|July 24, 2014||Policy Meeting | Agenda | Meeting Materials|
|July 28, 2014||Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Task Force | Agenda |
|August 13, 2014||Primary Care Residencies Meeting | Agenda | Meeting Materials|
|August 25, 2014||Registered Nurse Task Force | Agenda | Meeting Materials|
|September 18, 2014||Primary Care Residencies Meeting|
|October 7, 2014||Primary Care Residencies Meeting|
|October 23, 2014||Fall Policy Meeting|
|December 10-11, 2014||Family Medicine Funding Meeting|
|January 28-29, 2014||FNP/PA Funding Meeting|
|March 4-5, 2015||Registered Nurse Funding Meeting|
|April 28-29, 2015||Primary Care Funding Meeting|
OSHPD is pleased to announce additional funding for Primary Care Residency (PCR) Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-15.
Along with the additional funding, OSHPD has created the Primary Care Residency (PCR) Task Force and New Slots Task Force. PCR Task Force members will serve as subject matter experts and help develop recommendations to implement the PCR Program. New Slots Task Force members will serve as subject matter experts and help develop recommendations to fund new primary care residency slots in California.
This fact sheet provides information on the additional funding for Primary Care Residencies.
If you have any questions about the PCR Task Force or the New Slots Task Force, please contact Melissa Omand, Program Administrator at (916) 326-3753 or at Melissa.Omand@oshpd.ca.gov
Program Registration and Application Release Dates
Family Medicine Residency Training Programs: Song-Brown Anticipated Application Release Date for Capitation and Special Programs is September 15, 2014.
FM Residency Training Programs: Anticipated Webinar Dates are: September 10, 2014 2:00pm and September 12, 2014 10:00am.
Family Nurse Practitioner Training Programs and Physician Assistant Training Programs: Song-Brown Anticipated Application Release Date for Capitation and Special Programs is October 20, 2014.
FNP/PA Training Programs: Anticipated Webinar Dates are: October 15, 2014 2:00pm and October 17, 2014 10:00am.
Registered Nurse Education Programs: Song-Brown Anticipated Application Release Date for Capitation and Special Programs is November 18, 2014;
RN Education Programs: Please check back for updates
Primary Care Residency Training Programs: Song-Brown Anticipated Application Release Date for Capitation is January 14, 2015.
PCR Training Programs: Please check back for updates
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 practice residency, family nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and registered nurse (RN) 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.
ARCHIVED: 2013 Request for Applications:
- Family Practice Capitation Funding
- Family Practice Special Program Funding
- Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (FNP/PA) Base Funding
- Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (FNP/PA) Special Programs
- Registered Nurse Education Capitation Funding
- Registered Nurse Education Special Programs Funding
Technical Assistance Webinars:
Recorded RN webinar from December 3, 2013
(FYI: presentation is delayed for 3.54 seconds of the recording)
Recorded Family Practice webinar from August 19, 2013
(FYI: recorded speaking is delayed for 52 seconds)
- CHWPC Resources
- Health Careers Training Program (HCTP)
- Health Workforce Pilot Projects Program (HWPP)
- National Health Service Corps (NHSC) / California State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
- California Primary Care Office (PCO)
- Shortage Designation Program
- Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training Programs
- Research, Policy and Planning GIS/Data System
- Health Care Reform
- Site Map
- Healthcare Pathways
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