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-15-050 Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
HRSA-15-051 , Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry
HRSA-15-046 Advanced Nursing Education
HRSA-15-054 Primary Care Training and Enhancement Awards
HRSA-15-047 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship
HRSA-15-057 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program