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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 30, 2010
CONTACT: HRSA PRESS OFFICE
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HRSA awards $17 million to boost community primary care training

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced $17 million to bolster primary care training in communities across the nation.  

Today’s 99 grants, funded under 2010 appropriations, will support 21 Area Health Education Centers, 68 Geriatric Academic Career awards and 10 Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program awards.  

“These grants address the Obama Administration’s commitment to strengthening the health care workforce to meet future needs,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.  “They target community-level health professions shortages, support workforce diversity, and provide for retooling our workforce to meet the demands of an aging population, the chronically ill, and disabled.”

Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program ($10 million)

Awards fall under two AHEC programs: Infrastructure Development grants go to four universities to establish and advance state-wide or multi-county AHEC programs; and Point of Service Maintenance and Enhancement grants support 17 universities that have established partnerships with community-based AHECs.  AHEC programs are interdisciplinary, community-based training programs led by academic and community leaders who collaborate to improve the supply, distribution, diversity, and quality of health care personnel, with a special focus on primary care personnel in rural and other underserved communities.

Geriatric Academic Career Awards (GACA) Program ($5 million)

Sixty-eight (68) GACA grants will support career development for academic geriatric specialists to help address the fast-growing 65-plus population, which is expected to almost double by 2030.  In recognition of the importance of comprehensive care, the Affordable Care Act modified this program to expand eligible entities to include schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy or other allied health disciplines in an accredited health professions school that is approved by the HHS Secretary.  GACA grants focus on chronic disease management, geriatric ethics, palliative care, and health promotion. Award recipients also work with underserved and uninsured patients across many community settings including acute, ambulatory, and long-term care.  

Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide (NAHHA) Program ($2.4 million)

Ten (10) NAHHA grants will go to colleges or programs that provide community-based training to nursing assistants and home health aides who treat the elderly, chronically ill, and disabled.  As nursing homes and home health agencies continue to have problems with recruitment and retention of qualified workers, there is growing concern over the current and projected shortages of these frontline direct care workers.  Grantees project that these awards will enable them to train more than 4,000 nursing assistant and home health aide students over the 3-year project period.

A list of awards follows. For more information on HRSA’s health professions programs, visit http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/  Information on the Affordable Care Act is available at www.healthcare.gov.

Program Name

Total Award

# of Grantees

Geriatric Academic Career Awards$5,032,200.0068
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program$2,411,968.0010
Area Health Education Centers -Infrastructure$2,336,760.004
Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service$7,723,170.0017
Total$17,504,098.0099

 

