HRSA eNews: November 2023, Volume 1

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November 2, 2023

Administrator Johnson Joins M.O.M.S. Tour Stop

HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson holding a baby at the MOMS Tour in Chicago

HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson joined Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-02) for a Maternal Outcomes Matter Showers (M.O.M.S.) Tour event and roundtable in Chicago last weekend, greeting visiting moms and kids at Corliss High School on the city’s south side. The M.O.M.S. Tour is a cross-HHS campaign calling for better health services to America's pregnant mothers, their babies and families in underserved cities and counties nationwide.

To improve maternal health, HRSA funds health centers, and programs such as Healthy Start, Home Visiting and the 24/7 National Maternal Mental Health Hotline for moms who may need support during or after pregnancy, and their loved ones: 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262).

National Rural Health Day 2023 Agenda is Live!


Mark your calendars and join HRSA on Thursday, November 16, 11 a.m. ET for a discussion about innovations in rural health care delivery in celebration of National Rural Health Day. Federal leaders will spotlight innovative programs that are working to increase access to rural health services and provide affordable and coordinated care to over 61 million rural Americans through partnerships and new technologies. Other events throughout the week will include a virtual HRSA rural job fair, discussion about rural programs, the latest in rural research, and much more!

View the full schedule of events on HRSA’s National Rural Health Day Agenda page.

Health Professionals: Registration Now Open for HRSA Virtual Job Fair


Register now for the HRSA Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, November 15, 6-9 p.m. ET. This event connects health care professionals with representatives from 50 health care facilities serving rural communities nationwide.

Up to $160,000 Available to Maternity Care Health Professional Students

pregnant woman getting ultrasound

Medical students pursuing an Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) specialty and certified nurse midwife students can receive up to $160,000 with an award from the National Health Service Corps’ Students to Service Loan Repayment Program. These health professional students commit to service in maternity care target areas where the shortage of OB/GYN providers is significant. The NHSC is currently accepting applications for the program through Thursday, December 7, 7:30 p.m. ET.

HRSA Funding in the Community

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  • Veterans Day (11)
  • National Rural Health Day (16)
  • National Diabetes Month
  • Thanksgiving (23)

Funding Opportunities


Bureau of Health Workforce

National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Application - apply by December 7

State Primary Care Offices - apply by December 14

Bureau of Primary Health Care

FY 2024 State and Regional Primary Care Association (PCA) Cooperative Agreements - apply by November 3

Service Area Competition (HRSA-24-071) - apply by November 3

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

National Rural Health Policy, Community, and Collaboration Program - apply by November 30

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program - apply by January 26

Health Systems Bureau

National Coordinating Center on Transition - apply by March 11

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention State/Territory Program - apply by November 6

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention National Network - apply by November 6

Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health - apply by December 15

Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project - apply by December 29

Maternal and Child Health – Improving Oral Health Integration National Consortium (MCH-IOHI Consortium) - apply by January 22

Maternal and Child Health – Improving Oral Health Integration Demonstration Projects (MCH-IOHI Projects) - apply by January 22

Transition for Youth with Autism and/or Epilepsy Demonstration Projects - apply by March 11

View All Funding Opportunities