CHA News Article

Hospital Training Programs Reminded to Apply for Song-Brown Funding

As previously reported in CHA News, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development will release applications for the Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training Programs July 18 for family medicine, Aug. 2 for family nurse practitioners/physician assistants and Oct. 3 for registered nurses. Currently, 42 family medicine residency programs, nine primary care residency programs, 33 registered nurse education programs and 18 family nurse practitioner/physician assistant programs receive ongoing support from the Song-Brown program to improve access to health care services. For a complete list of application dates and deadlines, as well as webinar dates and other important information, visit

Established in 1973 to increase the number of family physicians serving Californians, the program encourages universities and primary care health professionals to provide health care in medically underserved areas by financially supporting primary care and family practice residency programs in hospital and health care settings throughout California. It does not provide funding to individual students.