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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

December 19, 2013

Funding Opportunities 

  1. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is pleased to announce the release of up to $300,000 in support of the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP).  This program will support grantees in the development and dissemination of education programs related to radiogenic diseases, screening and referrals. 

    The deadline to submit an application in is February 14, 2014.  ORHP strongly recommends that applicants submit their applications prior to the due date to avoid any technological problems. All applications have to be submitted electronically in and waiver requests to submit a paper copy application will not be accepted.

    To access the application package, please click on:

    There will be a technical assistance call on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST to assist applicants in preparing their applications. The Adobe Connect webinar and call-in information is as follows:

    Meeting Name: Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program
    To join the meeting as a “guest”, click the URL: 
    Toll-free number: 1-800-857-1144
    Passcode: 4725996
    Conference Leader’s name: Karen Beckham

  2. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is pleased to announce the release of the fiscal year 2014 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program.  The purpose of this program is to assist in the development of an integrated healthcare network.  .  Applications must be submitted into by January 16, 2014.  

    To access the application visit: and type in HRSA-14-043 in the funding opportunity box.

The Affordable Care Act 

  1. Thank you to all for making our 2013 Office Hours series a success!  Links to our previous recordings can be found here.  Please keep an eye out for updates regarding the 2014 plan.

    While there will be no ORHP call next week, we encourage you to attend a webinar next Wednesday, December 18, from 2 to 3 p.m. EST hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).   The call will feature local health departments from Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Washington who will discuss their efforts and experiences surrounding outreach, education, and enrollment in their own communities and will share lessons learned.  Register for this webinar here.

 Other Useful Information and Resources 

  1. The HRSA National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (National Center) is pleased to announce the release of its most recent publication, The U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook.

    The U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook presents extensive data on 35 U.S. health occupations.  Data in the Chartbook includes estimates on the number of individuals working in each occupation, demographic data on these workers, their work setting, the distribution of each occupation across states, and information on the number of graduates in 2010 when applicable.  The Chartbook and its accompanying documents primarily rely on federal data sources including the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).  Data from HRSA’s Area Health Resources Files (AHRF) are also used.

    The U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook can be found on the National Center’s website at
    For more information on the National Center, please visit the National Center’s website at:, or email the National Center at:

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