Recent Updates from HRSA

HRSA Challenge Competition to Address Declining Vaccination Coverage and Well-Child Visits submission period opens in January!


HRSA and MCHB officially launched the Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4) Challenge competition this week to respond to declining rates of childhood vaccination coverage and well-child visits due to COVID-19. This challenge will award $1 million in prizes for innovative approaches to increase access to and use of well-child visits and/or immunization services within primary care settings. Partnerships with state and local organizations are encouraged, and submissions must include a primary care provider who delivers health services to children. We expect to select up to 50 Phase 1 winners and up to 20 Phase 2 winners. The submission period will open in January.



Registration Closes on January 4th for a FREE webinar:  Staying Healthy, Fit, and Connected During the Pandemic!


Join the New England Rural Health Association and Chris Bersani, HRSA’s Region 1 Deputy Regional Administrator, for a webinar on January 7 at Noon EST to learn how rural communities can stay healthy and connected during these unprecedented times.


This interactive webinar is designed to help rural audiences enduring medical and social isolation, stay healthy, and connected during these unprecedented times.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basis of wellness, specifically during times of isolation and restrictions
  • Recognize signs of stress in ourselves and others
  • Review safe and sustainable strategies to improve self-care, enhance wellness, and manage stress
  • Gain tools and resources to address social isolation and improve fitness

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Respirators for Health Care during COVID-19


In response to the #COVID19 pandemic, the Federal Healthcare Resilience Working Group has developed the Respirators for Healthcare during COVID-19: Authorized Use & Avoiding Fraudulent Products Fact Sheet (PDF – 155 KB), which provides an overview of key practices and resources to help consumers to understand approved and authorized use of respirators, to avoid purchasing fraudulent products, and to report fraud or potentially fraudulent distributors, resellers, or other suppliers.


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