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AHEC TA Information Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Judith Sayad
32:04
who will have access to the recording?
Carl Yonder
32:29
Today's webinar is being recorded and will be posted to the website within a few days.
Linda Cragin
37:51
The DUNS is out of date as of April 4th. Our grants are due April 6th. You can get a UEI instead. This is required on the budget worksheet for example.
Susan Huppert
38:01
I am guessing you will cover this for those medical schools in a state without an AHEC
Jennifer Taylor (she/her)
39:19
Is attachment 10 - "the completed copy of the Research & Related Budget" – counted in the 65 page limit? It is a copy of a standardized form that typically does apply to the page count.
Henry Nuss
39:28
FYI it can take up to 2 business days to get a UEI (DUNS) #, in case you don't have one.
Henry Nuss
40:04
so don't wait till last minute
Angie DS
41:04
Could you please clarify the school of nursing eligibility. The presenter stated they can only apply if there is no medical school in the state but the notice of funding states nursing schools can apply in states where there is not a current AHEC. Thanks much
Denna Wheeler
41:24
Has anyone else had issues submitting the SWP using Cayuse?
Michelle Mollick
43:22
There is confusion about wording on pp 18-19 of the NOFO. Do you really intend for CHW's to be enrolled as Scholars?
Janna Lesser
43:49
I believe so, yes
Mary Cloud
44:46
AHEC Scholars include nursing students (non NP's)
JD Garza
44:58
Are NP,PA, MD residents allowed?
Anne Wenders
45:00
CHWs typically do not pursue two year course work. Will exceptions be allowed?
Gloria Burnett
45:13
If we are current awardee and already have prior approval for expanded disciplines, do we have to reapply for prior approval with the new award or do all existing priori approvals to date hold true?
Yessica Ayala
45:56
I have the same question about CHWs as well
JD Garza
46:22
Do all AHEC centers HAVE to work with CHW's and other paraprofessional's
Diana Schow
46:37
Is there a list of allied health professionals that qualify for scholars? Is there a list of health professions that do NOT qualify for scholars?
JD Garza
47:53
Does every AHEC center have to develop a High school public health pipeline program?
Anne Wenders
48:01
CHWs and paraprofessionals typically do not pursue a "degree program" (page 18 of NOFO). Could you please clarify how they might be incorporated in the formal Scholars Program?
Jennifer Taylor (she/her)
48:37
Examples for the disparity impact statement identifies transgender and sexual orientation status as a category, yet this is not data collection historically reported to HRSA. Is this is new expectation to report this data on annual performance reports?
Jennifer Cahn (she, her, hers)
48:50
Is it possible to apply for both ID and POSME phases?
Rachel Huber
49:11
Will we have access to a copy of today's PowerPoint?
Carl Yonder
50:30
Today's presentation has been posted in the Chat
Billy Philips
51:32
Will there be a list of participants in this webinar provided with enough information for contact regarding collaborations?
Nathaniel.Steinlicht@usd.edu
54:12
On page two of the NOFO, it says that a center can spend up to 6 years in the ID phase. We received funding for a new center in FY19. Does this mean we can request ID funding for this center for two years of this 5-year cycle to reach the maximum of 6?
Hong Chartrand
55:00
On p. 9 of the NOFO, it says “to identify an individual to function as an AHEC Program Evaluator with a minimum of a .5 FTE.” Can such a .5 FTE be a combination of several persons?
Doucette/Molloy
56:32
The budget narrative counts in the page count, but where exactly does it go (in ATT 10 with budget forms)? What exactly goes in ATT 10?.
Jennifer Cahn (she, her, hers)
57:59
Do carryover funds include from one grant period to that under a new proposal (or from the first 6 years to the next phase0?
Linda Cragin
59:19
If our indirect rate is capped, why do we need to submit the institution's Indirect Cost Rate Agreement?
Samantha Hanson (she/her/hers) Colorado AHEC
01:00:35
What is support requested, that it has a point value of 10?
Jennifer Gunderman-King
01:00:41
Can medical residents participate and "count" for community-based experiential training (non-AHEC Scholars)?
Robert Pawloski
01:01:34
Assuming a response to this NoFO is a good opportunity to add an ADDITIONAL center to an existing AHEC, would that new program (could it be a center) be proposed as being in infrastructure development (ID) phase, while existing centers would remain POSME? And Could the new center singly apply for a waiver of match?
Mary Cloud
01:01:42
Does every Center support all of the 8 core topics?
