United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce, Division of Medicine and Dentistry
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Grants to USA hospitals, universities, and others to train predoctoral dentistry students and other dentistry students to treat underserved communities. On December 17, a webinar will be held. On January 21, a conference call will be held. Eligible applicants, having accredited training programs in dentistry and dental hygiene, will focus on training in new models that stress the integration of oral health into larger care delivery systems and expanded roles of dental hygienists, under evolving State practice acts.
Eligible programs will enhance dental workforce education and training to prepare predoctoral dental students, dental hygiene students, and dental hygienists to practice in new and emerging models of care that are designed to meet the needs of vulnerable, underserved, or rural communities.
Propose predoctoral training programs in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry for dental students, dental hygienists, and dental hygiene students that address at least one of the following two focus areas:
Focus Area 1: Enhancing training to support integration of oral health within the broader health care delivery system to improve access to oral health care for vulnerable, underserved, or rural communities.
Focus Area 2: Training to support oral health providers practicing in advanced roles to improve access to vulnerable, underserved, or rural communities.
Applicants may use grant funds to support the proposed professional training programs in the following ways:
1. To plan, develop, and operate or participate in an approved professional training programs in the fields of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or public health dentistry for dental students, dental hygienists, and/or dental hygiene trainees that emphasizes training for general, pediatric, or public health dentistry;
2. To meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain, or improve predoctoral training in primary care programs; and
3. To provide technical assistance to primary care training programs in developing and implementing instruction regarding the oral health status, dental care needs, and risk-based clinical disease management of all primary care populations with an emphasis on underserved children.
Only applicants who develop and operate innovative programs to encourage and support students from underrepresented minorities, rural or disadvantaged backgrounds, or veterans may use funds to provide financial assistance to dental and dental hygiene students who: 1) demonstrate need; and 2) plan to practice in general, pediatric, public heath dentistry, or dental hygiene.
GrantWatch ID#: 149582
Up to 13 grants.
Up to $350,000 per year.
July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020 (5 years)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To obtain additional information regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues:
Denis Nikiema, Grants Management Specialist
Telephone: (301) 443-8007
Fax: (301) 443- 6343
For additional information related to the overall program issues and/or technical assistance:
Diane Weidley, RDH, BSDH
Public Health Analyst, Oral Health Training Branch
Telephone: (301) 443-8106
Fax: (301) 443-8890
For assistance when working online to submit application forms electronically:
Grants.gov Contact Center Telephone: 1-800-518-4726 (International Callers, please dial 606-545-5035) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants should always obtain a case number when calling for support. Contact Grants.gov 24 hours a day, seven days a week, excluding Federal holidays.
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