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Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce – Funding & Opportunities

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COPE Curriculum Innovation Challenge: Innovative Learning and Teaching About Substance Use/ Opioid Use Disorders 2.0
An initiative to support teams of medical school faculty and medical students in integrating addiction medicine content into core clerkship rotations, with preference given to schools without dedicated faculty support in addiction medicine.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2022
Sponsors: Coalition on Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders, Opioid Response Network
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention - Registered Nurse Training Program
Funding to enhance nursing education and practice to advance the health of patients, families, and communities and improve health outcomes. The overall goal is to increase the number of nursing students trained in acute care settings to address and manage social determinant of health factors and improve health equity and health literacy in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 19, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention - Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academies Program
Funding to prepare nurses to serve as nursing clinical faculty and preceptors to newly hired or transitioning licensed nurses in a variety of care settings in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 22, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Massachusetts General Hospital Fellowship Program in Rural Health Leadership
A full-time fellowship for early-career clinicians who have an interest in partnering with rural communities to improve health. The fellowship includes a Master's Degree in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and focused clinical time in Rosebud, South Dakota at an Indian Health Service site.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
Sponsors: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
Certified Men's Health Educator Training
Course that focuses on the unique needs and challenges of boys and men, specifically in rural communities. While the course is available for all who are interested, currently the training will be provided at no cost for a limited number of individuals who live or work in designated rural counties in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Men's Health Network, Rural Health Association of Tennessee
Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO) Research Study
Opportunity for nursing homes to participate in a research study testing the Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO). The training focuses on the use of evidence-based, person-centered communication during interactions with older adults in nursing homes and other healthcare settings. Participants from rural areas are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of Kansas Medical Center
NRHA Rural Hospital CEO Certification Program
A rural hospital leadership and certification program for current and future rural hospital CEOs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Rural Health Association
NRHA Rural Hospital CFO Certification Program
A leadership and certification program for current Chief Financial Officers of rural hospitals.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Center for Rural Health Leadership, National Rural Health Association
NRHA Rural Hospital CNO Certification Program
A leadership and certification program for current Chief Nursing Officers of rural hospitals.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Center for Rural Health Leadership, National Rural Health Association
Rural Program Directors University
A training, networking, and peer learning community for program, associate program, and site directors of rural residency programs, training tracks, and pathways.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: RTT Collaborative

Last Updated: 8/4/2022