The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has launched Building Bridges to Better Health: A Primary Health Care Challenge. This $1 million national prize challenge will accelerate the development and testing of low-cost, scalable technical assistance solutions. Challenge participants will submit ideas to address barriers to health and health-related social risk factors such as accessing medical, social, housing, educational, or other related services. HRSA will make awards totaling $1 million over three phases between June 2022 and August 2023. The challenge is open to broad public participation including individuals, groups, health care organizations, and other entities.
HRSA encourages participation by visiting Challenge.gov for more information, including submission requirements, eligibility, deadlines, competition rules, judging criteria, prize amounts, and how to submit a proposal. Phase 1 submissions are due by August 2, 2022. Read the press release here.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded nearly $15 million in funding for rural communities to address psychostimulant misuse and related overdose deaths. Psychostimulants include methamphetamine and other illegal drugs, such as cocaine and ecstasy, as well as prescription stimulants for conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or depression. This funding helps support the President’s National Drug Control Strategy and deliver on his Unity Agenda priority of beating the overdose epidemic. Read press release here.