HRSA awards $17 million to boost community primary care training

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA NEWS ROOM
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Thursday, September 30, 2010
CONTACT: HRSA PRESS OFFICE
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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced $17 million to bolster primary care training in communities across the nation.  

Today’s 99 grants, funded under 2010 appropriations, will support 21 Area Health Education Centers, 68 Geriatric Academic Career awards and 10 Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program awards.  

“These grants address the Obama Administration’s commitment to strengthening the health care workforce to meet future needs,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.  “They target community-level health professions shortages, support workforce diversity, and provide for retooling our workforce to meet the demands of an aging population, the chronically ill, and disabled.”

Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program ($10 million)

Awards fall under two AHEC programs: Infrastructure Development grants go to four universities to establish and advance state-wide or multi-county AHEC programs; and Point of Service Maintenance and Enhancement grants support 17 universities that have established partnerships with community-based AHECs.  AHEC programs are interdisciplinary, community-based training programs led by academic and community leaders who collaborate to improve the supply, distribution, diversity, and quality of health care personnel, with a special focus on primary care personnel in rural and other underserved communities.

Geriatric Academic Career Awards (GACA) Program ($5 million)

Sixty-eight (68) GACA grants will support career development for academic geriatric specialists to help address the fast-growing 65-plus population, which is expected to almost double by 2030.  In recognition of the importance of comprehensive care, the Affordable Care Act modified this program to expand eligible entities to include schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy or other allied health disciplines in an accredited health professions school that is approved by the HHS Secretary.  GACA grants focus on chronic disease management, geriatric ethics, palliative care, and health promotion. Award recipients also work with underserved and uninsured patients across many community settings including acute, ambulatory, and long-term care.  

Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide (NAHHA) Program ($2.4 million)

Ten (10) NAHHA grants will go to colleges or programs that provide community-based training to nursing assistants and home health aides who treat the elderly, chronically ill, and disabled.  As nursing homes and home health agencies continue to have problems with recruitment and retention of qualified workers, there is growing concern over the current and projected shortages of these frontline direct care workers.  Grantees project that these awards will enable them to train more than 4,000 nursing assistant and home health aide students over the 3-year project period.

A list of awards follows. For more information on HRSA’s health professions programs, visit http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/  Information on the Affordable Care Act is available at www.healthcare.gov.


Program Name

Total Award

# of Grantees

Geriatric Academic Career Awards $5,032,200.00 68
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program $2,411,968.00 10
Area Health Education Centers -Infrastructure $2,336,760.00 4
Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service $7,723,170.00 17
Total $17,504,098.00 99

 


