Registration is Open for the CityMatCH Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference

June 30, 2023

Registration is Open for the CityMatCH Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference

Join HRSA in New Orleans for the annual CityMatCH Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference Reconnecting and Transforming MCH: A Journey of Healing, Rebirth and Growth.

CityMatCH will host three pre-conference sessions on Tuesday, September 19 (registration is required for these sessions as space is limited to 75 participants per session.

Pre-Conference Sessions:

  • Social Epidemiologic Measurement and Methods for Maternal and Child Health Equity
  • Advancing Reproductive Health, Rights, & Justice: Making a Local Impact
  • A Roadmap: Integrating Environmental Justice & Maternal and Infant Health for Equitable Outcomes

Register for pre-conference sessions by selecting which one you plan to attend within your registration form

CityMatCH is a national membership organization of city and county health departments’ maternal and child health (MCH) programs and leaders representing urban communities in the United States. CityMatCH’s mission is to strengthen public health leaders and organizations to promote equity and improve the health of urban women, families, and communities.

When: September 20 – 22, 2023

Where: New Orleans, LA

Earlybird registration ends July 14, 2023.

Register Now


Webinar: Overview of the 2023-2025 HRSA Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

June 30, 2023

Webinar: Overview of the 2023-2025 HRSA Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Join the HRSA Office of Women’s Health (OWH), the Bureau of Primary Health Care, and the HIV/AIDS Bureau for an upcoming webinar.

Attendees will learn about the 2023-2025 HRSA Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Strategy’s aims, objectives, and activities for HRSA bureaus and offices to prevent and respond to IPV. Download the Strategy from the OWH IPV webpage.

When: July 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Register Now

Top 5 FAQs – Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Simulation Education Training (SET) Program (HRSA-23-129)

June 30, 2023

Top 5 FAQs – Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Simulation Education Training (SET) Program (HRSA-23-129)

The Health Resources Services Administration has provided the top 5 frequently asked questions related to the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Simulation Education Training (SET) Program (HRSA-23-120).

Q1: Can current SET grantees apply to this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)?

A:  Yes. Current NEPQR-SET grantees may apply. However, note the changes and requirements of the current NOFO. Your application must reflect the noted goals, objectives, and requirements.

Q2: Do interprofessional collaborative agreements have to be currently established or can they be established as part of this project?

A:   Any academic, practice, and community partnerships may be established or enhanced with the funding of this program. The applicant should provide any documents that describe working relationships via a letter of commitment/letter of support between the applicant organization and other entities and programs cited in the proposal.

Q3: Can students from other disciplines (PT, OT, PA, MD etc.) participate in the simulation activities funded by this grant if it is in an interprofessional setting with nursing students?

A:   Yes. Simulation based training must include collaborative interprofessional team based care.

Q4: Is application eligibility limited to programs with national accreditation or is approval from our state Board of Nursing sufficient?

A:   Schools of nursing must be accredited by a recognized body or by a state agency approved by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Q5: Are two-year associate degree nursing programs and diploma programs eligible?

A:   Eligible applicants include:

    • Accredited schools of nursing
    • Health care facilities, including federally qualified health centers or nurse managed health centers
    • A partnership of such a school and facility

In addition:

    • Domestic community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply if otherwise eligible.
    • Diploma school of nursing affiliated with a hospital or university, or an independent school, which provides primarily or exclusively a program of education in professional nursing and allied subjects leading to a diploma or to equivalent are eligible, only if such program, or such affiliated school or such hospital or university or such independent school is accredited.
    • For profit entities are NOT eligible.

More questions?
Check out the full list of FAQs and Technical Assistance Webinar recording.

Applications accepted until 11:59 p.n. ET on July 3, 2023

Faculty Loan Repayment Program Application Deadline Extended

June 30, 2023

Faculty Loan Repayment Program Application Deadline Extended

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program application deadline has been EXTENDED until Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Check out the trending questions received by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) in last week’s Q & A session to help you finish your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between the Faculty Loan Repayment Program and the Nurse Faculty Loan Program?
    •  The Faculty Loan Repayment Program is a loan repayment program for individuals serving as faculty members (including nurse faculty) at a health professions school. The Nurse Faculty Loan Program is a grant program for nursing schools that offer scholarships to nursing students who intend to serve as nurse faculty.
  •  How do I prove a disadvantaged background?
    • You must submit official documentation indicating that you come from an economically or environmentally disadvantaged background. You are encouraged to submit the Faculty Loan Repayment Program’s Disadvantaged Background Form (available in the online application), signed by a school official from a school you previously attended, as the official document.
  • If my university denies matching, will I still be eligible?
    • Yes. For institutions that are unable to provide matching loan repayments, applicants must provide an official letter from the employer requesting a full or partial waiver explaining the undue financial hardship.
  • If my employer only issues one-year contracts, am I eligible?
    • You must be employed by your site for two years; if your contract does not show two years, we will accept documentation from your employer on official letterhead stating their intent to employ you for a minimum of two years.
  • Can I work at a for-profit health professions school?
    • Employing schools of nursing and physician assistant programs are eligible if they are accredited public, private non-profit, or private for-profit. Employing schools for all other eligible health disciplines must be accredited non-profit to be eligible.
  • Can I make changes to my application after it is submitted?
    • No, you cannot make changes to your application once you have submitted it. Please check your application and documents prior to submission.

Before you apply:

Start Your Application:

For more information and resources, please review the Faculty Loan Repayment Program webpage.

Finish Your Application


2023 NOSORH Awards – Call for Nominations!

June 28, 2023

2023 NOSORH Awards – Call for Nominations!

The NOSORH Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2023 NOSORH Awards! These awards are a special way to recognize and celebrate the hard work and leadership of individuals and organizations dedicated to rural health.

