Centers of Excellence (COE) - Apply by Jan 9
Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Cooperative Agreement Program - Apply by Jan 20
Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program - Apply by Jan 25
Resilient and Responsive Health Organizations: Sustainability Communities of Practice Initiative (RRHO) - Apply by Dec 15
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Implementation Center for HIV Clinical Quality Improvement - Apply by Jan 17
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program National Training and Technical Assistance Programs for Resource Dissemination, Improved Data, and Organizational Development - Apply by Jan 19
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A Planning Council and Transitional Grant Area Planning Body Technical Assistance (TA) - Apply by Jan 24
Maternal & Child Health
The MCH Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network (AYAH-RN) - Apply by Jan 6
Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network: Series 2 (HV CoIIN 2.0) - Apply by Jan 11
Home Visiting Research and Development Platform - Apply by Jan 11
Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network - Apply by Jan 20
Maternal and Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) - Apply by Jan 31
Autism CARES Act National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center - Apply by Jan 31
Autism Transitions Research Project (ATRP) - Apply by Feb 13
National Maternal and Child Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement - Apply by Mar 6
Primary Health Care/Health Centers
Service Area Competition - Additional Areas (SAC-AA) - Honolulu, Hawaii; College Station, Texas; and Rock Springs, Wyoming - Apply by Jan 9
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program - Apply by Jan 3
Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Grantees Program Cooperative Agreement (Technical Assistance Center) - Apply by Jan 5
Frontier Community Health Integration Project Technical Assistance, Tracking, and Analysis Program - Apply by Mar 13
Open enrollment deadlines
This year’s Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment period runs from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. During this time, people across the country can sign up for health plans that meet their needs. Individuals cannot be denied coverage based on a pre-existing condition, have annual or lifetime dollar limits on their coverage, or be charged a premium because of factors like their gender.
December 15, 2016 is the last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start January 1, 2017.
Visit HealthCare.gov for the latest information on open enrollment. Additionally, resources and materials can be found at Marketplace.cms.gov. Help is available by contacting trained professionals for free and confidential assistance. Call 1-800-318-2596 or find free in-person help in your community by visiting LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov.
HHS awards over $50 million for new health center sites
Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced over $50 million in funding to 75 health centers in 23 states, Puerto Rico and the Federated State of Micronesia.
“We expect this competitive New Access Point funding to provide health care to more than 240,000 additional patients.” said Dr. Mary Wakefield, Acting Deputy Secretary at HHS. “These new health center sites will contribute significantly to the health of families and communities across the nation.”
Two funding awards to help fight Zika in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa
Health departments to receive $17 million
Today, HRSA awarded $17 million to health departments in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa to provide access to comprehensive health care and support services for children and families affected by Zika virus in these territories.
The funding is being made available under the Zika Response and Preparedness Act.
“The current spread of the Zika virus poses a significant threat to public health, including the health of women, children and families,” said HRSA Acting Administrator Jim Macrae. “This funding will help support a set of services for the maternal and child health population.”
HRSA health centers and primary care associations to receive nearly $40 million
December 8 - HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $39 million in funding to 23 health centers in Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands and $1 million to two Primary Care Associations (PCAs) to help combat the Zika virus.
The health center awardees will use this funding over a three-year period to expand the availability of high quality preventive and primary health care services to meet immediate and anticipated Zika-related health care needs, and to enable health centers to expand services in response to urgent and emergent primary health care needs. The PCA awardees will use this funding to provide training and technical assistance to health centers in developing and implementing activities to address Zika-related prevention and primary health care needs.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS program releases second annual client-level data report
December 7 – HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) published the second annual national Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program client-level data report. This dataset is HAB’s primary source of annual, client-level data collected from more than 2,000 funded grant recipients and subrecipients through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Services Report (RSR).
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report, 2015 features RSR data about clients served from 2011 through 2015. It provides an in-depth look at demographics and socio-economic factors among clients served, such as age, race/ethnicity, transmission risk category, federal poverty level, health care coverage, and housing status. In addition, the report provides selected analyses to measure progress toward achieving HIV health outcomes.
Read the report (PDF – 2 MB), or learn more about the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
HRSA's year in review
Have you thought about how many lives HRSA touched in 2016, or how many grants we administered? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for HRSA’s year in review, and see how our work impacts those we serve.
Our #YearInReview highlights programs and captures HRSA’s mission: Healthy Communities, Healthy People. For your daily dose of inspiration, follow #YearInReview.
Tribal behavioral health agenda released
HHS announced the release of the Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda (TBHA), a first-of-its-kind collaborative tribal-federal blueprint that highlights the extent to which behavioral health challenges affect Native communities, in addition to strategies and priorities to reduce these problems and improve the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda blueprint includes the following four tenets:
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