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1 An Overview of: Federal Funding Opportunities for Oral Health Yvonne Knight, J.D. Senior Vice President Advocacy and Governmental Relations ADEA Policy Center Federal Funding Opportunities for Oral Health Yvonne Knight, J.D. Senior Vice President Advocacy and Governmental Relations ADEA Policy Center

2 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

3 HRSA’s Oral Health Initiatives HRSA’s oral health workforce programs support: Students, residents and practitioners FY 2011 HRSA’s Bureau of Health Professions awarded $31.1 million in new and continuing grants

4 Oral Health Funding Opportunities

5 Pre-doctoral Training Programs Funding supports 15 programs FY 2012 $4.3 million

6 Post-doctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry FY 2012 $9.3 million in commitments Funding supports 27 programs

7 Faculty Development in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene FY 2012 total funding, $4.5 million Funding supports 8 programs

8 Dental Faculty Loan Repayment FY 2012 $1.1 million was paid out Funding supports 6 programs

9 State Oral Health Workforce Program For FY 2012: Funding of $2.2 million annually (3-year grant) Grant supports 26 programs and 7 dental schools

10 Residency Training in General and Pediatric Dentistry* Funds the planning, development, operation of, and participation (including financial assistance to residents) in approved residency and advanced education programs in general or pediatric dentistry

11 Geriatric Training for Dentists Program supports 13 grantees with more than $8 million through fellowships and other training efforts Through this program 4,073 older adults received dental care in academic year

12 Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) FY 2011 provided services to 4 million patients in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

13 GME-Children’s Hospitals

14 FY 2011 $8.4 million Program supported 22 pediatric dental residency programs 165 pediatric dentistry residents

15 Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

16 Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) FY 2011 approximately $44 million Program supported 25 schools in the dentistry discipline Program supported 11 schools in the dental hygiene discipline

17 National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

18 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program FY 2012 the program supported: 4,267 awards (2,342 new and 1,925 continuation contracts) Total, $169 million.

19 National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

20 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program FY 2012 the program supported: 222 awards (212 new and 10 continuation contracts) totaling $42 million.

21 Health Professions Student Loan

22 Program supports participating institutions that provide long-term, low interest loans to full-time students with financial need to pursue a degree in a medical discipline, including dentistry

23 Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) The Affordable Care Act (ACA): Grants awarded under this Act are for a term of not more than 3 years and the maximum award may not be more than $500,000

24 Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs

25 Most dentists will only be eligible to receive incentive payments from the Medicaid Meaningful Use Incentive Program Any dentist qualifying for incentives under the Medicaid program must meet the criterion that “the eligible provider must have at least 30 % patient volume attributable to those who are receiving Medicaid”

26 ARRA - Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals - Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry - Residency

27 This grant program supports: academic administrative units residency training predoctoral training faculty development training general and pediatric dental residency training program areas

28 Thank You!

29 HRSA Grants ProgramDescription Grant Totals Pre-doctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Grant program supports 15 programs to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in an approved professional training program in the field of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry, or dental hygiene for dental students, dental hygiene students, dental hygienists, or other approved primary care dental trainees. $4.3 million Post-doctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry The program supports grants to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in approved professional training programs in the field of general, pediatric, and public health dentistry as well as financial support for dental residents, practicing dentists, or other approved primary care dental trainees. $9.3 million

30 Program Description Grant Totals Faculty Development in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Grant program supports initiatives focused on the development of existing or future dental faculty members, including training, educational activities, and learning systems. $4.5 million Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Grant program supports full-time faculty members and aids in the retention and recruitment of faculty. $1.1 million HRSA Grants

31 Program Description Grant Totals State Oral Health Workforce Program Program directly supports states' efforts to improve oral health access through various workforce programs. Activities through this grant program include: loan forgiveness and repayment, recruitment and retention efforts, grants and low-or no-interest loans, establishment or expansion of dental residency programs, expansion of oral health services in shortage areas, placement and support of dental trainees, continuing education, teledentistry, community-based prevention, promotion of oral health professions among youth, faculty recruitment programs, and developing or augmenting a state's dental director office. $2.2 million

32 HRSA Grants Program Description Grant Totals Geriatric Training for Physicians, Dentists, and Behavioral and Mental Health Professionals Program Program provides financial assistance for geriatric training projects to train physicians, dentists, and behavioral and mental health professionals who plan to teach geriatric medicine, geriatric dentistry, or geriatric behavioral and mental health. $8 million Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program Program supports the increased number of primary care residents and dentists trained in community-based ambulatory patient care settings. $230 million The Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program Program provides funding to freestanding children's hospitals to support training of pediatric and other medical and dental residents in graduate medical education programs. $8.4 million

33 HRSA Grants Program Description Grant Totals Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program promotes diversity among health professions students and practitioners by providing scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds enrolled in health professions programs, including oral health programs. $44 million Health Professions Student Loan Program supports participating institutions that provide long-term, low-interest loans to full-time students with financial need to pursue a degree in a medical discipline, including dentistry. Varies Loans for Disadvantaged Students Program supports participating institutions that provide long-term, low-interest loans to full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds with financial need to pursue a degree in a medical discipline, including dentistry. Varies

34 HRSA Grants Program Description Grant Totals National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program Program seeks dentists and dental hygienists to provide culturally competent, interdisciplinary primary health care services to underserved populations located in selected Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). $169 million National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program Program provides scholarships to students who are enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in an accredited health care professions academic program pursuing careers in primary care, including dentistry. $42 million To learn more about grants, loans, and scholarships available through HRSA please visit and click on “grants” or “loans and scholarships” or contact HRSA, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Student Loans and Scholarships, Campus Based Branch at (301)


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