Final Notice Regarding Updates and Clarifications of the Implementation of the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces updates and clarifications for the implementation of the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program under authority of Section 737 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act). This notice supersedes all previous notices regarding the SDS program. A notice which proposed updates and clarified implementation of the SDS program was published in the Federal Register on March 20, 2012 (77 FR 16244). A period of 30 days was established to allow public comment concerning the proposed updates and implementation. Twenty-two letters were received, each with multiple comments. This notice discusses the comments and sets forth the final updates and implementation to the SDS program.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Solicitation of Comments
This Federal Register Notice solicits comments on Parts A through F of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Comments are solicited to inform the 2013 reauthorization of the Program, which was most recently reauthorized under Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act (PHS), as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program). Stakeholders will be invited to share written comments regarding reauthorization of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program through the Web portal at www.regulations.gov. HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau will also host listening sessions in the form of teleconferences or webinars to engage stakeholders across the U.S. At least four listening sessions will be conducted, each targeting different geographic areas. The listening sessions will offer stakeholders the opportunity to discuss reauthorization of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Listening sessions will be announced as dates are determined. Dates will be announced at http://hab.hrsa.gov/reauthorization/.
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will be issuing a non-competitive one-year extension with funds for the National Healthy Tomorrows Technical Assistance Resource Center at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Up to $176,855 will be awarded over a one-year extended project period. The National Healthy Tomorrows Technical Assistance Resource Center provides support for the activities of the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP), community-based grants that address priority issues determined by the community. Through a cooperative agreement, the Resource Center also offers consultation to HTPCP program participants to ensure successful implementation and sustainability of community-based initiatives; facilitates involvement of local partners such as pediatricians, State/local AAP chapters, State/local maternal and child health agencies, and other private sector partners in HTPCP projects to promote successful implementation of community-based maternal and child health initiatives; and conducts a national evaluation of HTPCP projects that assesses critical factors contributing to program sustainability, effectiveness and impact of community-based projects post HTPCP funding, and the ability of projects to develop meaningful evaluation and sustainability plans. A 2005 national evaluation found that 80 percent of HTPCP projects are fully or partially sustained 5 years post-Federal funding. The proposed extension with funds will allow the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to align the National Healthy Tomorrows Technical Assistance Resource Center with the National Center for Medical Home Implementation.