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2011-01-25 15:18:00

Eleven centers will support primary care residency training in community-based settings ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the designation of 11 new Teaching Health Centers in the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program, a 5-year program that will support an increased number of primary care medical and dental residents trained in community-based settings across the country. These Teaching Health...

2011-01-07 11:14:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced up to $10 million in funding for a Health Center Planning Grant (HCPG) opportunity for organizations across the country that would like to become a Community Health Center. The HCPG opportunity is intended to support organizations in the future development of a health center and will support approximately 125 HCPGs in FY 2011. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)...

2010-10-22 09:56:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HRSA has awarded $1.6 million to support the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program (SCDTDP). The program is designed to establish practice models for the prevention and treatment of sickle cell disease through the coordinated efforts of providers, key stake holders, affected individuals and their families. The new funding will create two new network programs, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. and...

2010-10-19 23:01:00

Longest lasting public health legislation builds on legacy of maternal and child health care ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For 75 years the fight to promote and improve the health, safety and well-being of mothers, children, youth and families has been the cornerstone of Title V of the Social Security Act. Administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Title V celebrates its 75th anniversary as the...

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2010-10-09 07:32:22

Federal authorities announced Friday that $727 million will be granted to help bring community health centers around the nation back up to par, the first of $11 billion promised by US healthcare reform law. 143 community health centers will split the initial amount offered by the Obama administration. The Health and Human Services department said the money will go to health centers in about 40 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. The healthcare reform bill signed into law by President...

2010-06-25 08:45:00

Keynote speakers include HRSA's Mary Wakefield, CMS's Anthony Rodgers WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Employers who pay for health care, policymakers who regulate the industry, providers who serve patients and the consumers at the center of care will share roles, responsibilities and new insights about the impact of the medical home in the community as the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative convenes its Stakeholder Meeting July 22 in Washington, DC. "The Patient...

2010-05-17 08:44:00

HRSA's Mary Wakefield and CMS' Tony Rodgers slated for Washington, DC meeting WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keynoting the July 22 meeting of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) stakeholders will be two federal health agency thought leaders with a strong interest in weighing the medical home's impact on federal programs that serve millions of Americans. "The Patient Centered Medical Home in the Community" is the theme of a working meeting of PCPCC...

2009-02-02 08:22:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: The new Health Workforce Information Center, www.healthworkforceinfo.org, will provide free access to the most recent resources on the nation's health workforce in one easy-to-use online location. As shortages of physicians, nurses and allied health personnel grow worse, information available through the center will help policy makers, hospitals and schools develop strategies to meet future workforce demands. Funded by the U.S. Department...

2008-08-14 15:00:59

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded more than $4.5 million to 24 universities and teaching hospitals to support graduate-level students training for careers in maternal and pediatric health care. The leadership grants are targeted at the next generation of supervisory clinicians and rising administrators in five critical disciplines: nursing, nutrition, communication disorders, social work and developmental...

2008-07-11 12:01:04

By The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 11--The WVU School of Nursing will use three new grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand nursing education and improve quality of life for West Virginians. The grants provide funding to alleviate shortages of nurses delivering critical care and improve health care for women and elders in rural areas. These grants are the School of Nursing's first federal...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin