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Oct 5, 2022 - Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comments on establishing a National Directory of Healthcare Providers & Services (NDH). The NDH could serve as a "centralized data hub" for healthcare provider, facility, and entity directory information publicly accessible nationwide. Comments are due within 60 days of the publication of this notice, which is scheduled for October 7, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 4, 2022 - Notice from the Department of Education inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for the Mental Health Service Professional (MHSP) Demonstration Grant Program. The MHSP Program provides competitive grants to support and demonstrate innovative partnerships to train school-based mental health services providers for employment in schools and local educational agencies (LEAs). Applications are due by November 3, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 4, 2022 - Notice from the Department of Education inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for the School-Based Mental Health Services (SBMH) Grant Program. The SBMH program provides competitive grants to State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and consortia of LEAs to increase the number of credentialed school-based mental health services providers providing mental health services to students in LEAs with demonstrated need. Applications are due by November 3, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 4, 2022 - Describes discussions at the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Conference in Dallas on September 27th. Topics included shortages among mental health professionals and nurses, and employee assistance programs to help deal with trauma and burnout.
Source: State of Reform
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
Oct 3, 2022 - Announces funding available through the School-Based Mental Health Services program and the Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant program to increase access to mental health services for students and young people, funded through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations. Intended to help with recruiting, preparing, hiring, and training highly qualified school-based mental health providers, including in underserved and rural communities.
Source: U.S. Department of Education
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 30, 2022 - Describes recent updates to the Indian Health Service's (IHS) Trauma-Informed Care policy, which requires IHS employees to complete annual training on trauma, including historical trauma, impacting American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Discusses ongoing work on the part of IHS to support trauma-informed care.
Source: Indian Health Service
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 26, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking comment on two forms to collect disparity-related information, the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Program Specific Form and the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Application Program Specific Form. This data collection is intended to close a gap in data needed for program performance evaluation. Comments are due by October 26, 2022.
Source: Federal Register