HRSA and HUD launch data integration pilot to improve HIV care and housing coordination
According to data from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), people living with HIV who are temporarily or unstably housed have lower rates of retention in care and viral suppression.
A new $3.6 million, three-year investment of resources from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) is supporting five communities in the implementation, utilization, and evaluation of integrated housing and HIV care data systems to enhance patient navigation and service coordination and improve health outcomes along the HIV care continuum.
Three minutes to spot trouble
Three out of four people admitted into treatment for substance use disorders started using alcohol or drugs before the age of 17 – but fewer than half of all pediatricians are currently screening for substance abuse in their young patients, two Harvard researchers say.
Further underscoring the urgent need for health care providers to get better at spotting the warning signs, as many as seven out of ten adolescent deaths may be attributable to alcohol and drugs.
Busy pediatricians have only a matter of about 2-3 minutes in a typical 20-minute appointment with a teenager to make an evaluation, said Dr. John Rogers Knight, founder of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at Boston Children's Hospital, in a recent webcast.
HHS launches social media campaign to increase awareness of human trafficking violations
The Office on Trafficking in Persons, within the HHS Administration on Children and Families, is launching a national social media campaign called Look Beneath the Surface to increase awareness of human trafficking violations among health care and social service providers.
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and the victims are men, women, and children of all socio-economic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. In 2015, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center identified 5,544 cases of human trafficking in the U.S.
HRSA year in review
We want to thank our 3,000+ grantees, program stakeholders, and others who help us administer more than 90 programs. HRSA programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.
See HRSA's year in review infographic. (PDF - 1 MB).
January webinars geared toward helping HRSA grantees
HRSA’s Office of Federal Assistance Management (OFAM) is conducting webinars in January to share grant-related news and review the HRSA grants process.
HRSA grant experts will be on hand to answer questions at the end of each session.
Two identical sessions are being offered to accommodate grantees in different time zones.
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1 to 3 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, Jan. 25, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (ET)
URL to Join the WebinarDial-in number: 800-369-1861
International dial-in number: 1-415-228-3898
The presentation will be available for download about two weeks prior to the first session. Both sessions will be recorded and available on the HRSA website about a week later.
Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Cooperative Agreement Program - Apply by Jan 20
Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program - Apply by Jan 25
Predoctoral Pediatric Training in General Dentistry and Dental Hygiene - Apply by Jan 30
Area Health Education Centers Program - Apply by Mar 29
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
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D Coordinated HIV Services and Access to Research for Women, Infants, Children, and Youth (WICY) Existing Geographic Service Areas - Apply by Feb 17
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part C Capacity Development Program - Apply by Feb 28
Using Evidence Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV Technical Assistance - Apply by Mar 1
Using Evidence Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV Evaluation - Apply by Mar 1
Maternal & Child Health
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
State Public Health Coordinating Center for Autism - Apply by Feb 17
National Maternal and Child Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement - Apply by Mar 6
Emergency Medical Services for Children Data Center - Apply by Mar 10
Maternal and Child Health Research Network Program Children with Special Health Care Needs Research Network (CSHCN-RN) - Apply by Mar 16
Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds (MCH COR) - Apply by Mar 20
Increasing Organ Donor Awareness - Apply by Feb 17
Primary Health Care/Health Centers
Service Area Competition - Additional Areas (SAC-AA) - Harrington, Maine; Brooklyn, Maryland; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Apply by Feb 21
Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program - Apply by Mar 6
Black Lung Clinics Program - Apply by Mar 6
Black Lung Center of Excellence - Apply by Mar 6
Frontier Community Health Integration Project Technical Assistance, Tracking, and Analysis Program - Apply by Mar 13