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HRSA eNews May 19, 2016

May 4, 2016 - HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced over $260 million in funding to 290 health centers in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for facility renovation, expansion, or construction. Health centers will use this funding to increase their patient capacity and to provide additional comprehensive primary and preventive health services to medically underserved populations.

“Health centers are cornerstones of the communities they serve,” said Secretary Burwell.  “Today’s awards will empower health centers to build more capacity and provide needed health care to hundreds of thousands of additional individuals and their families.”

Read the news release.

See the list of award winners.

Luis Padilla

Luis Padilla, M.D., has been named the new Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW).  Dr. Padilla previously served as BHW’s Deputy Associate Administrator. Prior to joining HRSA, Dr. Padilla was senior health policy advisor to the CEO of Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C., a federally qualified health center network with over 100,000 patients. A committed advocate for the underserved, Dr. Padilla is a former National Health Service Corps Scholar and NHSC National Advisory Council member.

Learn more about Dr. Padilla.

Title V Information System Pie ChartHRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau recently unveiled a new and improved Title V Information System (TVIS) website.

Through its web reports, TVIS makes available to the public key financial, program and performance data reported by state Title V programs in their yearly Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Applications/Annual Reports.

Learn about TVIS.

May 5, 2016 - The Indian Health Service issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide telehealth services at its seven hospitals and many health centers and other facilities throughout Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. IHS is seeking to expand telehealth services as a means of strengthening access to care at its facilities in all 19 Great Plains Area service units, which serve 130,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Read the Press Release.

Read the Request for Proposals.

Clean Hands Count

CDC introduced a new campaign to promote hand hygiene in healthcare settings. Clean Hands Count aims to:

  • Improve healthcare provider adherence to CDC hand hygiene recommendations
  • Address the myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene
  • Empower patients to play a role in their care by asking or reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands

Learn more about Clean Hands Count.

Women's Health Week

See the full infographic for National Women's Health Week (PDF - 212 KB).

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Nurses Week

See the full infographic for Nurses Week (PDF - 1.3 MB).

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Date Last Reviewed:  July 2017

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