HRSA eNews: August 2023, Volume 1

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August 3, 2023

Statement from HRSA Administrator on Passage of the Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act

Carole Johnson

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Carole Johnson released a statement following Senate passage of the Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act.

"The Health Resources and Services Administration shares Congress’ goal of making the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) work better for the more than 100,000 people on the waiting list for organs. Individuals on the wait list, organ donors, and their families deserve an OPTN governed by an independent, representative board and supported by best-in-class technology, processes, policy, and people. As HRSA announced in March, through our OPTN Modernization Initiative, we are leaning in and taking action to make this a reality."

Read the statement.

Learn about the OPTN Modernization Initiative.

Next Week is National Health Center Week

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Join us in celebrating National Health Center Week, August 6-12. HRSA-funded health centers protect and promote the health of more than 30 million people across the U.S., working tirelessly to provide high quality, affordable care for underserved populations.

Throughout the week, look for posts on HRSA social media, leadership visits to health centers, and more.

As part of the celebration, HRSA intends to publish the 2022 Uniform Data System data on Monday, August 7. It will appear in HRSA’s Data Warehouse.

National Donor Awareness Month

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It’s National Minority Donor Awareness Month! There are over 100,000 individuals awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, with racial and ethnic minorities representing more than 60% of those in need.

Together, we can raise awareness, support organ donation, and help save lives in our communities. Add your diversity to the registry—sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donor today!

Advancing Health Equity among Hispanic/Latino Populations Series

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Join HRSA's Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs on Tuesday, August 29, 1-2:30 p.m. ET for the fourth webinar in our Advancing Health Equity among Hispanic/Latino Populations series.

The webinar will highlight strategies to increase the Hispanic/Latino health workforce, and presenters will discuss HRSA’s programs and resources to support individuals across diverse health workforce settings and disciplines, including physicians, nurses, and community health workers.

Attendees will also hear a testimonial from a HRSA grantee, and a panel of HRSA workforce grantees will showcase their work to advance the Hispanic/Latino health workforce.

The webinar will be broadcast in Spanish with live interpretation to English.

Department of Labor Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month with Power to Pump Campaign

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This August, celebrate National Breastfeeding Month by sharing the Department of Labor’s new campaign, Power to Pump!

The enactment of the PUMP Act in December 2022 extended critical worker protections to millions more workers. The PUMP Act ensures that almost every nursing worker now has the right to break time and a private space to express breast milk for their nursing child. This means teachers, nurses, home care workers, farm workers, truck and taxi drivers, managers and other professionals now have greater protections and peace of mind.

Help reach key communities with shareable content and educational resources, and ensure workers across the nation are equipped with the Power to Pump!

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  • National Breastfeeding Month 
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Month
  • National Health Center Week (6-12)

Funding Opportunities


Bureau of Primary Health Care

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

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

Service Area Competition (HRSA-24-069) - apply by September 18


AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Emergency Relief Funds (ERF) - apply by October 24

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