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2013-09-12 12:29:14

Grants will support workforce training and expand mental health services for veterans WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly $5.3 million in grants will help to expand the rural Health Information Technology (HIT) workforce and the use of telehealth to improve mental health services for veterans in rural areas, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. Close to $4.4 million will go to rural organizations in 15 states to recruit and train current health...

2012-11-15 16:27:03

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today observes National Rural Health Day and celebrates the 25(th) anniversary of the establishment of the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP). Created in 1987 under the Social Security Act, ORHP advises the Secretary on HHS policies impacting rural health and works with state and local partners to enhance delivery of services to 62 million residents living in rural communities. "The...

2012-01-09 07:05:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a blanket purchase agreement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide a broad range of lifecycle information technology (IT) services to help develop and maintain a variety of data-focused systems for the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Bureau Reporting Systems. The blanket purchase...

2011-12-05 05:30:00

New HRSA report also finds greater health risks at home ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first national report that compares the health and well-being of children with special health care needs to those children without, findings revealed that 14 to 19 percent of children in the United States have a special health care need, representing more than one in five households with children. Children with Special Health Care Needs in Context: A Portrait of...

2011-11-01 08:55:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Women's Health USA 2011, the tenth edition of an annual data book identifying priorities, trends and disparities in women's health, is now available. The 2011 edition highlights several new topics, including secondhand tobacco smoke exposure, Alzheimer's disease, preconception health, unintended pregnancy, oral health care utilization and barriers to health care. For...

2011-10-24 15:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children in rural areas are more likely to face different challenges to their health and have less access to care when compared to children in urban areas, according to a new report from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH): The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation in 2007, which is published every four years, examined the...

2011-10-12 12:45:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $3.4 million to programs in 19 states working to improve the system of services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). "The investments in these programs will work to improve the system of services for these children by expanding access to a medical home, enhancing care coordination, providing transition services for youth and building partnerships...

2011-10-11 16:51:00

Funds help support facilities with nursing shortages ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced $82 million in awards to help bolster the country's nursing workforce. Administered by HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the awards will provide financial support to nurses and nursing students in exchange for service at health care facilities with a shortage of nurses. "Nurses play a critical role in our...

2011-09-27 16:12:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) today announced nearly $2.3 million in awards to 12 organizations to increase access to oral health care and to assure the delivery of quality oral health education and preventive and restorative services to children. Funded by HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the School-Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services Program supports the integration of oral health care into...

2011-09-13 14:56:00

Awards help students from disadvantaged backgrounds enter health professions ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) today announced $9.7 million in awards to 14 new grantees to increase diversity in the health professions workforce through the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP). The funds will help develop an educational pipeline to enhance the academic performance of economically and educationally...