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News by Topic: Health workforce education and training

Sep 23, 2022 - Highlights a new certified nurse-midwife program launched by the University of Arizona in response to rural OB-GYN provider losses in rural Arizona, noting that 1 in 4 rural women give birth at hospitals that are not local. Describes the program's aims to increase the nurse-midwife workforce and address maternal health disparities in the state. May require subscription to view the full article.
Source: The Arizona Republic
Aug 22, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking comments on a proposed information collection project titled "National Network of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Prevention Training Centers." This information collection supports the management of the National Network of Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinical Prevention Training Center (NNPTC) project and evaluates the reach and impact of the NNPTC's training activities. Comments are due by October 21, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 18, 2022 - Announces new funding opportunities for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program and Teaching Health Center Planning and Development program. Describes the aims of each funding program and offers information on a pre-launch webinar on Wednesday, August 24th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Aug 11, 2022 - Announces the development of a new American Indian Health AHEC Regional Center in Arizona, which will focus exclusively on American Indian healthcare and its workforce. Describes the need for workforce development in the state and the planned programming of the center.
Source: The University of Arizona Health Sciences
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
Aug 8, 2022 - Announces nearly $60 million in funding to support rural health workforce growth and access to quality healthcare. Provides an overview of the funded efforts in healthcare job development, training, and placement, as well as funding for new rural medical residency programs and a $1 million award to 3 organizations working to increase access to healthcare for rural veterans.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 8, 2022 - Features a new dental residency program in New Hampshire, the first in the state, which aims to address shortages of dental providers in rural and underserved areas.
Source: New Hampshire Public Radio
Aug 2, 2022 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Education proposing priorities, requirements, and definitions under the Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program. These proposed priorities, requirements, and definitions are designed to provide competitive grants to support and demonstrate innovative partnerships to train school-based mental health services providers in local educational agencies (LEAs) with demonstrated need. The goal of the program is to increase the number of high-quality, trained providers to address the shortages of mental health services professionals in schools served by high-need LEAs. Comments are due by September 1, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 2, 2022 - Features the impacts of a new residency program in Colquitt County, Georgia, including an increase in research and development, retention of graduates from the program, and training benefits for rural doctors. Notes challenges for rural physicians related to high patient to provider ratios and incentives for doctors to practice in rural areas.
Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting