National Quality Center: Transitional
Grant Area (TGA) Initiative,
The HRSA-supported National Quality Center
will hold a technical assistance conference
call from 11 am to 12 Noon for Ryan White HIV/AIDS
Program grantees participating in the TGA initiative.
National Advisory Council on the National
Health Service Corps (NHSC), January 8-10
The council, which receives staff support from HRSA's Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service, will meet in Rockville, Md., to address health workforce recruitment efforts, workforce needs of community health centers, and updates on the NHSC and health professional shortage area designations. Five new members will join the council and participate in an orientation and ethics training.
Special Projects of National Significance
(SPNS) Young Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
of Color Initiative Grantee Meeting, January
The HRSA-supported SPNS Young MSM of Color
Initiative grantee meeting will take place in
Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary,
HRSA will host the first of three meetings in 2009 for the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-based Linkages by telephone conference from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The committee will discuss the topic for its ninth annual report.
Association of American Medical Colleges
(AAMC) 2009 Professional Development Conference
for Health Professions Financial Aid Administrators,
HRSA staff will provide technical assistance
workshops on HRSA’s campus-based loan
and scholarship programs for health professions
students at this conference in San Francisco.
Approximately 300 financial aid officers from
medical (allopathic and osteopathic), dental,
pharmacy, and other health professions schools
from across the country will participate.
National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
Uniform Data System (UDS) Training for NHSC-Approved
Sites, January 21-22
HRSA will hold the first of two yearly training
sessions for principal points of contact assigned
by NHSC-approved sites to report to the UDS.
The two-day training will be held in Charlotte,
N.C. UDS data are used to manage the NHSC program,
collect outcomes used in preparing an annual
NHSC report to Congress, and provide feedback
to individual NHSC sites.
Organ Procurement and Transplantation
Network (OPTN) Public Forum to Discuss Concepts
for Revising Kidney Allocation Policy, January
As follow-up to HRSA's September Request for
Information (RFI), the HRSA-supported OPTN will
hold a forum in St. Louis, Mo., to inform the
public about several “policy concepts'”
under consideration that would change the OPTN
allocation system for kidneys. Public feedback
from the forum and written comments from the
RFI will be evaluated prior to policy revisions.
Sufficiency of the U.S. Oral Health
Workforce in the Coming Decade: A Workshop,
The Institute of Medicine, with support from
HRSA, will hold a 2½-day workshop to
examine the current oral health workforce and
how workforce issues contribute to problems
in patient access. The workshop will convene
in Washington, D.C., and is open to the public,
with limited seating. For more information,
National Advisory Committee on Rural
Health and Human Services,
This advisory committee, which receives staff support from HRSA's Office of Rural Health Policy, will meet in Washington, D.C. National health and human services experts will address key rural issues and work on the committee's annual report to the HHS Secretary.
17th Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children, February 26-27
This meeting in Bethesda, Md., will include presentations and discussions on the nomination and evaluation of newborn screening candidate conditions for inclusion in the newborn screening panel. The advisory committee receives staff support from HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.