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Oct 3, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces the renewal of the Council on Graduate Medical Education. The charter is effective September 30, 2022, through September 30, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 30, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS). Revisions include expanding the sample of physicians, advanced practice providers, and health centers, as well as modifying the Health Center Facility Interview. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 29, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking comments on the extension of an application form for the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (LRP). The information collection is used by the Nurse Corps program to make award decisions about Nurse Corps LRP applicants and to monitor a participant's compliance with the program's service requirements. Comments are due by November 28, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 22, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHAC) will hold a virtual public meeting on November 1-3, 2022. Agenda items include discussions related to HIV and the workforce, including non-traditional partnerships to address people with HIV who are out of care, AIDS Education and Training Center program, integrating innovative programs to address HIV workforce challenges into the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, and how to use community health workers and disease intervention specialists more effectively in HIV and STD prevention, care, and treatment. Registration is required by October 28, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 21, 2022 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Medicare Registration Application and 2) Medicare Enrollment Application for Physician and Non-Physician Practitioners. Comments are due November 21, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 13, 2022 - Highlights the work of behavioral health researchers and suicide prevention organizations to expand access to mental healthcare in rural Nebraska, noting extreme mental health workforce shortages in remote areas of the state. Describes statewide suicide prevention efforts and training programs to grow the rural mental health workforce.
Source: Nebraska Public Media
Aug 23, 2022 - Notice of proposed rule from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposing changes to its medical regulations that govern the VA healthcare professionals who practice via telehealth. Changes include amending the definition of healthcare professional by including postgraduate healthcare employees and health professions trainees to be consistent with the statutory authorities established in the VA MISSION Act of 2018 and the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. Comments are due by October 24, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 18, 2022 - The Census Bureau is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN). The survey is designed to obtain data to determine the characteristics and distribution of Registered Nurses (RNs) throughout the United States, as well as emerging patterns in their employment characteristics. These data will provide the means for the evaluation and assessment of the evolving demographics, educational qualifications, and career employment patterns of RNs. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 12, 2022 - Describes workforce shortages in Wisconsin community health centers, with dentist shortages impacting rural areas across the state. Discusses challenges related to training and recruiting a large enough dental workforce to meet the state's needs.
Source: Wisconsin Public Radio
Aug 10, 2022 - Highlights the experiences of 3 early-career doctors who participated in the Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP), offered through a partnership between the Illinois State Medical Society and the Illinois Farm Bureau that supports rural medical school applicants willing to serve in a rural community in the state.
Source: Lincoln Courier