Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training Programs

Song-Brown Program 50th Anniversary

This year, the California Department of Health Care Access and Information celebrates the historic 50th anniversary of investing in California's Health Workforce Training.

The Song-Brown program aims to increase the number of students and residents receiving quality primary care education and training in areas of unmet need throughout California.

Primary Care Residency (PCR)

Eligibility

Accredited primary care residency training programs (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, or Pediatrics), either traditional or Teaching Health Center (THC).

Application Dates

  • Opened July 18, 2023, at 3:00 p.m.
  • Early Submission Review September 7, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. 
  • Closed September 26, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. 

Eligible programs may apply for Existing, Expansion, THC, or New Program funding.

Webinars

Two informational sessions were held on July 27, 2023. These webinars included information regarding eligibility and how to apply.

Resources

Notice of Award

  • February 2024

Funding Awards

Testimonials

Outcomes

Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (FNP/PA) 

Eligibility

California accredited/approved Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant programs are eligible to apply.

Application Dates

  • Opened September 28, 2023, at 3:00 p.m.
  • Early Submission Review October 26, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. 
  • Closed November 9, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. 

Webinars

Two informational sessions were held on October 5, 2023. These webinars included information regarding eligibility and how to apply.

Resources

Notice of Award

  • March 2024

Funding Awards

Outcomes

Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (FNP/PA) Postgraduate Fellowship

Eligibility

Programs that provide postgraduate family nurse practitioner/physician assistant (FNP/PA) fellowships for clinical training in primary care. Programs shall be affiliated with an ambulatory care setting within underserved communities. Ambulatory settings include but are not limited to primary care clinics, federally qualified health centers, and rural health clinics.

Application Dates

  • Opened September 28, 2023, at 3:00 p.m.
  • Early Submission Review October 26, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. 
  • Closed November 9, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. 

Webinars

Two informational sessions were held on October 5, 2023. These webinars included information regarding eligibility and how to apply.

Resources

Notice of Award

  • March 2024

Registered Nurses (RN)

Application Dates

  • Opened October 12, 2023, at 3:00 p.m.
  • Early Submission Review November 14, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. 
  • Closed November 28, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. 

Webinars

Two informational sessions were held on October 24, 2023. These webinars included information regarding eligibility and how to apply.

Eligibility

Board of Registered Nurse approved pre-licensure (ADN, BSN, MSN) programs are eligible to apply.

Resources

Notice of Award

  • March 2024

Funding Awards

Outcomes

Midwifery

Eligibility

California accredited/approved Certified Nurse Midwifery and Licensed Midwifery programs are eligible to apply.

Application Dates

  • Opened September 28, 2023, at 3:00 p.m.
  • Early Submission Review October 26, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. 
  • Closed November 9, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. 

Webinars

Two informational sessions were held on October 5, 2023. These webinars included information regarding eligibility and how to apply.

Resources

Notice of Award

  • March 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply for Song-Brown Health Care Workforce Training Act funding?

Accredited family practice residency programs, physician assistant/family nurse practitioner programs and registered nurse programs can apply for funding.

Can students apply for Song-Brown Health Care Workforce Training Act funding?

No, funding is not available to individual students. However, students do benefit from this program if the training program they are participating in has been awarded Song-Brown funding.

When do training programs apply for Song-Brown Health Care Workforce Training Act funding?

HWDD releases applications on an annual basis for each funding program. See the sections above for more information.

Contact Us

Email: SongBrown@hcai.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 326-3700

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