The intent of the Pathways to Health Professions Program is to support the continuation and development of innovative, culturally competent approaches that encourage underrepresented minority (URM) and disadvantaged students in colleges and universities, community colleges, elementary, middle, and high schools to pursue a career in a health or allied health field. The intent of the Pathways program is to 1.) Expose students in grades K-12 to health and allied health professions through innovative, non-traditional methods, with an emphasis on health professions that are experiencing severe shortages across the country; and 2.) Expose and prepare high school and undergraduate students to pursue careers in allied health and health professions, including faculty membership and research.
The ultimate goal of the program is to strengthen the national capacity to produce a healthcare workforce that includes clinicians, researchers and faculty members whose diversity is representative of the U.S. population.
Funding for this grant program is to provide direct financial assistance to elementary, middle and high schools, community colleges, colleges and universities, public and private non-profit entities (such as community and faith-based organizations, and national, regional, or local organizations), tribes, tribal organizations, and health or education professional organizations to increase the interest and pursuit of health or allied careers among URM and disadvantaged students.
Funding will be made to support two distinct programs: 1.) Primary Pathways- expose students in grades K-12 to health and allied health professions through innovative, non-traditional methods, with an emphasis on health professions that are experiencing severe shortages across the country; and 2.) Advanced Pathways- expose and prepare high school and undergraduate students to pursue careers in health and allied health professions, including faculty membership and research.
* This program is not included in the President's budget for FY 2005. Potential applicants for funds should consider this announcement provisional until final Congressional action on appropriations is taken. Updated information on Congressional action on appropriations will be availabel on the HRSA Web site.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Health Careers Opportunity Program
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 901 Russell Avenue Suite 450, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879