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New: Representatives Mike Burgess, M.D., (R-Texas) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) led a bipartisan congressional sign-on letter to the House Labor-HHS-Ed Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) in support of $280 million for Title VII in FY 2015. Reps. DeGette and Burgess were joined by 96 Members of Congress in signing the letter.

New: Representatives Lois Capps (D-Calif.) and Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) led a bipartisan congressional sign-on letter to the House Labor-HHS-Ed Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) urging a "strong commitment" to Title VIII nursing workforce programs in FY 2015. Reps. Capps and Hanna were joined by 92 Members of Congress in signing the letter.

New: Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) led a congressional sign-on letter to the Senate Labor-HHS-Ed Appropriations Subcommitee Chair Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) in support of $280 million for Title VII in FY 2015. Senator Reed was joined by 24 Senators in signing the letter.

New: Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) led a congressional sign-on letter to Senate Labor-HHS-Ed Appropriations Subcommitee Chair Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) urging a "strong commitment" to Title VIII nursing workforce programs in FY 2015. Senator Merkley was joined by 28 Senators in signing the letter.

On March 4, President Obama released his FY 2015 budget, which requests $438.7 million for Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workfroce development programs.

Within this total, the budget requests $ 214.9 for Title VII, a $30.5 million (12.4 percent) decrease below the FY 2014 level. As the president proposed in FY 2014, the budget recommends eliminating funding for the Title VII Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP), a diversity pipeline program, and the Title VII Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program.

The budget requests $10 million to support a new Clinical Training in Interprofessional Practice program to "increase the capacity of community-based primary health care teams to deliver quality care" and $4 million to fund new Rural Health Physician Training grants to "help rural-focused training programs recruit and graduate students most likely to practice in underserved rural communities." Both programs are authorized under Title VII. The budget proposes funding all remaining Title VII programs at the FY 2014 level.

The president proposes $223.8 million for the Title VIII, which provides funding for all Title VIII programs at their FY 2014 levels. Within this total, the president requests a $62 million transfer from the Public Health Service (PHS) Evaluation tap to the fund the Title VIII Advanced Education Nursing program.

The FY 2015 funding levels proposed in the president's budget for individual Title VII and Title VIII programs compared to the enacted levels in FY 2014 are outlined in the updated funding chart.

 

The FY 2014 HPNEC Brochure is here! Contact Tannaz Rasouli (trasouli@aamc.org) or Alex Khalife (akhalife@aamc.org) for copies.


Updated grants lists are now available! State-by-state lists of Title VII- and Title VIII-funded projects are available from FY 2006 - FY 2013.

The Title VII and Title VIII Video Profiles are now available on YouTube! The Title VII and Title VIII Video Profiles are a collection of 1 to 2 minute videos showing Title VII and Title VIII programs in action at institutions across the country. We are still accepting videos for inclusion on the YouTube page. If you or you members would like to submit a video, please see the video guidelines here, or email Tannaz Rasouli (trasouli@aamc.org)

 

HPNEC Background

The Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) is an informal alliance of more than 60 organizations representing a variety of schools, programs, health professionals and students dedicated to educating professional health personnel. Together, the members of HPNEC advocate for adequate and continued support for the health professions and nursing workforce development programs authorized under Titles VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act. The members of the Coalition believe these programs are essential to the development and training of tomorrow's health professionals and are critical to providing continued health services to underserved and minority communities.

For more information on HPNEC activities or how to join, please contact Tannaz Rasouli, trasouli@aamc.org, HPNEC Director, (202) 828-0525.