$50 MILLION DOLLARS TO TRAIN MORE PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS

Elise Viebeck posted in Healthwatch that federal health officials announced new programs worth about $50 million to train public health workers.
“Public health workers are on the front lines, educating their community members and doing the hard work to ensure we stay healthy and can respond to public health challenges when they arise,” said Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Mary K. Wakefield.
The two new programs are sponsored by HRSA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Grants from the two agencies will help train public health workers and support public-health fellowship programs “similar to medical residencies,” according to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.

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