HRSA eNews: December 2023, Volume 2

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December 21, 2023

A message from HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson

As 2023 nears its close, I want to extend my appreciation to our HRSA community of colleagues, grantees, partners and friends for your support of HRSA’s mission and the communities we serve.

This year, HRSA has continued to take action on delivering health care in the nation’s highest need communities, building the health care workforce, improving maternal and child health, caring for individuals with HIV, and meeting the health care needs of rural America.

I am proud of this work and the HRSA team that makes it possible. We know that we have much more to do together, and we look forward to your continued partnership in the new year.

I wish you a healthy and joyous holiday season and a happy new year.

Carole Johnson
HRSA Administrator

HRSA Joins White House Roundtable on Innovation in Maternal Health

White House Roundtable on Innovation in Maternal Health

HRSA Deputy Administrator Jordan Grossman and Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Associate Administrator Dr. Michael Warren joined a White House Roundtable on Friday, December 15, to outline how the agency is improving outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women and their infants. HRSA also announced the release of a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the State Maternal Health Innovation program.

The discussion is part of Vice President Kamala Harris’s continued efforts to advance the White House Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis that she announced last year.

HAB Associate Administrator Dr. Laura Cheever to Receive Nettie Award on December 26

Dr. Laura Cheever

HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau Associate Administrator Dr. Laura Cheever has been selected as the 2023 winner of the Beyond AIDS Foundation’s “Nettie” award for her outstanding work contributing to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. 

The Nettie Award is named after New York Assembly Member Nettie Mayersohn, author of state legislation for HIV reporting, notification, and testing. 

The Beyond AIDS Foundation will honor Dr. Cheever’s career-long work administering nationwide, high-quality Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program services during its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 26.

POZ Magazine Annual 100 Recognizes HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

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This year’s POZ Magazine is recognizing HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program as part of its Annual 100. POZ 100 celebrates the collective effort by advocates of all kinds to end the HIV epidemic.

HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program was included along with other entities that are making an impact across the country and around the world in combatting HIV and its stigma.

HRSA Scholars and Health Equity Fellows Graduate

Carole Johnson with HRSA Scholars and Fellows

In December, Administrator Carole Johnson and HRSA leadership celebrated the 18-member strong Class of 2022 HRSA Scholars and Health Equity Fellows as they graduated from their one-year intensive training.

For more than two decades, the HRSA Scholars Program has served as a recruitment pipeline for high-quality job candidates and future agency leaders.

The Health Equity Fellows program provides participants with hands-on experience implementing HRSA’s mission of addressing health disparities and achieving health equity.

Health Professionals: Ring in the New Year with a New Career!

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HRSA is hosting a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, January 10, 6-9:00 p.m. ET. This event connects health care professionals with representatives from 50 health care facilities serving rural communities across the country.


HRSA Launches Loan Programs for Health Professions Schools


Take advantage of HRSA’s school-administered loan programs. These four programs give undergraduate and graduate schools funding to offer low, fixed-rate loans to students pursuing a wide range of health care careers.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 11:59 p.m. ET.

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