Linda Cragin
01:03:12
We appreciate your longevity with us Curtis. We know we are unique and can be challenging!
Gloria Burnett
01:03:20
Hi Curtis! Thank you for all your support over the years!
Petra Clark-Dufner
01:03:33
Ditto!
Billy Philips
01:05:40
Could you describe the characteristics of the reviewers? Will this be a peer-review of people who have experience with AHEC programs?
Jennifer Gunderman-King
01:08:47
Can a geographic area that is included as part of a current center's catchment area be removed from the current center catchment to create a new center to better serve the geographic area? Or is that geographic area considered already being served and not eligible for expansion?
Liz Tamor
01:09:51
Thank you Curtis!
Jennifer Bailey
01:10:09
Curtis — thank you for your prompt responses to funding/budget questions from all of us in South Carolina AHEC.
Leon Hudson
01:10:15
Even though social work was not listed as a prioritized discipline for AHEC Scholars, is that discipline still allowable for AHEC Scholars?
Linda Cragin
01:10:38
Thank you Tamara and Christiana
CColston
01:10:43
Curtis Colston Senior Grants Management Specialist for the AHEC program ccolston@hrsa.gov please send me questions on grants/budget related questions
carneyp
01:11:24
Is it allowable to use this funding for publication fees related to our dissemination activities?
pjuarez
01:11:41
In the program eligibility you identified Community health workers as an approved discipline. Many of these programs are certificate programs. Does that include certificate programs?
Liz Bush (she/her), Wisconsin AHEC
01:12:17
Thank you for the webinar! Does HRSA have a definition for “paraprofessionals”? Reference is to Core Topic c (pg. 15) and Center Requirements I. (pg. 21).
Rachel Huber
01:12:22
1.How is BHW/HRSA defining diversity of the health care workforce (URMD only or also other e.g. ability, professions, LGBTQ)?2.What is the expectation of the emergency preparedness and disparity impact statements? (length?)3.Do we use the updated NIH biosketch for our key personnel biosketches?
Samantha Hanson (she/her/hers) Colorado AHEC
01:12:51
are biosketches as attachments to the personnel form each counted in the page count? And are center directors (Executive Directors) required Key Personnel?
Judith Monroe
01:13:29
school of nursing question follow up- do both criterial you listed need to be met? no AHEC AND no school of medicine in the state??
Linda Cragin
01:15:32
In Att. 10, if you want a budget for the program and centers for each year, we will eat up the page count in Att. 10. Each budget is 4 pages... x 5 years x # centers... plus the justification... then there is nothing left for the Project Narrative.
Kelly Peterson
01:16:11
What is the criteria used to determine if a new center, in ID phase, would be eligible for matching funds waiver?
Judith Sayad
01:16:28
your prior approval answer is not clear.
Jessica Stidham
01:16:34
Can you please clarify - why would a prior approval hold true if we cannot recruit from the disciples for which we received a prior approval?
Jessica Stidham
01:16:44
disciplines*
Julie Bauer Cook
01:16:56
How should an applicant pursue prior approval in the this cycle to expand disciplines eligible for inclusion in the AHEC scholar track? Is that a separate request or should it be included within the application itself?
Chad J. (OHWI AHEC)
01:17:47
CHWs are required to be included in AHEC Scholars. If CHWs do not pursue 2-year degrees and you stated “exceptions will be allowed,” does this statement mean that programs will have to apply for the exception or is an exception to the two year requirement inherent in the inclusion of CHWs?
Shelley She/Her
01:18:15
Is there still a limit on spending less than 10% of funds?
Judith Sayad
01:19:28
so the HS program is required per AHEC program, it is not required that each center participate?
Jennifer Bailey
01:20:03
Please clarify for CHWs will they need to complete 160 hours total or 80 hours in total?
Hernan A. Vera
01:20:34
Can an existing program apply to both ID and POSME phases in the same application.?
Jennifer Bailey
01:20:41
For AHEC Scholars program
Judith Sayad
01:21:07
YOur CHW answer is also not clear. If we admit CHW students who are in one year programs, they still have to be AHEC Scholars for two years? Or they have to complete the requirements for the year they are students?
Cynthia Selleck
01:21:13
Please clarify what you want in terms of a Disparity Impact Statement. The links provided indicate rather lengthy, in-depth documents are needed here.
Denise Kornegay
01:21:20
Repeating a previous question that was skipped over... Examples for the disparity impact statement identifies transgender and sexual orientation status as a category, yet this is not data collection historically reported to HRSA. Is this is new expectation to report this data on annual performance reports?
