HRSA eNews: December 2023, Volume 1

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December 7, 2023

Latest Data from HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Highlight Nine Out of Ten Clients with HIV Are Virally Suppressed

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December 1 – In commemoration of World AIDS Day, HRSA released the latest Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program data, which show that nine out of ten people with HIV receiving medical care through the program are virally suppressed.

Viral suppression means people with HIV taking their medication cannot sexually transmit HIV and can live longer and healthier lives. The percentage of Black/African American clients, Hispanic/Latino clients, and youth and young adult clients receiving care through the program and achieving viral suppression all far exceed overall national viral suppression rates.

This announcement highlights the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s vital role in expanding access to care for individuals with HIV, improving HIV health outcomes, and ending the HIV epidemic in the United States.

Read the release.

HRSA Visits Family Medical and Counseling Services in Washington, DC on World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

On Friday, December 1, HRSA Chief of Staff Garrett Devenney and HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau Associate Administrator Dr. Laura Cheever joined HIV federal and local leaders, health care providers, community health workers, and people with HIV at a community event at Family Medical and Counseling Services, Inc. in Washington, D.C.

During the World AIDS Day event, HRSA leaders announced the latest Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program data and participated in a roundtable discussion about HIV care, treatment and prevention services provided by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and the HRSA-funded Health Center Program in Southeast D.C.

2023 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clinical Conference Held in Portland, Oregon

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HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau Associate Administrator Dr. Laura Cheever served as co-chair for the 2023 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Clinical Conference from December 3-5, in Portland, Oregon.

The conference provided the latest research, care, and treatment updates to more than 400 experienced clinical decision makers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, who provide day-to-day medical care and treatment for people with HIV and those integral to providing medical care in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program–funded sites across the country.

Primary Care Association and Health Center Controlled Network Conference

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HRSA staff recently participated in a conference hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers for staff from Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks. Attendees discussed issues like health equity and Uniform Data System (UDS) modernization.

They also heard presentations on how their organizations can support health centers facing common challenges like recruitment and retention. Deputy Associate Administrator Tonya Bowers (center, front) joined the group photo.

Celebrating Maternal Mental Health

Celebrating Maternal Mental Health

On Thursday, November 30, Associate Administrator Dr. Warren of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau spoke at a Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA) event to celebrate maternal mental health.

MMHLA brought together Congressional members and their staff, federal employees, and people with lived experience to discuss strides being made in addressing maternal mental health and encourage further collaboration in reaching shared goals.

Dr. Warren discussed HRSA's efforts to address maternal mental health, including the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline (1-833-TLC-MAMA) and the Screening and Treatment for Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder program.

Field Strength and Students and Trainees Dashboards


HRSA recently updated its Field Strength and Students and Trainees Dashboards with new data for fiscal year 2023 for participants in these programs:

  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs
  • Nurse Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program
  • Pediatric Specialty Loan Repayment Program

You can use these dashboards to visualize clinician, student, and trainee data by program, discipline, location, and more.

HRSA Funding in the Community

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  • World AIDS Day (1)
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week (4-8)

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

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) - apply by February 5

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program - apply by February 26

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

National Rural Health Policy, Community, and Collaboration Program - apply by December 14

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program - apply by January 26

Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program - apply by February 12


Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Implementation for HIV Clinical Quality Improvement - apply by January 23

Regional AIDS Education and Training Centers - apply by February 5

National AETC Support Center - apply by February 7

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

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

Cooperative Newborn Screening System Priorities Program (NBS Co-Propel) - apply by February 23

National Coordinating Center on Transition - apply by March 11

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

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