Non-Competitive Program Expansion Supplement To Revise, Update, and Disseminate Educational Curricula Regarding Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will be issuing a non-competitive program expansion supplement to 45 Geriatric Education Centers (GEC) Program grantees to revise, update, and disseminate educational curricula regarding Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias (AD). Approximately $2,000,000 will be available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 and $4,000,000 in FY 2013 from the Prevention and Public Health Fund, created by the Affordable Care Act. The GEC grantees have the capacity, capability, expertise, experience, and infrastructure to expeditiously, effectively, and efficiently implement the AD initiative within their existing educational programming. The programmatic supplements will allow the Bureau of Health Professions to consolidate resources and provide enhanced technical assistance, grant funds, grant monitoring and oversight to the AD initiative within currently existing grants.
``Low Income Levels'' Used for Various Health Professions and Nursing Programs Included in Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is updating income levels used to identify a ``low income family'' for the purpose of determining eligibility for programs that provide health professions and nursing training for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. These various programs are included in Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act. The Department periodically publishes in the Federal Register low- income levels used to determine eligibility for grants and cooperative agreements to institutions providing training for (1) disadvantaged individuals, (2) individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, or (3) individuals from ``low-income'' families.
Recruitment of Sites for Assignment of Corps Personnel Obligated Under the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces that the listing of entities, and their Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) scores, that will receive priority for the assignment of National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship recipients (Corps Personnel, Corps members) during the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, is posted on the NHSC Web site at http:// datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/HGDWReports/ OneClickRptFilter.aspx?rptName=NHSCAppSiteList&rptFormat=HTML 3.2. This searchable database specifies all currently approved NHSC service sites, by State, and can be utilized to determine which entities are eligible to receive assignment of Corps members who are participating in the NHSC Scholarship Program based on the threshold HPSA score set forth below. Please note that entities on this list may or may not have current job opportunities for NHSC scholars. Furthermore, not all vacancies associated with sites on the list described below will be for Corps members, but could be for NHSC Scholarship Program participants serving their obligation through the Private Practice Option.