Liz Cote
01:21:42
Follow up to the CHW conversation or any exception for a one year program, are participants required to complete a total of 80 hours or must it be the full 160 hours but in one year instead of two years?
Iris Price
01:21:56
For the HS pipeline program, is this something that needs to happen at every center or will a subset of centers having a pipeline program satisfy that requirement?
Jennifer Bailey
01:22:08
Please clarify/expand on the Diversity Impact Statement as that is new for this NOFO
Allison Robinson
01:23:17
How are the projected numbers, listed in the sample Diversity Impact Statements, determined?
Karen Brown
01:23:54
Is a match required for carry over funds?
Judith Sayad
01:24:01
Attachment 10 is or is not part of the page count? In this Q&A, one person said yes and another person said no.
Hong Chartrand
01:24:24
In our state, the CHW program is 6-month long. Do they need to complete 80 hours of didactics and experiential activities, 160 hours of didactics and experiential activities or less?
THALIA M WILLIAMS
01:24:54
Are tables and charts acceptable as appropriate responses to the evaluation and technical support capacity section?
Jennifer Bailey
01:25:12
In our state the CHW training programs have different lengths but all under 1 year.
Heather Schafer--Wake AHEC
01:25:53
can students who are enrolled in a certificate program (e.g. pharmacy tech, CNA, etc) but the program is not part of an accredited institution be allowed to apply?
Jennifer Zuniga
01:27:24
One of the new center requirements (page 25 of the NOFO) Item H addresses centers offering provider resiliency for "health profession students and trainees...." We would expect to report this as continuing education for "providers" in the HRSA performance report. Can it be anticipated that a similar category will be developed in the performance report for students, for whom only CBET is currently reported? Of should we expect to report this information for students only in our narrative report(s)?
Judith Sayad
01:28:56
This last answer had nothing to do with the question. If we include residents as AHEC Scholars, do they need an additional 40 hours of community based training, over and above their residency requirements.
Anne Wenders
01:30:11
For a new center to be brought on board in a state, it would have to serve a geographic area not already covered by existing centers, correct?
Linda Cragin
01:31:16
We definitely need clarification about the budget R&R forms and if they count in page count in Att. 10. If we need to upload a blank document in Section L for the budget justification - does this count in the page count?) see page 35. Then the justification is uploaded (where) separately and does count?
Gloria Burnett
01:32:33
Split that geography of that center into more than one center each serving a unique area
Patti Thornborough
01:34:10
Do the program goals of diversity, distribution, and practice transformation the 3 goals of the Standardized Work Plan?
Gloria Burnett
01:34:39
Sometimes the regional areas are laid out originally and then we understand later that it isn't ideal...
Gloria Burnett
01:34:56
Thank you for clarifying
Anna Tupper
01:35:17
Thank you Linda C. - I would appreciate clarification on Attn 10 as well (pg. 35 and 41) esp whether the budget justification narrative is included in the page count
Jennifer Gunderman-King
01:36:22
Maine does not have a CHW training program in the state. How do we recruit CHWs into Scholar Program?
Gloria Burnett
01:38:16
That is very troubling. We have built solid relationships with academic programs and now we are going to have to tell these programs their students are no longer eligible. I am very disappointed to hear that news. It is hard enough for a frontier state like Alaska to meet the minimum number of AHEC Scholars required each year. We have expanded eligibility because ALL health professions are high need in our state. I sincerely hope this is something open for discussion via prior approvals as it has been in the past.
Denise Kornegay
01:40:27
Where are you getting the current questions? I don't see them in the chat and am getting confused....
Mary Cloud
01:40:36
For eligibility to be a AHEC scholar includes NPs- what about undergraduate nursing students?
Jennifer Taylor (she/her)
01:40:48
Are we expected to report on participant orientation status (LGBTQ) on the annual performance report (as it is identified on the disparity impact statement)?
Liz Bryant
01:40:50
Idaho seconds your comments, Gloria. As a heavily rural/frontier state, many of the professionals who will no longer be approved (e.g. social workers) are the professionals making the biggest impact in the behavioral health shortage.
Jennifer Bailey
01:41:01
I am also disappointed to here MSW students focused on serving rural /underserved patients in primary care is a real concern. We are looking to integrate Behavioral Health w/in Primary Care so why not include Behavioral Health Providers?
Judith Sayad
01:41:05
could someone send the cite for the definition of diversity?