Selections will be made by the NOSORH Awards Committee solely on the basis of the narrative submitted in the nomination form. Self-nominators will not be considered. NOSORH staff are not eligible for award nominations. There are no limits to the number of nominations submitted.

The online nomination process is simple and only takes about 15 minutes! There are no limits to the number of nominations submitted.

Award Categories:

  • Spirit of Rural Award – NOSORH Staff will select and present this award to a State Office of Rural Health or Individual who has demonstrated significant contributions to NOSORH and the SORH community through engagement in activities, services, and volunteerism.
  • SORH Innovation Award – (NOSORH Membership Required) This award honors a State Office of Rural Health that has demonstrated creative and engaging community outreach, programs, and activities to advance rural health.
  • NOSORH Advocate Award – This award recognizes a State Office of Rural Health or individual who has demonstrated exemplary collaboration with stakeholders or partners to raise awareness of State Offices of Rural Health, NOSORH, and/or rural communities
  • Collaboration Award – This award is presented to an individual or organization that demonstrates leadership in recognizing and promoting National Rural Health Day and the Power of Rural throughout the year.

Nominations will be accepted until Monday, July 31, at 5:00 pm ET.   

Click Here to Learn More & Submit a Nomination

HIV Community Engagement Forum

June 28, 2023

HIV Community Engagement Forum

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services invites you to attend the upcoming quarterly Community Engagement Forum focused on Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) in Missouri. These virtual sessions are designed for YOU! The Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis wants to hear your thoughts on how to end the HIV epidemic in Missouri and how best to serve people living with HIV. Registration is open and can be accessed by clicking the event time.

Community members are welcome to attend these events and provide their personal experiences for the purposes of planning future events.

Register for this event by clicking on the time that works best for you.

September 12, 2023, noon


September 12, 2023, 6 p.m.

NRHA Rural Hospital CMO Certification Program

June 27, 2023

NRHA Rural Hospital CMO Certification Program

Physician leaders can make an incredible contribution to the success of a rural hospital. NRHA is proud to announce the launch of the Rural Hospital CMO Certification Program. This program is for rural hospital CMOs, created by rural hospital CMOs. With the input of those with first-hand rural CMO experience, this program is pragmatic, efficient, and designed to make an impact.

How can we help you in supporting the rural hospital CMOs in your state? I welcome the opportunity to have a conversation and discuss.


NRHA’s Rural Hospital CMO Certification Program kicks off on July 19th. To learn more, visit


Questions? Please hit reply and I will get you answers.

Thank you!

Bill Auxier, Ph.D.

Executive Director

NRHA Certification Programs

The Impact of COVID-19 Funding on Profitability of Critical Access Hospitals

June 27, 2023


The Flex Monitoring Team (FMT) is pleased to release two new products exploring the financial impact of COVID-19 on Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). The first brief, The Impact of COVID-19 Funding on Profitability of Critical Access Hospitals, focuses on the impact of the Public Health Emergency funding (PHE funding) on CAHs. Here, the FMT estimates what profitability would have been if PHE funding had not been provided to CAHs.

In the second brief, The Impact of COVID-19 on CAH Financial Indicators, the FMT describes the impact of COVID-19, including federal relief funding, on CAH financial indicators, which are reported regularly in the Critical Access Hospital Measurement and Performance Assessment System (CAHMPAS).

HRSA Pediatric Specialty LRP Virtual Q&A Session

June 27, 2023

Pediatric Specialty LRP
Virtual Q&A Session
Wednesday, June 28, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

The Pediatric Specialty Loan Repayment Program offers a great opportunity to reduce student loan debt for eligible pediatric specialists. You’re invited to join our upcoming Q&A session this week, where you can learn more about eligibility requirements and how to prepare your application.

The application is open now through July 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Primary Care Training and Enhancement-Language and Disability Access (PCTE-LDA) (HRSA-23-123) Top 5 FAQs

June 23,2023

Primary Care Training and Enhancement-Language and Disability Access (PCTE-LDA) (HRSA-23-123) 

Top 5 FAQs

Q1: If an applicant intends to apply for both focus areas (LEP and IDD), will the trainees need to be trained in both focus areas?

       A: No. Trainees do not have to be trained in both tracks. However, if the trainee elects to do so, they are required to complete the clinical rotation in each                focus area.

The required clinical rotation for the LEP and the physical/IDD track is:

    • Two months for physician assistant students and medical residents
    • Two weeks for medical students

Q2: Do trainees have to participate for two consecutive months/weeks or can the rotation be spread throughout their period of training?

         A: No. The clinical rotation may be spread throughout their training.

Q3: Can I apply for more than one training level, such as physician assistant students, medical students, and primary care residency programs, or should I submit a separate application for each?

         A: Yes. You may submit an application that includes one or more eligible training programs from the same applicant organization. You must submit the                   accreditation documentation for all training programs included in your application.

Q4: If I submit one application for each focus area, will approval only be granted for one of the focus areas?

         A: Multiple applications from an institution are allowable. However, only one application from an organization with the same Unique Entity Identifier                     will be funded.

Q5: Are medical students required to do a two-month clinical rotation?

        A: No. Medical students are required to do a two-week clinical rotation for the Language Assistance for Individuals with Limited English                             Proficiency (LEP) focus area or a two-week clinical rotation for Care for Individuals with Physical Disabilities and/or Intellectual and Developmental      Disabilities (IDD) focus area. If medical students train in both focus areas, they are required to complete a two-week clinical rotation in each focus area.

More questions? 

Check out the full list of FAQs and Technical Assistance Webinar recording.

Applications accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 3, 2023.