Healthcare Workforce Development Division

Song-Brown Program

Upcoming Meetings

July 2, 2015 FNP/PA and RN Policy Meeting Conference Call
October 13-14, 2015 Family Medicine Funding Meeting
November 9-10, 2015 PCR Funding Meeting
January 13-14, 2016 FNP/PA Funding Meeting
February 17-18, 2016 RN Funding Meeting
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Continue to check back often for 2015-16 meeting dates

 

2015 RFA information

Family Medicine (FM) Residency Training Programs:

  • Application release date for capitation: June 30, 2015
  • Due dates for capitation: July 30, 2015
  • Webinar dates and times:
    • Webinar #1 - June 18, 2015
    • Webinar #2 - June 24, 2015

Primary Care Residency (PCR) Training Programs:

  • Application release date for capitation: July 31, 2015
  • Due dates for capitation: August 31, 2015
  • Webinar dates and times:
    • Webinar #1 - July 22, 2015
    • Webinar #2 - July 29, 2015

FNP/PA Training Programs:

  • Application release date for capitation: September 1, 2015
  • Due dates for capitation: October 1, 2015
  • Webinar dates and times:
    • Webinar #1 - August 19, 2015
    • Webinar #2 - August 26, 2015

Registered Nurse Education Programs:

  • Application release date for capitation: October 5, 2015
  • Due dates for capitation: November 6, 2015
  • Webinar dates and times:
    • Webinar #1 - September 17, 2015
    • Webinar #2 - September 24, 2015

Stay tuned to our website for future updates!

Funding Awards

The CHWPC reviews and awards programs that best demonstrate a commitment to Song-Brown goals throughout the year. Please see the links below to view the newest awards.

Program Registration and Application Release Dates


Family Medicine (FM) Training Programs:

  • Application release date for capitation: June 30, 2015
  • Due dates for capitation: July 30, 2015
  • Webinar dates and times:
    • Webinar #1 - June 18, 2015 | 10:00 am and 3:00 pm
    • Webinar #2 - June 24, 2015 | 11:00 am and 3:00 pm

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Song-Brown Program Information

The Song-Brown Health Care Workforce Training Act (Song-Brown Program) was established in 1973 under the Health and Safety Code Section 128200-128241 of the California Health and Safety Code to increase the number of family physicians to provide needed medical services to the people of California. The program:

  • Encourages universities and primary care health professionals to provide healthcare in medically underserved areas, and
  • Provides financial support to family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, and pediatric residency programs, family nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and registered nurse education programs throughout California

The Song-Brown program is aided by the California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission (CHWPC). CHWPC is a 15-member citizen advisory board that provides expert guidance and statewide perspectives on health professional education issues, reviews applications and recommends contract awards to the Director of OSHPD. The CHWPC meets (go to Public Meetings) four times annually.

OSHPD provides administrative support to the CHWPC and the accredited training programs by executing contracts, facilitating Public Meetings, performing site visits, and assisting with periodic review and updates of Medical Service Study Areas.

Annual Application Process

Accredited training programs must submit applications on a periodic basis to continue to receive program funding. At present, 30 California Family Practice Residency Programs and 13 Physician Assistant/Family Nurse Practitioner Programs receive on-going support from the Song-Brown program. Song-Brown currently funds 32 registered nurse education programs (ADNs, BSNs and MSNs) to improve access to healthcare services. The Song-Brown Program does not provide funding to individual students.

The 2014 application cycle
is closed

Keep checking our website for updates

Contact Information

General e-mail Inquiry

Melissa Omand
Program Staff Manager

Family Medicine Training Programs
Telephone: (916) 326-3753

Racheal Gastelum
Program Analyst

Primary Care Residency Programs
Telephone: (916) 326-3271

Barbara Zendejas
Program Administrator

FNP/PA Training Programs and
Registered Nursing Education Programs
Telephone: (916) 326-3755

Tyfany Frazier
Program Coordinator
Telephone: (916) 326-3754

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Page last revised: May 7, 2015