HRSA launches Community Health Worker Training Program | American Dental Association

HRSA launches Community Health Worker Training Program

June 14 deadline to apply

The Health Resources and Services Administration is launching the Community Health Worker Training Program.

The new program, which is supported by $226.5 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan, plans to increase the number of community health workers — including Community Dental Health Coordinators — who play a critical role in connecting people to care, according to HRSA.

Through the program, HRSA plans to train 13,000 community health workers in order to increase access to care, improve public health emergency response and address the public health needs of underserved communities.

To learn about eligibility and to apply for the Community Health Worker Training Program, visit Grants.gov. Applications are due June 14.