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Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program Funding Opprotunity Application Webinar and Technical Assistance Calls


The purpose of the AHEC Program is to develop and enhance education and training networks within communities, academic institutions, and community-based organizations.  In turn, these networks support BHW’s strategic priorities to increase diversity among health professionals, broaden the distribution of the health workforce, enhance health care quality, and improve health care delivery to rural and underserved areas and populations.


Applications accepted through March 29, 2017. Learn more about this funding opportunity here.


FY17 AHEC FOA Technical Assistance Call #2
February 22nd 2017
2:00-3:00 PM ET

Dial in number: 1-800-369-1786
Passcode: 8099577
Instant Replay: 1-800-513-1167
Passcode: 2487
Available until February 22nd 2018



Tuesday, February 28, 2017


8:00 a.m. Eastern Time | Panel Discussion | The Hill and USC Schaeffer Center | The Value of a Cure: Ensuring Access and Encouraging Innovation | The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Knight Broadcast Studio, Third Floor, Washington, D.C.


Innovations in medical research and technology have produced cures and breakthrough therapies to overcome diseases that were once considered a death sentence. Polio is preventable with a vaccine, HIV is managed with a daily drug regimen, and Hepatitis C now has a cure.


But are these breakthroughs reaching all communities? How can we balance the high costs of drug development with affordability? And what can we do to ensure that new cures continue to be developed?


Following the passage of the long-awaited 21st Century Cures legislation, and at the start of a new Congress and new administration, join The Hill for a conversation with policymakers, health officials, industry representatives and patient advocates on the value of cures - their implications for society's health and public expenditures, and the path forward.



  • Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.
  • Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo.
  • Gregg Alton, executive vice president of corporate and medical affairs at Gilead
  • Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association
  • Douglas Dieterich, director of the Institute for Liver Medicine and professor of medicine for the Division of Liver Diseases at the Mount Sinai Health Systems
  • Dana Goldman, director of the Center for Health Policy and Economics and professor at the University of Southern California
  • Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation
  • Carmen Pastor, president of Fuerza Contra Alzheimer's
  • Timothy Wright, chief of research and development at Regulus Therapeutics
  • Bob Cusack, editor-in-chief of The Hill
  • Peter Sullivan, staff writer at The Hill


For more information, and to register, click here.



10:00 a.m. Eastern Time | Hearing | U.S. House of Representatives Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education | Providing More Students a Pathway to Success by Strengthening Career and Technical Education | 2175 Rayburn House Office Building


For more information, including a link to the webcast, visit the House Education and Workforce Committee website.



12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Webinar | Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) | Opioid Prescribing: Changing Practice, Saving Lives


For more information, including how to register and a link to the webinar, visit the HRSA website.



Wednesday, March 8, 2017


9:00 a.m. Eastern Time | Meeting | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Research Advisory Council | 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Conference Room 730, Washington, D.C.


The Veterans Affairs Department (VA) will hold a meeting of the National Research Advisory Council. Agenda includes: Introduction of the new Chief of Research and Development Officer; Annual Ethics training; New initiatives; and Research priorities and Service updates. RSVP is required. 


Contact: Melissa Cooper at 202-461-6044



3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Webinar | Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services | Children’s Oral Health Initiative Value-Based Payment Technical Support Opportunity for States: Informational Webinar


This March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) is launching a new technical support opportunity for state Medicaid/CHIP agencies to select, design, and test value-based payment approaches that will sustain children’s oral health care delivery models that have demonstrated success in improving children’s oral health.


IAP will select up to four state Medicaid/CHIP programs to participate in this two year opportunity. Interested states will be expected to identify, and be prepared to partner with, an established care delivery model site in their state. The technical support process is likely to involve the steps outlined below with financial simulation support available throughout the process. 



  1. Selecting a value-based payment approach based on the state’s children’s oral health value-based payment goals and objectives.
  2. Designing the children’s oral health value-based payment approach. 
  3. Testing the selected children’s oral health value-based payment approach with the partner care delivery model site.


To learn more about this opportunity, join the informational webinar on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 3:00 pm -4:00 pm ET. During this webinar, participants will learn about the technical support opportunity, ask questions, and hear about the state selection process. Register for the webinar here.


More information about this technical support opportunity, including program overviews and expression of interest forms, will be posted on the Medicaid IAP webpage




Tuesday, March 14, 2017


10:30 a.m. Eastern Time | Webinar | Bipartisan Policy Center | Promoting Affordability and Accountability in the U.S. Higher Education System



  • Former Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind., president of Purdue University
  • Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University


For more information, including a link to the webcast, click here.



Thursday, April 6, 2017


Time TBD | Meeting | Food and Drug Administration | Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee


The FDA plans to hold a meeting of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) on April 6. During this meeting, representatives from the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products will present information to the Committee, which includes several new members, on the processes CTP uses in the review of tobacco product applications, including substantial equivalence (SE), modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) and premarket tobacco applications (PMTA). Topics will include the statutory standards applicable to the different types of applications; the scientific basis for review decisions, with a focus on PMTA and MRTPA; and the role of the Committee in the review process. 


People interested in presenting data, information, or views, either in person or in writing, must send in their submissions by March 15 or March 23, respectively. For more information, including how to get involved, visit the TPSAC website


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