HRSA Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs for Nurses

October 6, 2022

HRSA Scholarships and Loan Repayment Programs for Nurses

The Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (HRSA IEA), and the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) in Region 7 invite you to a webinar on HRSA Scholarships and Loan Repayment Programs for Nurses working in Critical Shortage Facilities such as public health departments, hospitals, and rural health clinics.

Date:  Monday, October 31, 2022

Time:  3 pm – 4 pm CT

Topics at a Glance

  • Programs offered through HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce to strengthen the nursing workforce
  • Nurse Corps Scholarship Program including eligibility and how to apply
  • Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program including eligibility and how to apply
  • Benefits of the Nurse Corps Program including scholarships and payment of unpaid nursing education debt
  • How to become a Nurse Corps program site
  • Resources and tools available on the supply, use, access, need, and demand for health workers

Who Should Attend?

  • Public Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Midwives
  • Nurse Faculty
  • Nursing Students


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on October 31st.

For more information about the webinar, contact Kim Shiu at

For more information about HRSA’s Nurse Corps Programs, check out these fact sheets:

Health and Human Services Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (HHSIEA)

October 4, 2022

Funding Opportunity TA Webinar: Public Health AmeriCorps

Please join the Department of Health and Human Services for the following events this week:

Funding Opportunity TA Webinar: Public Health AmeriCorps 

AmeriCorps recently announced a new round of funding for Public Health AmeriCorps!

Public Health AmeriCorps, launched in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a $400 million investment to engage new communities and individuals in public health, recruiting and building a new workforce ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs. Last year, over 80 organizations were awarded a total of more than $60 million. Funding is open to nonprofit, faith-based, tribal, and community-based organizations; higher education institutions; state, local, and territorial government entities, including local public health departments.

Is your organization seeking capacity to address a public health issue? Learn more about how to apply for a Public Health AmeriCorps grant! 

Date: Thursday, October 6th
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Register for the webinar here
This session will walk through the Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO components and programmatic requirements.

To learn more:

  • Register for the webinar on October 25, 2022 at 1PM ET: FY23 AmeriCorps State and National NOFOs Best Practices in Developing Performance Measures. This session will support organizations in developing their applications.
  • Watch the Intro to AmeriCorps Webinar session recording, recommend for anyone new to AmeriCorps funding
  • Read about the first cohort of Public Health AmeriCorps grantees here
  • Apply for funding here!

For more information, visit or contact

FREE opportunity! Registration is open for the 2022 3RNET Academy “Guiding Your Recruitment for Retention Process.”

September 28, 2022

FREE opportunity! Registration is open for the 2022 3RNET Academy “Guiding Your Recruitment for Retention Process.”

The 2022 Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet) Academy “Guiding Your Recruitment for Retention Process” is a new 6-part FREE webinar learning opportunity.  Enjoy anytime/anywhere access to materials and recorded sessions. See the Academy website for additional details and how to register. Even if you are not available for the live sessions, by registering you can watch the sessions later and have access to all materials and resources.

Please take advantage of this FREE opportunity.  To waive the $500 fee, use the coupon code MO3RNET22, during checkout.  This FREE training is made available through a partnership with Missouri Health Professional Placement Services and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Office of Rural Health and Primary Care.


Ending Stigma Webinar

September 26, 2022

Ending Stigma: An Interfaith Discussion on Suicide Prevention

Join faith leaders from multiple religious traditions as they discuss how they are supporting people at risk for suicide and their families, and reducing its stigma in their communities. This webinar will highlight the importance of the new 988 Lifeline which makes it easier for individuals in crisis to connect with someone who can help.

Date: Wednesday, September 28th
Time: 11:00 AM ET
Register for the webinar here

Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding Webinar

Date: September 23, 2022

You are invited to join the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the fifth webinar in the monthly partner education series on Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Continuous Enrollment Unwinding.

This month’s webinar will highlight the importance of outreach to the Latino community and immigrant families in order to prevent large coverage losses when the public health emergency ends. Featured speakers will include officials from the CMS Office of Minority Health and a guest presentation from UnidosUS.

Topics discussed during this month’s webinar will include:

  • Potential impact that Unwinding may have on the Latino community
  • Strategies and best practices on how partners are working to educate individuals and families about Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding
  • CMS resources available in additional languages

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Where: Zoom link will be provided following registration.

Who should attend: If your organization serves or interfaces with people that have health insurance through Medicaid or CHIP then this call is for YOU!  Organizations that work with the Latino community and immigrant families may find this information particularly beneficial.

RSVP: click here

NOTE: A brief review of Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding logistics will be provided at the beginning of the call. If you are unfamiliar with Unwinding, CMS encourages you to watch the recording from the May 25, 2022 webinar for more information.

The recordings, transcripts, and slide decks from the previous webinars can be found on the CMS National Stakeholders Call Webpage.

Please send all questions to

Briefing on Monkeypox

Date: September 21, 2022

Please join the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) for our weekly Monkeypox briefing on Thursday at 2:00 PM EST.

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 2:00 PM EST
Register for the briefing here

Please note that webinar attendees represent a range of stakeholders with varying degrees of familiarity with Monkeypox outbreak and response. We appreciate all of you taking the time to join these briefings and regret that while we may be unable to answer every question submitted live due to the large number of attendees, we will continue to use your questions to inform briefing content and update FAQs.

