National Center for Health Workforce Analysis

To provide for the development of information describing the health professions workforce and the analysis of workforce-related issues and to provide necessary information for decision-making regarding future directions in health professions and nursing programs in response to societal and professional
Examples of Funded Projects

Regional Centers for Health Workforce Studies in California, Texas, New York, North Carolina, Washington, and Illinois.

Research studies providing supply and demand of pharmacists, nurses and physicians.

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 - Sarah Richards, Evaluation and Analysis Branch, Office of Workforce Evaluation and Qualify Assurance, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-105, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-5452.
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of North Dakota $ 3,249,968   2008-09-012014-08-31
University Of Texas Health Science Center Of San Antonio-$ 493   2003-09-302005-09-29
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Program Accomplishments

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds can be used to provide for targeted information collection and analysis activities related to health workforce, research on high priority workforce questions, the development of a nonfederal analytic and research infrastructure related to health workforce-related issues, and to conduct program evaluation and assessment.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Those eligible to apply are: State or local governments, health professions schools, schools of nursing, academic health centers, community-based health facilities, and other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities, including faith based and community based organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Those who will ultimately benefit from these grants are the local, rural, State, and Federal legislators and policy makers who will receive the information needed with which to make health workforce decisions.


Applicants should review the individual HRSA Guidance documents issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Please visit the Web site at to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee which will make funding recommendations to the Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Health Professions. The Associate Administrator has the authority to make final selections for awards.

Award Procedures

Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Grant Award issued from Headquarters Office.

Deadlines .


Public health Service Act, Title VII; Section 761 and General Provisions Sections 791-799; 42 U.S.C. 294n, as amended; Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998; Public Law 105-392.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 6 months.




At the end of the initial project period awardees may submit a competing continuation application for an additional 5 years of support.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Some cooperative agreements may require a matching requirement for State and local studies.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is available up to 5 years.

Post Assistance Requirements


A Progress Report must be submitted annually.

A financial status report must be submitted