Rural Health Grants

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

June 15, 2022
Rural Health Grants

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) coordinates activities related to rural health care within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), FORHP has department-wide responsibility for analyzing the possible effects of policy on residents of rural communities. FORHP also administers grant programs designed to build health care capacity at both the local and State levels. This session will provide you with an overview of the community-based grant programs offered by FORHP, tips on how to get involved with FORHP-funded rural health programs in your community, and share information about other important rural health resources.

Webinar Details

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
The webinar is available to watch on-demand below with the accompanying presentation slides. 

Speaker Information

Amber Amber BerrianBerrian
Deputy Director of the Community-Based Division
HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy [FORHP]

Amber Berrian is the Deputy Director of the Community-Based Division within HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), where she leads the development and implementation of CBDs competitive program portfolio and coordinates several high-priority strategic operations activities. Since joining FORHP, Amber has worked to develop program policies that support health care system redesign, capacity building and infrastructure development for rural health networks. Amber earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology/Physiology from the University of Maryland and Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from The George Washington University.

Allison Hutchings
Deputy Director of the Rural Strategic Initiatives Division
HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy [FORHP]

Allison Hutchings is the Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s Rural Strategic Initiatives Division. In this capacity, she helps oversee the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program, a $575 million initiative that provides community-based grants and technical assistance to rural communities addressing SUD and other behavioral health needs. Prior to working at HRSA, she held positions at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a bipartisan think tank in Washington, DC, the Department of Justice, and Save the Children-India. She holds an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary.

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Rural Peer Learning Network Opportunity

The Rural Peer Learning Network serves in conjunction with our monthly webinars and is an opportunity to learn directly from other rural community colleges. This is an opportunity for rural community colleges to learn about the process of applying for rural health grants (i.e., Health Profession Opportunity Grants) and potential tips from current/previous grant recipients.

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Please review the details and register for the Rural Community College Peer Learning Network: Sharing Rural Health Grants Experiences discussion here.

Watch On-Demand

Access the presentation slides from this webinar here.