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Health Education and Training Centers

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Purpose of this program:

To provide assistance for establishing, maintaining, and operating Health Education and Training Centers (HETCs) that: (1)address the persistent and severe unmet health care needs in States along the border between the United States and Mexico and in the State of Florida, and in other urban and rural areas with populations with serious unmet health care needs; (2) establish an advisory board comprised of health service providers, educators and consumers from the service area; (3) conduct training and education programs for health professions students these areas; (4) conduct training in health education services, including training to prepare community health workers; and (5) support health professionals (including nursing) practicing in the area through educational and other services. Applicants shall collaborate with 2 or more disciplines, e.g., medicine, dentistry, nursing, advanced practice nursing, physicians assistant, mental health, public health, pharmacy, physical therapist, social work, allied health, community health worker; enter into contracts and agreements with entities with expertise in providing public health and health education services to the public; and coordinate activities and programs with similar activities and programs carried out in the target communities and minority, disadvantaged, and/or underserved populations.