Health Education and Training Centers

To provide assistance for establishing, maintaining, and operating Health Education and Training Centers (HETCs) that: (1)address the persistent and severe unmet health care needs in States along the border between the United States and Mexico and in the State of Florida, and in other urban and rural
areas with populations with serious unmet health care needs; (2) establish an advisory board comprised of health service providers, educators and consumers from the service area; (3) conduct training and education programs for health professions students these areas; (4) conduct training in health education services, including training to prepare community health workers; and (5) support health professionals (including nursing) practicing in the area through educational and other services.

Applicants shall collaborate with 2 or more disciplines, e.g., medicine, dentistry, nursing, advanced practice nursing, physicians assistant, mental health, public health, pharmacy, physical therapist, social work, allied health, community health worker; enter into contracts and agreements with entities with expertise in providing public health and health education services to the public; and coordinate activities and programs with similar activities and programs carried out in the target communities and minority, disadvantaged, and/or underserved populations.
Examples of Funded Projects

Grants cover planning and implementation strategies on statewide, regional and local levels, including training programs serving Hispanics and other minority/underserved populations in Florida and United States-Mexico border areas, and in other underserved, rural and inner-city communities.

Trainees include physicians, nurses, allied health personnel, public health personnel, community health workers and others.

Descriptions of funded programs are available at http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/interdisciplinary/03abstracts/hetc.htm .


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - Louis D.

Coccodrilli, M.P.H., Chief, or Susan Goodman, D.D.S., Dental Officer, AHEC Branch, Division of State, Community and Public Health, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Room 9-05, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-6950.
Website Address

www.hrsa.gov