The Health Resources and Services Administration announced the recipients of more than $150 million in new grants to help build the primary-care workforce by adding more nurses and providers with skills in treating geriatric patients.
HRSA announces $150 million in grants to boost primary care
The money includes $106 million to train nurses to enter primary care, including infrastructure grants to support training of advanced nurses, grants to support education programs for advanced training nurses and for nurses from racial and ethnic minorities, and traineeships for nurse anesthetists, among other programs.
The awards also include $30 million to support training programs for clinicians with knowledge in geriatric care, including medicine, dentistry and mental health. Also included are $24 million in grants for nine Centers of Excellence that help recruit and improve the performance of minority students in health profession careers.
The grants were made available through funding in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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