Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-21-019

The application closes on April 19, 2021

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program. This program will increase the number of dental and dental hygiene faculty in the workforce. Grantees will create and manage a loan repayment program for individuals who serve as full-time dental faculty.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Programs of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry in public or private nonprofit dental or dental hygiene schools
  • Approved residency in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry
  • Advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry

Visit page 5 of the funding opportunity for eligibility information.

HRSA expects approximately $800,000 to be available in FY 2021 to fund eight (8), grantees.

For a complete list of funding opportunities, visit the HRSA website.

Technical Assistance Webinar

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. ET

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Implications of Coronavirus for People Living with HIV/AIDS


It is unknown how many people living with HIV/AIDS have tested positive for Covid-19 in the United States. The ADAP Advocacy AssociationCommunity Access National NetworkCommunity Education GroupHealthHIV, and the Legacy Health Endowment are working in collaboration to gain a greater perspective on this issue. As such, if you are HIV-positive and reside in the United States, then please take one minute to complete our very brief survey.



Mid Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center to Host 17th Annual HIV in West Virginia–Virtual Friday Program

Part 2

February 26, 2021 12:00-2:10 PM ET

This event will focus on Strategies of HIV Care and Treatment Provision During an HIV Outbreak, assessment and control of an outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs as well as the state of the HIV epidemic in WV in relation to injection drug use.

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Part 3

March 5, 2021 12:00-2:10 PM ET

This event will focus on lessons learned from providing care in a COVID-19 follow-up clinic and COVID-19 and HIV Co-infection.

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Stand with Your Fellow West Virginia Nurses at 2021 Virtual Policy Summit

WVNA 2021 Virtual Policy Summit: Voices from the Frontline

Thursday, March 25, 2021

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST


As the frontline of the health care industry, nursing simply must have a place at the table when shaping health care policy. From fighting the pandemic to daily patient care to adapting to constant rules changes for hospitals, nurses are woven into the very fabric of health care and must use their collective voices as outspoken change agents to strengthen policy for nursing and for their patients.

Add your voice to the discussion at this year’s virtual policy summit. Content will include policy updates, effective communication strategies with a legislator and their staff, posters, and more.



Not Throwing Away Our Shot

When it comes to COVID vaccines, we all have unanswered questions.

Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta is a side effect scientist at the University of North Carolina. He will provide plain language interpretations of the approval process and what to expect from side effects. He sees vaccine hesitancy as a rational reaction to mistreatment by and suspicion of medical systems.

We can return a sense of control back into vaccine decisions through respect for choice and autonomy.

He will provide links and tools to help you start that conversation.


Call for COVID-19 innovations

Call for Innovations


Share Your Community’s COVID-19 Innovations Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
RHIhub has received requests for examples of how rural communities and healthcare providers are addressing vaccine hesitancy and distribution. Please consider sharing your experiences. You can see recent submissions from RHIhub This Week readers in the Rural COVID-19 Innovations collection under COVID-19 Vaccination. We will also be featuring more in-depth information in the new COVID-19 Innovations section of the Rural Monitor. Email your examples to Kristine Sande at with the subject line: COVID-19 Innovations.

Harm Reduction – A Community Conversation

LOST RIVER, W.Va. February 1, 2021 – The Community Education Group (CEG) will be convening a statewide roundtable on the topic of harm reduction in West Virginia on Monday, February 8th, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

This open panel discussion will be moderated by CEG’s Founder & Executive Director, A. Toni Young, and will feature local and state elected officials, private business representatives, public health experts, and harm reduction providers from across the state.

“There are a lot of misconceptions about what ‘harm reduction’ actual is, whom it serves, and the impacts it has on our communities,” said Ms. Young. “After two decades of dealing with the opioid crisis in West Virginia, emotions are fraught and tempers are high. This roundtable is meant to bring all of the stakeholders to the table to come up with some answers and recommendations.”

This roundtable discussion will occur during the regular monthly meeting of the West Virginia Statewide Stakeholders Coalition (WVSSC), a coalition of over 100 individuals, Community-Based Organizations, government agencies and departments, healthcare providers, insurers, and pharmaceutical partners that meets on the second Monday of each month (excluding federal holidays). Each meeting averages between 40-60 attendees, making this one of the best-attended coalitions in West Virginia.

Registration is open to the public, and the WVSSC invites community members, community organizations and businesses, and healthcare providers, alike, to participate in this important roundtable. Those interested in attending my register using the following link:

All questions for the panelist should be submitted in advance to:

The Community Education Group (CEG) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with offices in Lost River, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., working to eliminate disparities in health outcomes and improve public health in disadvantaged populations and under-served communities

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New, Three-Month Special Enrollment Period!

Today, President Biden took executive action to reverse several policies that have undermined the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid, and have made it harder to enroll in coverage. The President also announced a new, three-month Special Enrollment Period, allowing anyone to sign up for health coverage. Groups like YI and advocates like you have been pushing for this kind of Special Enrollment Period since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, so this is a big win.

Here is what you need to know:

  • Sign up at Govanytime between February 15th and May 15th
  • You do NOT need to prove a loss of coverage, if you’re uninsured and want to sign up for a plan, you should
  • Coverage is more affordable than you think. In fact, a recent study found that 4 million Americans could qualify for a $0 plan – and a disproportionate amount of them are young people
  • Need help enrolling in a plan? Help is still available! Find a Navigator or assister near you with our Connector tool.

Click here to read more about this new opportunity and how to get covered.

Please help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity. It’s never a good time to go without health insurance, but now more than ever, it’s important to get covered.

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