Alabama
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham $74,991.00
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham $74,991.00
TOTAL:  $149,982.00
Arizona
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona Tucson $74,991.00
Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Arizona Tucson $495,075.00
TOTAL:  $570,066.00
Arkansas
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock $74,991.00
TOTAL:  $74,991.00
California
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco $74,991.00
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco $74,991.00
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco $74,991.00
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco $69,392.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
American National Red Cross Santa Rosa $247,848.00
TOTAL:  $542,213.00
Colorado
Grantee City Award
Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Aurora $495,075.00
TOTAL:  $495,075.00
Connecticut
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Yale University New Haven $74,991.00
TOTAL:  $74,991.00
Florida
Grantee City Award
Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
Nova Southeastern University, Inc. Fort Lauderdale $198,030.00
University of Miami Miami $198,030.00
TOTAL:  $396,060.00
Georgia
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Emory University Atlanta $74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
Medical College of Georgia Augusta $396,060.00
TOTAL:  $471,051.00
Hawaii
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Hawaii Honolulu $74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Hawaii Honolulu $891,135.00
TOTAL:  $966,126.00
Illinois
Grantee City Award
 Area Health Education Centers - Infrastructure
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago $522,277.00
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
The University of Chicago Chicago $74,991.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
Jewish Vocational Service and Employment Center Chicago $250,000.00
TOTAL:  $847,268.00
Indiana
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Indiana University Indianapolis $69,392.00
Indiana University Indianapolis $74,991.00
Indiana University Indianapolis $74,991.00
TOTAL:  $219,374.00
Kansas
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute Kansas City $74,991.00
TOTAL:  $74,991.00
Kentucky
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc. Louisville $74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Louisville Research Foundation Louisvillle $792,120.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
Hazard Community and Technical College Hazard $248,104.00
TOTAL:  $1,115,215.00
Louisiana
Grantee City Award
Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport $198,030.00
TOTAL:  $198,030.00
Maine
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Maine Medical Center Portland $74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of New England Biddeford $297,045.00
TOTAL:  $372,036.00
Massachusetts
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston $69,392.00
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston $74,991.00
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston $74,991.00
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston $69,392.00
Trustees of Boston University, Boston University Medical Campus Boston $74,991.00
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Roslindale $74,991.00
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester $74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester $594,090.00
TOTAL:  $1,107,829.00
Michigan
Grantee City Award
 Area Health Education Centers - Infrastructure
Wayne State University Detroit $306,317.00
TOTAL:  $306,317.00
Mississippi
Grantee City Award
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson $693,105.00
TOTAL:  $693,105.00
Missouri
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Curators of the University of Missouri Columbia $74,991.00
Saint Louis University Saint Louis $74,991.00
Saint Louis University Saint Louis $74,991.00
Saint Louis University Saint Louis $74,991.00
TOTAL:  $299,964.00
Montana
Grantee City Award
 Area Health Education Centers - Infrastructure
Montana State University Bozeman $1,253,837.00
TOTAL:  $1,253,837.00
North Carolina
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
East Carolina University Greenville $74,991.00
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Winston Salem $74,991.00
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Winston Salem $74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill $891,135.00
TOTAL:  $1,116,108.00
New Hampshire
Grantee City Award
Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
Trustees of Dartmouth College Hanover $198,030.00
TOTAL:  $198,030.00
New Mexico
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Albuquerque $74,991.00
TOTAL:  $74,991.00
New York
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Montefiore Medical Center Bronx $69,392.00
Montefiore Medical Center Bronx $69,392.00
Montefiore Medical Center Bronx $74,991.00
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University New York $74,991.00
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University New York $74,991.00
Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York $74,991.00
Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York $69,392.00
Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York $74,991.00
Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York $74,991.00
Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York $74,991.00
University of Rochester Rochester $69,392.00
University of Rochester Rochester $69,392.00
University of Rochester Rochester $74,991.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Ed. Services Buffalo $250,000.00
TOTAL:  $1,196,888.00
Ohio
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati $74,991.00
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati $74,991.00
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Cleveland $74,991.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter Cleveland $229,658.00
TOTAL:  $454,631.00
Oklahoma
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City $74,991.00
TOTAL:  $74,991.00
Oregon
Grantee City Award
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay $249,816.00
TOTAL:  $249,816.00
Puerto Rico
Grantee City Award
Area Health Education Centers - Infrastructure
Universidad Central del Caribe Bayamon $254,329.00
TOTAL:  $254,329.00
Pennsylvania
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia $74,991.00
Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia $74,991.00
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia $74,991.00
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia $74,991.00
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia $69,392.00
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh $74,991.00
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh $74,991.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
Penn Asian Senior Services Jenkintown $249,919.00
St. Joseph Regional Health Network Reading $186,623.00
TOTAL:  $955,880.00
South Carolina
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of South Carolina Columbia $69,392.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
Medical University of South Carolina Charleston $396,060.00
TOTAL:  $465,452.00
Tennessee
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville $74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
Meharry Medical College Nashville $297,045.00
TOTAL:  $372,036.00
Texas
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas $74,991.00
Baylor College of Medicine Houston $69,392.00
Baylor College of Medicine Houston $74,991.00
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio $74,991.00
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio $74,991.00
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio $74,991.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
Sears Methodist Retirement System, Inc. Austin $250,000.00
TOTAL:  $694,347.00
Utah
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Utah Salt Lake City $74,991.00
University of Utah Salt Lake City $74,991.00
TOTAL:  $149,982.00
Vermont
Grantee City Award
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Burlington $297,045.00
TOTAL:  $297,045.00
Washington
Grantee City Award
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Washington Seattle $74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Washington Seattle $396,060.00
TOTAL:  $471,051.00
Wisconsin
Grantee City Award
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
The College of Menominee Nation Keshena $250,000.00
TOTAL:  $250,000.00
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The Health Resources and Services Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  HRSA is the primary Federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.  For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2017