22 NTTAPs in developing and delivering training and technical assistance (T/TA) to health centers on specific topics, such as a population or an aspect of health center operations. Examples of topics include:

  • Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Communities
  • Clinical Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (new NTTAP type for 2023)
  • Health Workforce Recruitment and Retention
  • Individuals or Families Experiencing Homelessness
  • Residents of Public Housing

Visit the NTTAP webpage to read more about the awardees or to request T/TA.

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Period 5

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The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Portal is open from Saturday, July 1 to Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Providers who received one or more PRF (General or Targeted) and/or American Rescue Plan Rural payments exceeding $10,000, in the aggregate, from January 1 to June 30, 2022 must report on their use of funds during Reporting Period 5 to comply with PRF Reporting Requirements.

More information and resources can be found on the PRF Reporting webpage.

Webinar: HRSA Intimate Partner Violence Strategy

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Join our Office of Women's Health (OWH), Bureau of Primary Health Care, and HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) for a webinar, Overview of the 2023 - 2025 HRSA Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), on Wednesday, July 12, 1-2 p.m. ET.

Register to learn about the Strategy's aims, objectives, and activities for HRSA bureaus and offices to prevent and respond to IPV. View and download the Strategy from the OWH IPV webpage.

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program Infographic and Program Brief

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HRSA released an updated infographic and program brief for the MIECHV Program.

In FY 2022, the MIECHV Program served approximately 138,000 parents and children in more than 69,000 families and provided more than 840,000 home visits.

Home visiting helps prevent child abuse and neglect, supports positive parenting, improves maternal and child health, and promotes child development and school readiness.

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  • Cord Blood Awareness Month
  • World Hepatitis Day (28)

Funding Opportunities

Bureau of Health Workforce

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

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training- Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (BHWET-CAY) Program for Professionals - apply by July 14

Medical Student Education Program - apply by July 14

Maternity Care Nursing Workforce Expansion (MatCare) Program - apply by July 14

Bureau of Primary Health Care

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

Service Area Competition (HRSA-24-068) - apply by August 21

Service Area Competition-Additional Area (HRSA-24-087) - apply by August 21

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

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

View All Funding Opportunities