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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 Webinar
January 18th 2017
2:00-4:00 PM ET

Dial in number: 1-800-369-1747
Passcode: 5696317
Instant Replay: 1-888-296-6943
Passcode: 2485
Available until January 18th 2018
Register and join the webinar here.

FY17 AHEC FOA Technical Assistance Call #1
February 7th 2017
2:00-3:00 PM ET

Dial in number: 1-888-769-8919
Passcode: 2056136
Instant Replay: 1-866-367-6867
Passcode: 2548
Available until February 7th 2018

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



Friday, January 13, 2017


8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Webcast | American Enterprise Institute (AEI) | Fixing health care: Practical lessons from business leaders | AEI Auditorium, 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036


The new Congress and President-elect Trump have pledged to make health care reform a top priority. As they undertake this challenge, they should consider the innovative approaches developed by purchasers who cover more than half of all Americans — employer-sponsored health plans. As health care costs have increased, large employers have invested in innovative strategies to improve quality and control costs through patient engagement, provider payment reform, and delivery system improvement.


Join AEI, Brookings Institution, and the Pacific Business Group on Health for an outside-the-beltway perspective on fixing the American health care system. Attendees will hear from leading employers about effective actions and strategies, and policy experts will discuss the implications of employer health innovations for pending and proposed federal health policy.


For more information, including the agenda, list of speakers, and a link to the webcast, visit the AEI website.



Tuesday, January 17, 2017


5:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Hearing | U.S. Senate Committee of Health, Education, Labor & Pensions | Betsy DeVos, Nominee for Secretary of Education | 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building


For more information, including a link to the live webcast, visit the U.S. Senate HELP Committee website.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Time 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time | Hearing | U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions | Rep. Tom Price, Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services | 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building


For more information, including a link to the live webcast, visit the U.S. Senate HELP Committee website.



Thursday, January 19, 2017


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Webinar | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion | Healthy People 2020: Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators: Access to Health Services


Learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Access to Health Services Leading Health Indicators. Also learn how Door to HealthCare, a regional consumer assistance organization, is using navigators to increase access to health services in Maryland. 

About Access to Health Services
Access to and utilization of quality health care can greatly affect a person’s health. Increasing access to both routine medical care and medical insurance are vital steps in improving the health of all Americans. Regular and reliable use of health services can prevent disease and disability, detect and treat illnesses or other health conditions, and increase life expectancy. 


About Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators
The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) represent a smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions to help address them. LHIs are used to assess the health of the Nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action to improve the health of the U.S. population.


To learn more, and to register for the webinar, click here.



Tuesday, January 24, 2017


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Webinar | AcademyHealth | Addressing Oral Health in Health Policy 


Oral health has been shown to impact physical, social, emotional, and economic well-being. New evidence is emerging that links diseases of the mouth to other chronic conditions, like diabetes, and the U.S. Surgeon General has stated clearly “you can’t be healthy without good oral health." Yet in health care systems in the U.S., OECD and developing countries, oral health care financing and delivery is largely siloed off from medical care. This has important consequences for affordability of oral health care services, access to oral health care providers, and, ultimately, oral health. However, there is a growing movement to reconsider the dental-medical divide in health policy. Critical to this movement is the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of health services research that relates to oral health.


To help facilitate knowledge exchange between health services researchers and policy makers, Academy Health is considering the launch of an Oral Health Interest Group. This Interest Group is meant to bridge the dental-medical divide within the health services research and policy community, bringing together those with deep expertise in oral health and those with much broader health policy expertise. Join us for a kick-off webinar.  


Learning Objectives

  • Describe why researchers, practitioners, policymakers and advocates interested in evidence-based policy dialogue should integrate oral health into their work.
  • Describe how oral health issues are addressed in federal and state policies.
  • Understand challenges, research methods and best practices in improving access to oral health care, oral health-related quality of care, and oral health outcomes.


For more information, including a list of moderators, speakers, and a link to register, visit the AcademyHealth website.

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