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HRSA Issues Regulatory Update

The United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has issued an update on its regulatory activities.  HRSA highlights using data for health workforce planning, medical-legal partnerships, and integrating primary and behavioral health care.  You can read the complete HRSA regulatory update, with links to additional resources, below.

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February 1, 2018

Journal article estimates ADHD prevalence in U.S. children

four children laying on the grassA new journal article co-authored by CDC researchers and HRSA's Michael Kogan and Reem Ghandour estimates the national prevalence of parent-reported attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and treatment among U.S. children.

The article is the first publication to use data from the latest National Survey on Children’s Health, a HRSA initiative that provides national and state level estimates of key measures of child health and well-being.

The study found that, though the estimated prevalence of ADHD diagnosis does not appear to have increased in the time since previous estimates were published, a sizeable proportion of children and adolescents have been diagnosed, and many, but not all, are receiving treatment that appears to be generally consistent with clinical recommendations.

Read the abstract in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.

Using data for health workforce planning

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Did you miss the Using Data Visualization for Health Workforce Planning webinar? Learn about population demographics, health behaviors, and health outcomes, as well as the health care system and workforce through data visualization.

You can watch it and any of the HRSA-funded Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center (HWTAC) webinar sessions online.

Webinar: cardiovascular disease in women and minority populations

clipart of a heart and a stethoscopeDate: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST

To kick-off American Heart Month, HRSA’s Office of Regional Operations and the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Region 7 will host a webinar to help raise awareness about heart disease and how you can prevent it.

Learn more and register for the webinar.

Now available: Presentations from the 2017 HHS Integrated Care Meeting

photo of a doctor talking with a patientPresentations on the best practices in primary and behavioral care integration from HHS and other federal grantees are now available.

The presentations are from the State of the Art: Research, Models, Promising Practices and Sustaining Integrated Caremeeting in June.

The event highlighted models of integrated care, key findings from the research community, examples of diverse grantee practices regarding service delivery, presentations by HHS agencies, and a wide range of resources to support efforts to build integrated systems of care.

Watch the presentations.

Webinar: Medical-Legal Partnership in action – Adapting MLP to your health center & community

photo of two doctors talkingThis webinar originally aired January 9, 2018, and is now available online.

Addressing patients' health-harming civil legal needs as part of primary care has emerged as a critical strategy for HRSA-funded health centers seeking to tackle the social determinants of health, such as housing, income, and public benefits. Medical-legal partnerships (MLP) have documented experiences improving health outcomes, increasing patient engagement and lowering health care costs.

This webinar will help you understand:

  • The MLP approach and field, and how it aligns with existing health centers' services and priorities, especially enabling services; and
  • The opportunities for multi-sector engagement across all health centers and civil legal aid offices with a focus on population health strategies.

Register and watch the webinar (registration is required).

This Month

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  • American Heart Month
  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Feb 7)
  • National Donor Day (Feb 14)


Funding Opportunities

Health Workforce

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program- Apply by February 28

Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities- Apply by March 12

Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program- Apply by April 12


Healthcare Systems

Increasing Organ Donation Awareness - Apply by February 12



Implementation of Evidence-Informed Behavioral Health Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men who Have Sex with Men – Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider- Apply by February 5

Implementation of Evidence-Informed Behavioral Health Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men - Demonstration Sites- Apply by February 5

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program- Apply by March 9

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program - March 23

Evidence-Informed Approaches to Improving Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV- Apply by March 26


Maternal & Child Health

Bright Futures Pediatric Implementation Program- Apply by February 5

Supporting State Maternal and Child Health Policy Innovation Program- Apply by February 16

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)- Apply by February 16

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program- Apply by February 20

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Screening and Education- Apply by March 13

Quality Improvement in Newborn Screening Program- Apply by March 20

Vision Screening in Young Children- Apply by March 26

Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Capacity Building Program- Apply by March 27


Rural Health

Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies - Apply by February 20

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation Cooperative Agreement- Apply by February 23

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program- Apply by February 23

Rural Health Clinic Policy and Clinical Assessment Program- Apply by March 16


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