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HHS Awards $55.5 Million in Health Care Workforce Funding

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $55.5 million in funding awarded in fiscal year 2013 to train health professional and increase the size of the health care workforce. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) manages the grants, the majority of which support nursing workforce development. HHS also awarded funding for training of doctoral-level psychologists to address the behavioral health needs of vulnerable and underserved populations and for accredited residency programs in preventive medicine and public health. Sixteen members of America’s Essential Hospitals were among the institutions that received funding. They were:

  • Boston Medical Center
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California San Francisco
  • University of Colorado Health
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Missouri
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of South Alabama Medical Center
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System


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