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HHS awards nearly $3.5 million to PA to grow, train heath workforce

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is providing $3,461,149 to recipients in Pennsylvania to increase their health workforce in rural and underserved communities.

Nationally, HHS awarded over $107 million across 45 states and U.S. territories to improve the quality, distribution and diversity of health professionals serving in communities across the country.

“Supporting a strong health workforce is essential to improving health in rural and underserved communities,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “We’ve seen stark disparities in health and health-care access contribute to the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

These programs provide financial and professional support to physicians, faculty, dentists, nurses and students as they pursue careers in health-care settings. Awardees will be able to develop and retain clinicians in high-need areas to meet the vital health needs of the most disadvantaged communities.


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