This announcement solicits applications for the Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Cooperative Agreement Program.
Program Purpose Under Section 761(c) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by Section 5103 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the purpose of the HWRC
Cooperative Agreement Program is to Collect, analyze, and report Title VII health workforce program data to the National Center and to the public; and Provide technical assistance to local and regional entities on the collection, analysis, and reporting of health workforce data.
Through these efforts, the HWRC program supports and disseminates rigorous research that strengthens evidence-based policy and enhances government’s and the public’s understanding of issues and trends in the health workforce.
In this way, HWRC projects help inform health workforce planning and policy at all levels.
Health professions addressed by Title VII of the Public Health Service Act reflect a broad range of occupations and providers, including allied health (42USC§294e); behavioral health (42USC§294e-1); direct care (including workers employed in long-term care settings, home settings, and community based settings (42USC§293k-1)); geriatrics (42USC§294c); oral health (42USC§293k-2); palliative care (42USC§294i); and primary care (42USC§293k).