The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded more than $149 million in workforce development grants through a dozen programs aimed at preparing the next generation of primary care providers to serve communities across the country.
HRSA Acting Administrator Jim Macrae says the awards will help increase access to quality health care by educating and training culturally competent providers who are prepared to practice in high-need areas. Macrae says the vision is to positively impact every aspect of a health professional’s career, from education and training to service.
The new grants are awarded through the following programs:
- Primary Care Training and Enhancement – $14.5 million
- Advance Education Nursing Traineeship – $22.9 million
- Advanced Nursing Education – $11.3 million
- Graduate Psychology Education – $7.7 million
- Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement – $4.4 million
- Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship – $2.3 million
- Nurse Education Practice Quality and Retention – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Practicums in Community Settings – $3.1 million
- Nurse Education Practice Quality and Retention – Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Behavioral Health Integration – $4.3 million
- Nurse Faculty Loan Program – $24.4 million
- Nursing Workforce Diversity – $4.5 million
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award – $7.4 million
- Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students – $42.3 million
More details about each of the programs can be found here.