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HRSA eNews July 7, 2016

zikavirusJune 23, 2016 - Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced more than $742,000 in funding to three health centers in American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands to help combat the Zika virus.

These funds will be used to expand preventive and primary care services, outreach, and patient education and screening. The three health centers and their 12 delivery sites in American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands served nearly 26,000 patients in 2014, including more than 6,000 women age 15 to 45.

Read the news release.

Clipart of a woman holding a babyPartnering with parents, HRSA’s Federal Home Visiting Program helps children succeed. The Program supports voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services for at-risk pregnant women and parents with young children up to kindergarten entry in all 50 states, DC and five territories.

Find out how the Program served communities in FY 2015.

In one of the largest such investments in HRSA's history, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced in June that 420 health centers in 47 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico will receive $156 million in funding to hire 1,600 new dentists, dental hygienists, assistants, aides and technicians.

More than 49 million people live in 5,000 Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas, according to the Bureau of Health Workforce. In rural areas, it is estimated that nearly a third of adults have untreated tooth decay.

Learn more about oral health care in America.

bhwlogo250HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) is seeking a Deputy Associate Administrator to support the Associate Administrator in improving the health of underserved and vulnerable populations by strengthening the health workforce and connecting skilled professionals to communities in need.

This includes providing strategic coordination, alignment and enhanced communication between HRSA's workforce programs to increase the number of practicing health care providers to address shortages, and develop ongoing strategies to monitor, forecast and meet long-term health workforce needs.

Interested applicants can apply for the Deputy Associate Administrator position by July 12, 2016. 

Ryan White 2016 Conference

Don't miss these two key deadlines for the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment. The conference will take place August 23-26 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC.

July 15 - Deadline Extended for Exhibitors

HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau has extended the deadline for exhibitors at the National Convention! HRSA invites researchers, advocacy partners, foundations, national organizations as well as federal agencies, to register as prospective exhibitors at the National Conference. Exhibiting is free, but space is limited. Please email for more information.

July 25 - Deadline to Register

There's still time to participate in the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment. To register and learn more, visit

HHS ACF LogoThe Administration for Children and Families announces an opportunity to advise the HHS Secretary and the Attorney General on practical and general policies concerning improvements to the Nation’s response to the trafficking of children and youth in the United States. The National Advisory Committee on the Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States is authorized by the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-183).

To be considered for participation in the Advisory Committee, submit a Statement of Interest form by 5pm EDT on July 20, 2016. The Statement of Interest Form, resume, and optional letters can be emailed to Contact Kate Cooper at 202-205-4554 for questions.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.  The Summer Meals Resources sheet is a handy guide and includes a link to the summer meal site locator tool, which can help children, parents, and community leaders locate sites serving summer meals near them.

View more SFSP resources (PDF - 78 KB).

SMAIF Supports HRSA Grant Opportunity to Address HIV Care Continuum in Southern Metropolitan Areas

The south lags behind much of the rest of the nation on a number of key outcomes including viral suppression and survival among people living with HIV. To help address this, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced a funding opportunity for a new program: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Building Care and Prevention Capacity: Addressing the HIV Care Continuum in Southern Metropolitan Areas. The program is funded by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF).

Learn more about this grant opportunity.

SMAIF-Funded HRSA Grant Opportunity Will Expand Use of Community Health Workers to Improve Access to HIV Care

Community health workers (CHWs) can play a key role in linking people living with HIV to critical medical care and providing ongoing support to help them navigate the health care system and remain adherent to HIV treatment.

With the funding from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced a funding opportunity for a new program: Improving Access to Care: Using Community Health Workers to Improve Linkage and Retention in HIV Care (HRSA 16-185). The announcement solicits applications to support a single organization that will serve as the Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center (TAEC) for the new initiative.

Learn more about this grant opportunity.

CMS has announced $20 million to fund contracted on-the-ground training and education for Medicare clinicians in individual or small group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer. These funds will help provide hands-on training tailored to small practices, especially those that practice in historically underserved areas including rural areas, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas, to prepare for the MACRA Quality Payment Program.  Responses are due July 28, 2016.

Read the MACRA Quality Improvement Direct Technical Assistance Funding Announcement.

Learn more about the MACRA Quality Payment Program

The Indian Health Service (IHS) has announced a new HIV/AIDS prevention and care funding opportunity available to Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations and Urban Indian organizations. The funding is intended to meet American Indian and Alaska Native community needs to improve HIV prevention and care outcomes to align with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020. The application deadline is August 28, 2016.

Learn more about this grant opportunity.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2017

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