Presentation on theme: "Dale Dirks President, Health and Medicine Counsel of Washington Washington Representative National Council for Diversity in the Health Professions (NCDHP)"— Presentation transcript:
Dale Dirks President, Health and Medicine Counsel of Washington Washington Representative National Council for Diversity in the Health Professions (NCDHP)
Background Washington Rep./Lobbyist AMHPS 12 HBCU Health Professions Schools, FAMU, TUSK, MMC, MSM Howard, Meharry, Morehouse, and Drew
Background 30 years experience on HP training issues Involved in HCOP, COE, SDS, MFLR 1987- creation of original COE-HBCU; subsequent addition of Hisp., Native American, Pacific Islanders, and other 1990 – Creation of SDS and MFLR
NCDHP Current, former, future directors and administrators of COE and HCOP programs Work towards the funding and proper administration of the programs Only organization focused solely on COE and HCOP Congratulations to Beverly, Wanda, Kathy
Reauthorization of the Centers of Excellence (COE) Program COEs: – improve recruitment/performance – facilitate research on minority health issues – train students/faculty to provide healthcare to minority individuals. Affordable Care Act (ACA)-reauthorized $50 million FY 2010-2015 2005: 34 COEs Today: 20 COEs FY 2005 - $33.6 million FY 2006 - 64.7% cut to $11.9 million FY 2008 - $12.773 million FY 2010 Omnibus -$24.6 million, $4 million increase over FY 2009.
Reauthorization of Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) HCOPS: – Funding to encourage minority, economically/academically disadvantaged students to pursue health professions. Reauthorized ACA - $51 million FY 2011-2014 2005:74 HCOPs Today: 35 HCOPs FY 2005 - $35.6 million FY 2006 - $4 million FY 2008 -$9.825 million FY 2010 Omnibus - $22.1 million, an increase of $3 million over FY 2009.
FY 2011 Funding Center’s of Excellence is funded at $24.45 million Health Careers Opportunity Program (H-COP) is funded at $21.998 million
Funding in FY 2012 Temporary Debt Ceiling Agreement Increase of $400 billion to meet short term financial obligations Labor-HHS: $2 billion under FY 2011 12-member Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Committee address long-term issues of revenue, entitlement, and spending reform $1.5 trillion in additional deficit reduction by November 23rd, 2011.
How to Get Involved Institutions should become members of the NCDHP HCOP and COE grantees need a voice with Congress and the White House Participate/remain informed in advocacy discussion Be poised to contact your legislators
Contact Dale P. Dirks & Lodriguez Murray Health & Medicine Counsel of Washington 507 Capitol Court, NE Suite 200 Washington, DC 20002 (202) 544-7499