Additional Resources:

Behavioral Health Equity Webinar

Date: September 15, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) would like to share this announcement on behalf of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE).

On Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM ET, SAMHSA OBHE will host a webinar to discuss the need for behavioral health equity to ensure individuals living in underserved communities have access to recovery, treatment, and support.

During the webinar, Dr. Victoria Cargill will discuss:

  • The impact of discrimination, racism, and racial trauma on marginalized individuals living with substance use disorders;
  • Intersecting effects of the social determinants of health;
  • Effective and successful interventions that support substance use disorder treatment for underserved populations;
  • Barriers to equitable treatment, recovery, and support services; and
  • How we move forward together as a nation.

To join the webinar

  • Webinar ID: 161 401 7737
  • Passcode: 393593

About the Presenter:

Victoria Cargill, MD, MSCE IAS-USE

Assistant Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department

Dr. Victoria Cargill is a Boston and Harvard University trained board-certified internal medicine and HIV physician, and former Assistant Commissioner of Health at the Baltimore City Health Department, overseeing the Ryan White program and Community Risk Reduction/Syringe Support Services. Prior to becoming an Assistant Commissioner, she served as a senior policy analyst and program director for 20 years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in both the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH). At OAR, she was the Director of Minority Research and Clinical Studies, and Acting Director of HIV Therapeutics Research. At ORWH, she served as the Associate Director for Interdisciplinary Research, and grew the U3 program focused on stimulating research on understudied, underreported, and underrepresented women to over $3 million dollars. She has also served as the acting chair of the FDA Antiviral Advisory Committee, including chairing the hearings of the first two U.S.-approved HCV antivirals.

A former co-investigator at the Case Western AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and the creator of an AIDS education and prevention adolescent-focused program that reached over 100,000 teens in five Ohio cities, she has extensive public health and HIV prevention research experience. Currently the principal investigator of a HRSA-funded Ending the HIV Epidemic grant, and the author of over 150 scientific articles, research presentations, book chapters and popular press educational materials, she has been nationally recognized as one of America’s Top Doctors. Dr. Cargill continues to consider patients and communities as her best teachers.

New Enhancing Oncology Model

Date: September 13, 2022

Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM) Resources

June 27, the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) announced the new Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM). EOM builds on insights from the Oncology Care Model (OCM) and intends to drive transformation in oncology care by enhancing the quality of care furnished to beneficiaries undergoing chemotherapy while reducing Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) spending. The model features a focus on equity, with an aim to increase participation and support for oncology practices working with traditionally underserved populations. Applications for the model are due from interested organizations by September 30, 2022. The model itself will launch in July 2023.

To support awareness and increase successful applications, the EOM team has developed resources to assist cancer care and payment stakeholders in understanding the policies and benefits of EOM. The EOM website has resources to answer questions and help PGPs and other payers prepare to submit an application.

If you would like to learn more about the model:

Note: Dates are subject to change. Please sign up for the CMS listserv to receive direct announcements about the EOM

Webinar on HUD’s Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness

Date: September 9, 2022

Webinar on Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET

In June 2022, HUD announced the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (Special NOFO), which makes $322 million in competitive funding available to communities to address unsheltered and rural homelessness. This funding opportunity includes a $54.5 million set aside for communities in rural areas.

Funding is available for permanent housing, street outreach efforts and other supportive services, and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS). CoCs will need to demonstrate a comprehensive community approach to reduce homelessness among people experiencing homelessness with severe service needs, especially those with histories of unsheltered homelessness.

Applications must be submitted by October 20, 2022, at 8:00 PM EDT. For more information about this Special NOFO please visit HUD’s Special NOFO site.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development will be hosting a webinar with HUD to discuss this funding opportunity as well as other ways to work with CoCs to address homelessness in your communities. The webinar will be on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

No registration required. Please click on this link at that time. 

The webinar will be capped at 1,000 attendees. Attendees are encouraged to sign in at least 5 minutes before the webinar start time.

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Free Peer Support Training for First Responders in Missouri

Date: September 9, 2022

The Warrior’s Rest Foundation is conducting FREE peer support training for First Responders in Missouri through a grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety. There is a FREE one day Mental Health Conference: Survive First for First Responders on September 21, 2022. Register to see dynamic speakers featuring a firefighter and law enforcement discussing the Oklahoma City Bombing, Pulse Nightclub Shooting, and Surviving Depression and Thriving in Joplin, Missouri.

Register here

Other courses are also scheduled for 2022 and 2023.

Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) 3-day “Basic Peer” Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) course (referred to as GRIN)

  • September 27-29, 2022
  • October 24-26, 2022
  • November 14-16, 2022
  • December 12-14, 2022

Additional 2-day Peer Support Training (PST)

  • October 4-5, 2022
  • November 17, 2022

These classes will be offered every 2 – 3 weeks in 2022 and 2023 across various regions in the state, to include Jefferson City, Columbia, Springfield, Joplin, Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, Kansas City, and more.

Additional training locations and registration links are continually being added. Check Back Often for Updates!

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