HRSA eNews: January 2024, Volume 2

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January 18, 2024

Mark Your Calendars! Next HAB You Heard Webinar: January 24


Join HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) for the first 2024 HAB You Heard webinar on Wednesday, January 24, 3-4 p.m. ET.

During this monthly update, HRSA will share the 2023 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) year in review and look ahead at what’s to come in 2024, including:

  • The 2024 National Ryan White Conference
  • A future survey for RWHAP recipients
  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • New HAB funding opportunities

Special guest CAPT David Wong from the HHS Office of Minority Health will highlight the White House’s recent release of The U.S. Playbook to Address Social Determinants of Health. HRSA will also feature a new recipient spotlight presentation.

This webinar is open to all RWHAP and health center program recipients, subrecipients, stakeholders, and federal staff. Registration is required.


HRSA to Commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: February 7


HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) will commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on Wednesday, February 7.

This year’s theme is “Engage, Educate, Empower: Uniting to End HIV/AIDS in Black Communities.” NBHAAD is an opportunity to raise awareness about the availability of HIV care and treatment services for Black/African American people, to reduce HIV stigma and HIV-related health disparities, and to encourage those who are undiagnosed to get tested. In the U.S., Black/African American people continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV.

According to the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, in 2019, Black/African American people accounted for 13% of the U.S. population, but 42% of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) is working to address barriers to HIV care and create supportive communities for Black/African American people with HIV. Nearly 45% of RWHAP clients are Black/African American. In 2022, 87.1% of Black/African American RWHAP clients receiving medical care were virally suppressed, which is a significant increase from 63.3% virally suppressed in 2010. This means they cannot sexually transmit HIV to their partners and can live longer and healthier lives.

National Children’s Dental Health Month


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Check out HRSA’s website and follow our social media posts to learn how parents, caregivers, and health care providers can make children’s oral health a priority.

You’ll also find tips about brushing, flossing, and seeking regular checkups. We welcome you to explore and share our suite of related oral health resources.

Learn more about oral health for young children.

Cervical Cancer Learning Series for Safety-Net Settings


HRSA’s Office of Women’s Health invites you to save the date for CERV-Net: A Cervical Cancer ECHO Learning Series for Safety-Net Settings, an 11-week training for health care providers beginning on Thursday, March 7.

CERV-Net is a free, virtual, collaborative learning series that prepares and empowers safety-net settings of care to engage partners, patients, and communities to improve cervical cancer care.

Topics covered will include patient-centered care and the latest advancements in cervical cancer care.

Please contact CERV-Net to be included in the email list to learn more!

HRSA Funding in the Community

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  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • Maternal Health Awareness Day (23)
  • World Leprosy Day (28)

Funding Opportunities


Bureau of Health Workforce

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

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program - apply by February 26

Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Physician Assistant Rural Training in Behavioral Health (PCTE-PARB) Program - apply by March 15

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Service Area Competition-Additional Area - apply by February 20

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

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

Linking Eligibility Across the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts - Dissemination Assistance Provider - apply by March 4

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

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

State Maternal Health Innovation - apply by April 2

Autism Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (Autism FIRST) - apply by April 3

Office of the Administrator

Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program (EB-TNP) - apply by March 22

View All Funding Opportunities