Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program
The Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding to support and disseminate research on trends in health workforce. The overall goals of the program are to collect, analyze, and report health workforce program data to the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis and the public, as well as to provide technical assistance to local and regional organization on health workforce data.
In this cycle, two separate HWRCs will be funded:
Health Equity in Health Education Workforce and
Training with a focus on strengthening the
evidence base for effective education and training
programs that can enable and empower a health workforce
capable of fostering health equity. Includes activities
- Looking at how current training programs incorporate consideration of health equity, including social needs, social determinants of health, and related elements, into their programs.
- Creating measures to track consideration of health equity into education and training programs.
- Evaluating education and training programs to understand whether and how the incorporation of health equity considerations may improve healthcare delivery, with respect to factors such as: increasing access to primary care; mitigating provider shortages in underserved areas; delivering integrated primary, behavioral, and oral health care; addressing health workforce diversity; and strengthening community/provider partnerships.
Behavioral Health Workforce with a
focus on research that addresses current and emerging
behavioral health workforce challenges. Includes
activities such as:
- Strengthening the behavioral health workforce to address the consequences and impact of substance use disorders and mental illness, including the developing evidence-based strategies for treatment of severe substance use disorders and mental illness.
- Addressing behavioral health workforce shortages and maldistribution to identify strategies to strengthen training, recruitment, and retention, especially in rural and underserved areas, among other things.
- Improving service delivery and reimbursement to identify new models of service delivery, improve behavioral health providers' understanding and implementation of telehealth and other technology-assisted care models, and to assess integration of behavioral health and primary care, among other things.
Eligible applicants include states, State workforce investment boards, public health or health professions schools, academic health centers, and public or private nonprofit entity. Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations may apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible.
Health Equity in Health Workforce Education and Training: Up to $450,000/year for 4 years
Behavioral Health Workforce: Up to $900,000/year for 4 years
Links to the full announcement and application are available through grants.gov.
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