The Centers of Excellence grant program is part of a national strategy to improve the public’s access to quality, culturally-appropriate health care by increasing the number of underrepresented minority students who enter and successfully graduate from health professions training programs.
Centers of Excellence grants help health professions schools improve information resources, clinical education, curricula, and cultural competency as they relate to minority health issues. Ultimately, Centers of Excellence grantees serve as innovative resource and education centers for the recruitment, training and retention of underrepresented minority students and faculty.
With Centers of Excellence funding, grantees offer programing that meets the following seven legislative purposes:
Underrepresented minorities are defined as individuals who are
Accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and graduate programs in behavioral or mental health that
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HRSA-16-065 Nurse Faculty Loan Program
HRSA-16-045 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Program
HRSA-16-059 Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program
HRSA-16-042 Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) Program
HRSA-16-070 Advanced Nursing Education Program
HRSA-16-076 Oral Health Service Expansion
HRSA-16-066 Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Bachelor of Science in Nursing Practicums in Community Settings Program
HRSA-16-068 Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention- Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program: Behavioral Health Integration