Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Cooperative Agreement Program
HRSA-17-062 | Bureau of Health Workforce
Application Accepted: 10/27/2016 to 01/20/2017
Projected Award Date: 09/01/2017
Estimated Award Amount: N/A
Estimated Number of Awards:N/A
This announcement solicits applications for the Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Cooperative Agreement Program.
Under Section 761(c) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by Section 5103 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the purpose of the HWRC Cooperative Agreement Program is to
Collect, analyze, and report Title VII health workforce program data to the National Center and to the public; and
Provide technical assistance to local and regional entities on the collection, analysis, and reporting of health workforce data.
Through these efforts, the HWRC program supports and disseminates rigorous research that strengthens evidence-based policy and enhances government’s and the public’s understanding of issues and trends in the health workforce. In this way, HWRC projects help inform health workforce planning and policy at all levels.
Health professions addressed by Title VII of the Public Health Service Act reflect a broad range of occupations and providers, including allied health (42USC§294e); behavioral health (42USC§294e-1); direct care (including workers employed in long-term care settings, home settings, and community based settings (42USC§293k-1)); geriatrics (42USC§294c); oral health (42USC§293k-2); palliative care (42USC§294i); and primary care (42USC§293k).
An eligible applicant for the HWRC Cooperative Agreement Program is a State, a State workforce investment board, a public health or health professions school, an academic health center, or an appropriate public or private nonprofit entity. Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations may apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible.
Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research. This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities.