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-16-182 Dental Faculty Development and Loan Repayment Program
HRSA-16-193 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals and Professionals
HRSA-17-006 Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program