Alabama
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham$74,991.00
University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham$74,991.00
TOTAL:  $149,982.00
Arizona
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Arizona Board of Regents, University of ArizonaTucson$74,991.00
Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of ArizonaTucson$495,075.00
TOTAL:  $570,066.00
Arkansas
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle Rock$74,991.00
TOTAL:  $74,991.00
California
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
The Regents of the University of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco$74,991.00
The Regents of the University of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco$74,991.00
The Regents of the University of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco$74,991.00
The Regents of the University of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco$69,392.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
American National Red CrossSanta Rosa$247,848.00
TOTAL:  $542,213.00
Colorado
GranteeCityAward
Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Colorado Health Sciences CenterAurora$495,075.00
TOTAL:  $495,075.00
Connecticut
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Yale UniversityNew Haven$74,991.00
TOTAL:  $74,991.00
Florida
GranteeCityAward
Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
Nova Southeastern University, Inc.Fort Lauderdale$198,030.00
University of MiamiMiami$198,030.00
TOTAL:  $396,060.00
Georgia
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Emory UniversityAtlanta$74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
Medical College of GeorgiaAugusta$396,060.00
TOTAL:  $471,051.00
Hawaii
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of HawaiiHonolulu$74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of HawaiiHonolulu$891,135.00
TOTAL:  $966,126.00
Illinois
GranteeCityAward
 Area Health Education Centers - Infrastructure
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, University of Illinois at ChicagoChicago$522,277.00
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
The University of ChicagoChicago$74,991.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
Jewish Vocational Service and Employment CenterChicago$250,000.00
TOTAL:  $847,268.00
Indiana
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Indiana UniversityIndianapolis$69,392.00
Indiana UniversityIndianapolis$74,991.00
Indiana UniversityIndianapolis$74,991.00
TOTAL:  $219,374.00
Kansas
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Kansas Medical Center Research InstituteKansas City$74,991.00
TOTAL:  $74,991.00
Kentucky
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.Louisville$74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Louisville Research FoundationLouisvillle$792,120.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
Hazard Community and Technical CollegeHazard$248,104.00
TOTAL:  $1,115,215.00
Louisiana
GranteeCityAward
Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
Louisiana State University Health Sciences CenterShreveport$198,030.00
TOTAL:  $198,030.00
Maine
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Maine Medical CenterPortland$74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of New EnglandBiddeford$297,045.00
TOTAL:  $372,036.00
Massachusetts
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBoston$69,392.00
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBoston$74,991.00
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBoston$74,991.00
Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteBoston$69,392.00
Trustees of Boston University, Boston University Medical CampusBoston$74,991.00
Hebrew Rehabilitation CenterRoslindale$74,991.00
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester$74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester$594,090.00
TOTAL:  $1,107,829.00
Michigan
GranteeCityAward
 Area Health Education Centers - Infrastructure
Wayne State UniversityDetroit$306,317.00
TOTAL:  $306,317.00
Mississippi
GranteeCityAward
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Mississippi Medical CenterJackson$693,105.00
TOTAL:  $693,105.00
Missouri
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Curators of the University of MissouriColumbia$74,991.00
Saint Louis UniversitySaint Louis$74,991.00
Saint Louis UniversitySaint Louis$74,991.00
Saint Louis UniversitySaint Louis$74,991.00
TOTAL:  $299,964.00
Montana
GranteeCityAward
 Area Health Education Centers - Infrastructure
Montana State UniversityBozeman$1,253,837.00
TOTAL:  $1,253,837.00
North Carolina
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
East Carolina UniversityGreenville$74,991.00
Wake Forest University Health SciencesWinston Salem$74,991.00
Wake Forest University Health SciencesWinston Salem$74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill$891,135.00
TOTAL:  $1,116,108.00
New Hampshire
GranteeCityAward
Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
Trustees of Dartmouth CollegeHanover$198,030.00
TOTAL:  $198,030.00
New Mexico
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of New Mexico Health Sciences CenterAlbuquerque$74,991.00
TOTAL:  $74,991.00
New York
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Montefiore Medical CenterBronx$69,392.00
Montefiore Medical CenterBronx$69,392.00
Montefiore Medical CenterBronx$74,991.00
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew York$74,991.00
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew York$74,991.00
Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew York$74,991.00
Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew York$69,392.00
Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew York$74,991.00
Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew York$74,991.00
Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew York$74,991.00
University of RochesterRochester$69,392.00
University of RochesterRochester$69,392.00
University of RochesterRochester$74,991.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Ed. ServicesBuffalo$250,000.00
TOTAL:  $1,196,888.00
Ohio
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of CincinnatiCincinnati$74,991.00
University of CincinnatiCincinnati$74,991.00
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of MedicineCleveland$74,991.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland ChapterCleveland$229,658.00
TOTAL:  $454,631.00
Oklahoma
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma City$74,991.00
TOTAL:  $74,991.00
Oregon
GranteeCityAward
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeCoos Bay$249,816.00
TOTAL:  $249,816.00
Puerto Rico
GranteeCityAward
Area Health Education Centers - Infrastructure
Universidad Central del CaribeBayamon$254,329.00
TOTAL:  $254,329.00
Pennsylvania
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphia$74,991.00
Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphia$74,991.00
Trustees of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia$74,991.00
Trustees of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia$74,991.00
Trustees of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia$69,392.00
University of PittsburghPittsburgh$74,991.00
University of PittsburghPittsburgh$74,991.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
Penn Asian Senior ServicesJenkintown$249,919.00
St. Joseph Regional Health NetworkReading$186,623.00
TOTAL:  $955,880.00
South Carolina
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of South CarolinaColumbia$69,392.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
Medical University of South CarolinaCharleston$396,060.00
TOTAL:  $465,452.00
Tennessee
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashville$74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
Meharry Medical CollegeNashville$297,045.00
TOTAL:  $372,036.00
Texas
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallas$74,991.00
Baylor College of MedicineHouston$69,392.00
Baylor College of MedicineHouston$74,991.00
University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan Antonio$74,991.00
University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan Antonio$74,991.00
University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan Antonio$74,991.00
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
Sears Methodist Retirement System, Inc.Austin$250,000.00
TOTAL:  $694,347.00
Utah
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of UtahSalt Lake City$74,991.00
University of UtahSalt Lake City$74,991.00
TOTAL:  $149,982.00
Vermont
GranteeCityAward
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of Vermont and State Agricultural CollegeBurlington$297,045.00
TOTAL:  $297,045.00
Washington
GranteeCityAward
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
University of WashingtonSeattle$74,991.00
 Area Health Education Centers - Point of Service
University of WashingtonSeattle$396,060.00
TOTAL:  $471,051.00
Wisconsin
GranteeCityAward
Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Program
The College of Menominee NationKeshena$250,000.00
TOTAL:  $250,000.00
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