Six rural hospitals in the Delta region selected to receive technical assistance.
January 16 - HRSA, working in collaboration with the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), has selected six rural hospitals across four states in the Delta region to share $2 million for intensive technical assistance in the areas of finance, operations, technology and quality-improvement.
“We are looking forward to working with DRA on this important program,” said HRSA Administrator George Sigounas, MS, Ph.D. “This support will help these hospitals strengthen their health care systems and improve health outcomes in the Delta region.”
Our year in review
Every year we make significant strides to accomplish our mission. 2017 was no different. Discover what we accomplished together in 2017.
See our 2017 Year In Review infographic (PDF - 540 KB).
Also check out the new HRSA Agency Overview Factsheet (PDF - 530 KB).
Deceased organ donors in U.S. exceeded 10 thousand for first time in 2017
During 2017, the number of deceased organ donors in the United States topped 10,000 for the first time, according to preliminary data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). For the year, organs were recovered from 10,281 donors, representing a 3.1 percent increase over 2016 and an increase of 27 percent since 2007.
“We are grateful that more lives are being saved, year after year, thanks to the boundless generosity of organ donors,” said Yolanda Becker, M.D., president of the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors. “We remain committed to increasing the number of transplants still further to help the many thousands of people in need of a transplant to sustain them and vastly improve their quality of life.”
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
Each year about 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Two screening tests (Pap test and HPV test) can help prevent cervical cancer or find it early. In 2016, more than 3.6 million HRSA-funded health centers female patients received cervical cancer screening.
Learn more about best practices for screening and preventing cervical cancer with these resources:
Save the date: 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) will host the 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment from
December 11-14, 2018, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center located at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD.
The 2018 conference theme is Catalyzing Success: Advancing Innovation. Leveraging Data. Ending the HIV Epidemic. The Clinical Conference at the 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment will be held December 9-11, 2018.
HRSA/HAB hosts the conference every two years to deliver program and policy updates, share innovative models of care, and provide training and technical assistance to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients; federal, national, state, and local stakeholders; health care and service delivery providers; and people living with HIV.
The conference provides a forum to share best practice models and strategies that will help attendees facilitate a coordinated national response designed to reduce new HIV infections and HIV-related health disparities.
2015 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program State Profile website now available
The HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau’s 2015 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program State Profiles are now available.
The State Profiles provide a national and state-by-state look at 2015 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Services Report (RSR) client-level data utilizing an interactive web platform that allows users to compare states, compare states to the U.S. overall, or compare data by year.
HRSA/HAB utilizes these client-level data to monitor and support the progress of improving care and treatment for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients.
NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator helps find quality treatment for alcohol use disorder
An important new online resource is now available to help people recognize and find high quality treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD), which affects more than 15 million adults in the United States.
The NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator helps individuals and their loved ones negotiate the often-complicated process of choosing treatment for alcohol misuse by telling them what they need to know, and what they need to do, to recognize and choose quality care.
The Navigator includes tips on how to recognize five signs of quality care, recommends 10 questions to ask potential providers when looking for high-quality treatment, and includes online directories of treatment providers.
Webinar - Strategies to combat opioid use in rural communities
TODAY, January 18, 2018, 2 pm ET
The opioid epidemic is an ongoing problem in rural areas. Rural youth, young adults, women experiencing domestic violence, and people living in states with large rural populations suffer from higher rates of opioid use than their urban counterparts. Opioid overdose deaths are growing faster in rural counties than urban counties.
This presentation by John Gale, MS, of the University of Southern Maine, focuses on a wide range of strategies that communities can use to combat the opioid problem. In particular, it will discuss cost-effective, evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs that have been successfully implemented in rural communities. It will conclude by describing community organizing strategies to engage a wide range of local stakeholders to reduce the burden of opioid use.
Regional Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) Program - Apply by January 19
Preventive Medicine Residency Program - Apply by January 26
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program- Apply by January 29
Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Training Primary Care Champions - Apply by January 30
Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program - Apply by February 28
Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities - Apply by March 12
Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program - Apply by April 12
Increasing Organ Donation Awareness - Apply by February 12
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D Women, Infants, Children, and Youth (WICY) Grants Supplemental Funding - Apply by January 30
Implementation of Evidence-Informed Behavioral Health Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men who Have Sex with Men – Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider - Apply by February 5
Implementation of Evidence-Informed Behavioral Health Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men - Demonstration Sites - Apply by February 5
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program - Apply by March 9
Maternal & Child Health
Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Program - Apply by January 19
R40 Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) Program - Apply by January 19
Bright Futures Pediatric Implementation Program - Apply by February 5
Supporting State Maternal and Child Health Policy Innovation Program - Apply by February 16
Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) - Apply by February 16
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program - Apply by February 20
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Screening and Education - Apply by March 13
Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies - Apply by February 20
Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation Cooperative Agreement - Apply by February 23
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program - Apply by February 23
Rural Health Clinic Policy and Clinical Assessment Program - Apply by March 16