Chad J. (OHWI AHEC)
01:41:07
From HRSA’s policy statement on workforce diversity and inclusion (2019): We define diversity as all the ways in which people differ, including but not limited to age, race,ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, mental or physicalabilities, primary language, education, socioeconomic status, religion, work experience, culturalvalues, geographic location, family status, organizational level, work style, philosophical views,veteran status, and intellectual perspectives.
Linda Cragin
01:41:18
Per Gloria's comment... we are an academic-community partnership. We have local advisory boards... we have to be responsive to the workforce needs of our communities.
Jennifer Gunderman-King
01:41:22
I concur with Gloria. We have included PT, OT, nursing. Their inclusion has been important to interprofessional learning.
Judith Sayad
01:42:19
any ideas on how to foster BH integration and team based care without social workers?
Hong Chartrand
01:42:42
I concur with Gloria as well.
Anne Wenders
01:42:49
If all geographic areas in a state are covered by an AHEC program & centers under the existing FY2017-2022 award, and the same AHEC program/centers are applying for the FY2023-2027 award, would applications from other institutions proposing to create a brand new program/center structure be entertained? Basically could an outside entity essentially compete for and wipe out an existing infrastructure?
Jennifer Taylor (she/her)
01:46:13
I also agree with Gloria and others. We have spent 5 years building relationships with an Interprofessional group of academic partners for a robust Scholars cohort. Many of those groups will be excluded now.
Petra Clark-Dufner
01:47:14
CT agrees wholeheartedly - Social Work students/faculty are integrated into our AHEC Scholars program. To exclude them is flies in the face of collaborative partnership.
Gloria Burnett
01:47:40
Even if every student in the state of Alaska applied from the priority disciplines outlined in this presentation, we would be unable to fill the minimum number of scholars per year.
Gloria Burnett
01:48:50
Prioritizing recruitment of certain disciplines is VERY different than mandating we do NOT recruit from other approved disciplines.
Mary Cloud
01:49:30
Does every center within a AHEC Program supply 15 AHEC Scholars?
Gloria Burnett
01:49:58
minimum of 15 per center per year...
Gloria Burnett
01:51:24
That's a great question
Jill Horner
01:52:03
In Attachment 3, can we submit a list of Letters of Agreement, MOUs, and contracts or do we have submit the actual documents?
Cathy Hudson
01:53:20
Could you describe the characteristics of the reviewers? Will this be a peer-review of people who have experience with AHEC programs?
Linda Cragin
01:54:04
Please address the Att. 10 page count issue. This is critical.
Billy Philips
01:54:16
what will be the characteristics of the reviewers?
Mary Cloud
01:55:22
Still confused- does EVERY Center within a AHEC Program need to support all 8 Core Topic Areas?
Linda Cragin
01:57:10
I hope our HRSA colleagues see how seriously we take the requirements in the NOFO, including the many new requirements, forms, etc. and what is said in this TA call.
Judith Sayad
01:57:22
so attachment 3 will be more than 65 pages. Any idea how long an MOU is?
Denise Kornegay
01:58:04
Attachment 3- These MOUs in Academia can be upwards of 10 pages, and these count towards the page limits. Your response is undoable if you really want to see every contract and MOU...
Gloria Burnett
01:58:56
Agree with Judith and Denise... a summary is feasible. There's no way we can include all those MOUs
Jennifer Taylor (she/her)
01:59:23
Will you have a FAQ for all the questions not answered?
Diana Schow
01:59:34
also very concerned about the page limit issues
Patti Wagner (she/her/hers)
01:59:44
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Courtney Combs
01:59:49
An FAQ would be very helpful!
Kira Rodriguez
01:59:52
Thank you! This was very helpful
Kerrin Smith
02:00:05
Thank you!
Jennifer Taylor (she/her)
02:00:10
Thank you!
Linda Cragin
02:00:12
Thank you.
Diana Schow
02:00:15
Thank you!
Patti Wagner (she/her/hers)
02:00:16
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Hugh Tilson
02:00:18
Thank you for this very informative presentation.
Courtney Combs
02:00:19
Thank you!
Lizzy Gillespie
02:00:21
Thank you
Caroline Thomas
02:00:22
thank yoy
kristinbertsch
02:00:24
Thank you!
Lydia Sand
02:00:25
Thank you
Nicole Neilson
02:00:26
Thank you!
Mary Cloud
02:00:26
Thank you!
Gloria Burnett
02:00:29
Thank you