PUBLIC LAW 105-392—NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3555 "(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. "SEC. 767. PUBLIC HEALTH TRAINEESHIPS. 42 USC 295b. "(a) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary may make grants to accredited schools of public health, and to other public or nonprofit private institutions accredited for the provision of graduate or specialized training in public health, for the purpose of assisting such schools and institutions in providing traineeships to individuals described in subsection (b)(3). "(b) CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS. — "(1) AMOUNT. —The amount of any grant under this section shall be determined by the Secretary. "(2) USE OF GRANT.— Traineeships awarded under grants made under subsection (a) shall provide for tuition and fees and such stipends and allowances (including travel and subsistence expenses and dependency allowances) for the trainees as the Secretary may deem necessary. "(3) ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS.— The individuals referred to in subsection (a) are individuals who are pursuing a course of study in a health professions field in which there is a severe shortage of health professionals (which fields include the fields of epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, toxicology, nutrition, and maternal and child health). "SEC. 768. PREVENTIVE MEDICINE; DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH. 42 USC 295c. "(a) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary may make grants to and enter into contracts with schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, public health, and dentistry to meet the costs of projects— "(1) to plan and develop new residency training programs and to maintain or improve existing residency training programs in preventive medicine and dental public health; and "(2) to provide financial assistance to residency trainees enrolled in such programs. "(b) ADMINISTRATION. — "(1) AMOUNT.— The amount of any grant under subsection (a) shall be determined by the Secretary. "(2) ELIGIBILITY. —To be eligible for a grant under subsection (a), the applicant must demonstrate to the Secretary that it has or will have available full-time faculty members with training and experience in the fields of preventive medicine or dental public health and support from other faculty members trained in public health and other relevant specialties and disciplines. "(3) OTHER FUNDS.— Schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, and public health may use funds committed by State, local, or county public health officers as matching amounts for Federal grant funds for residency training programs in preventive medicine.
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