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Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
for the Training of Preventive Health Physicians

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce, Division of Medicine and Dentistry

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01/26/18 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA nonprofit and public hospitals, accredited schools of health or medicine, and governmental health departments for preventive health residency and internship programs. Applicants are advised that the required registrations may take up to one month to complete. The goal of this program is to increase access to preventive medicine and the number of practicing preventive health physicians.

Applicants must propose programs to provide graduate medical education training to preventive medicine residents. Grant funds shall used to:

1. Plan, develop (including the development of curricula), operate, or participate in an accredited residency or internship program in preventive medicine or public health;
2. Defray the costs of practicum experiences, as required in such a program; and
3. Establish, maintain, or improve–
a. Academic administrative units (including departments, divisions, or other appropriate units) in preventive medicine and public health; or
b. Programs that improve clinical teaching in preventive medicine and public health.

Applicants must aim to:
-Increase the number of preventive medicine physicians; and
-Enhance the quality of preventive medicine physicians by strengthening didactic, clinical, and practicum experiences for residents, including inter-professional training to increase integrated public health and primary care.

Applicants should be committed to increasing diversity in health professions training programs and the health workforce. This commitment helps ensure, to the extent possible, that the workforce addresses the diversity of the nation. Training programs should develop the competencies and skills needed for intercultural understanding and expand cultural fluency, recognizing that bringing people of diverse backgrounds and experiences together, facilitates innovative and strategic practices that enhance the health of all people.

Applicants are encouraged to address Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) clinical priorities of opioid abuse, mental health, and childhood obesity. In addition, applicants should emphasize competencies in emerging public health issues including disaster and emergency preparedness and training for practice in rural and underserved areas, including the use of telehealth. Applicants are also encouraged to partner with primary care and public health entities that focus on underserved communities, such as federally qualified health centers, Indian health service and Tribal health centers, and Rural Health Clinics.

New residency programs, without accreditation, may apply. New residency programs must provide proof of accreditation by the end of the first year of support and have residents in training in the second year of support in order to continue to receive funds from the award. Refer to section III.1 for further information.

Eligible Trainees:

Trainees receiving support from award funds must be: (a) a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen U.S. national, or a foreign national having in his or her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States; and (b) a physician who has graduated from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathic medicine in the United States or if a graduate from a foreign school, must meet the criteria of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, for entry into the program supported by this grant. Individuals interested in participating in this program must apply directly to the residency training program and plan to complete the grant-supported program and engage in the practice and/or teaching of preventive medicine and public health, especially in positions which meet the needs of medically underserved populations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182486

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Funding is expected to be available annually to fund approximately 17 recipients.

Estimated Size of Grant:

You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $400,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year.

Term of Contract:

The project period is May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2023 (5 years). Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds for the Preventive Medicine Residency Program in subsequent fiscal years, satisfactory recipient performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Entities eligible to apply for this grant program are:
a) An accredited school of public health or school of medicine or osteopathic medicine;
b) An accredited public or private nonprofit hospital;
c) A State, local or Tribal health department; or
d) A consortium of two or more eligible entities as described in items a through

Preventive medicine residency programs must be accredited by ACGME or the AOA. An official letter from the appropriate accrediting body must be submitted to HRSA with the application to document the approved accreditation status of the program with the beginning and ending dates of the current accreditation.

Programs that have not obtained accreditation from the ACGME or the AOA at the time of application must provide documentation that the institution has started the process of applying for accreditation. This documentation must include a copy of the letter from the appropriate accrediting body indicating that the application has been submitted by the grant applicant. Further, an official letter from the appropriate accrediting body must be submitted to HRSA to document the approved accreditation status of the program, including the beginning and ending dates of the new accreditation, before the end of the first budget period in order to receive continued funding after the first year of support.

Eligible applicants include public and nonprofit entities. Faith-based and community- based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply if they meet the eligibility requirements specified in a-d.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The technical assistance webinar has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

Pre-Application Information:

Ensure your and registrations and passwords are current immediately. Deadline extensions are not granted for lack of registration. Registration in all systems, including and, may take up to one month to complete.

The due date for applications under this NOFO is January 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To attend the December 12 technical assistance webinar:
-Call-In Number: 1-888-950-6751
-Participant Code: 4593214
-Web link:
-Playback Number: 1-888-568-0155
-Passcode: 1710

You may request additional information regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO by contacting:

Mrs. Latisha Nibblett, Grants Management Specialist
HRSA Division of Grants Management Operations
OFAM 5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 10SWH03
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-1582
Fax: (301) 443-6343

You may request additional information regarding overall program issues and/or technical assistance related to this NOFO by contacting:

Steven Coulter, MD, Public Health Analyst and Project Officer
Division of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical Training and Geriatrics Branch
Attn: Preventive Medicine Residency Program
Bureau of Health Workforce, HRSA
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15N144A
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 945-3336
Fax: (301) 443-0162


Irene Sandvold, DrPH, FACNM, FAAN, Special Assistant/Project Officer
Division of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical Training and Geriatrics Branch
Attn: Preventive Medicine Residency Program
Bureau of Health Workforce, HRSA
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15N152
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-2295
Fax: (301) 443-0162

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