42 U.S. Code § 295a - Public health training centers

(a) In general
The Secretary may make grants or contracts for the operation of public health training centers.
(b) Eligible entities
(1) In general
A public health training center shall be an accredited school of public health, or another public or nonprofit private institution accredited for the provision of graduate or specialized training in public health, that plans, develops, operates, and evaluates projects that are in furtherance of the goals established by the Secretary for the year 2000 in the areas of preventive medicine, health promotion and disease prevention, or improving access to and quality of health services in medically underserved communities.
(2) Preference
In awarding grants or contracts under this section the Secretary shall give preference to accredited schools of public health.
(c) Certain requirements
With respect to a public health training center, an award may not be made under subsection (a) of this section unless the program agrees that it—
(1) will establish or strengthen field placements for students in public or nonprofit private health agencies or organizations;
(2) will involve faculty members and students in collaborative projects to enhance public health services to medically underserved communities;
(3) will specifically designate a geographic area or medically underserved population to be served by the center that shall be in a location removed from the main location of the teaching facility of the school that is participating in the program with such center; and
(4) will assess the health personnel needs of the area to be served by the center and assist in the planning and development of training programs to meet such needs.

Source

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VII, § 766, as added Pub. L. 105–392, title I, § 105,Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3554.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 295a, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VII, § 782, as added Pub. L. 102–408, title I, § 102,Oct. 13, 1992, 106 Stat. 2057, authorized grants and contracts for chiropractic demonstration projects, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 105–392, title I, § 106(a)(1),Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3557.
Another prior section 295a, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VII, § 762, as added Dec. 25, 1970, Pub. L. 91–696, § 101, 84 Stat. 2080–2, authorized appropriations for former part D of this subchapter, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–129, title II, § 220(c),Oct. 22, 1985, 99 Stat. 544.
Another prior section 295a, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VII, § 762, as added Oct. 31, 1963, Pub. L. 88–164, title I, § 101, 77 Stat. 282, related to applications for grants for construction of mental retardation facilities, including their approval by Surgeon General and consideration of certain matters, prior to the general amendment of former part D of this subchapter by section 101 ofPub. L. 91–696.
A prior section 766 of act July 1, 1944, was classified to section 294d of this title prior to the general amendment of part D of this subchapter by Pub. L. 105–392.
Another prior section 766 of act July 1, 1944, was classified to section 295d–1 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–129.
Another prior section 766 of act July 1, 1944, was classified to section 295d–1 of this title prior to the general amendment of part D of this subchapter by Pub. L. 91–696.

 

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