Compliance Corner May 2022

HHS Announces $90 Million to Support New Data-Driven Approaches for Health Centers to Identify and Reduce Health Disparities

April 21:  HHS, through HRSA, announced the availability of nearly $90 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support new data-driven efforts for HRSA Health Center Program-supported health centers and look-alikes to identify and reduce health disparities. 

HRSA’s modernized data collection and reporting initiative, called Uniform Data System Patient-Level Submission (UDS+), is designed to collect more and better data on social determinants of health, while also streamlining and improving data quality reporting for health centers. This effort will enable health centers to tailor their efforts to improve health outcomes and advance health equity, more precisely targeting the needs of specific communities or patients.

Fiscal Year 2022 American Rescue Plan UDS+ Funding (ARP-UDS+) applications are due in HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks by 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, May 23.

Visit the ARP-UDS+ technical assistance (TA) webpage for the notice of funding opportunity and other resources. Access the list of eligible HRSA-funded health centers and Health Center Program look-alikes.

Read the full press release HERE.


HHS Announces $226.5 Million to Launch Community Health Worker Training Program

April 15: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), today announced the availability of $226.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding to launch the Community Health Worker Training Program. This new program will increase the number of community health workers who play a critical role in connecting people to care, including COVID care; mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services; chronic disease care; and other important health services.

The Community Health Worker Training Program is a new multiyear program focused on education and on-the-job training to build the pipeline of public health workers. This effort will support training and apprenticeship programs to help more people enter the health workforce and serve the critical role of trusted messengers to connect people to care and support, help ensure patients follow-up on their provider’s recommendations and focus on preventive and protective factors that can improve health and well-being.

Through this program, HRSA plans to train 13,000 community health workers.  Applications are due June 14, 2022.


Read the full press release HERE.


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