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Workforce Diversity Programs

  • Centers of Excellence: Provides grants for mentorship and training programs for underrepresented students at health professions institutions.

  • Health Career Opportunity Program: Invests in K-16 health outreach and education programs through partnerships between health professions schools and local community-based organizations.

  • Nursing Workforce Diversity: Provides grants to institutions and nursing schools to help recruit and retain students from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students: Grants scholarships for health professions students from minority and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • Faculty Loan Repayment: Provides loan repayment awards to retain minority health professions faculty in academic settings to serve as mentors to the next generation of providers.

Primary Care Workforce Programs

  • Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Supports training programs for physicians and physician assistants to encourage practice in primary care, promote leadership in health care transformation, and enhance teaching in community-based settings.

  • Medical Student Education: Supports the primary care workforce by expanding training for medical students to become primary care clinicians, targeting higher education institutions in states with the highest primary care workforce shortages.

  • Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program: Increases access to care for children with special health care and mental health needs by providing loan repayment to pediatric subspecialists and child mental health professionals who agree to serve in underserved areas.

Interdisciplinary Care and Community-based Linkages

  • Area Health Education Centers: Responds to local health needs and serves as a crucial link between academic training programs and community-based outreach programs.

  • Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training: Addresses the behavioral health needs of local communities, focusing on substance use disorder and opioid use disorder treatments.

  • Mental and Behavioral Health: Funds training programs, such as the Graduate Psychology Education program, which expands access to mental and behavioral health services for vulnerable and underserved populations.

  • Geriatric Programs: Educates and trains the primary care and geriatric workforces to care for older adults in integrated geriatrics and primary care models. The programs also partner with community-based organizations to address gaps in health care for older adults, promote age-friendly health systems and dementia-friendly communities, and address the social determinants of health.

Nursing Workforce Development Programs

  • Advanced Nursing Education Programs: Supports innovative clinical and experiential training for students in primary care, anesthesia, nurse midwifery, and other specialty care.

  • Nurse Education Practice, Quality, and Retention: Helps meet shifting demand in health care through team-based care models in interprofessional nurse-led primary care teams in rural or underserved areas.

  • Nurse Corps: Recruits nursing students and nurses through scholarship programs to encourage practice at health care facilities facing a critical shortage of nurses.

  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program: Supports graduate nursing students committed to serving as faculty to educate the next generation of nurses.

Other Title VII Programs

  • Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Provides clinical training and public health residency experiences and trains future public health practitioners.

  • Oral Health Training: Increases access to high-quality dental health services in rural and underserved communities through grants, faculty loan repayment, and training programs.

  • Workforce Assessment: Provides funding to perform and disseminate research and data analysis on health workforce issues of national importance.