Skip 
Navigation Link

1215 South Walnut Ave.
Demopolis, AL 36732 map map 

Access to Care: 1-800-239-2901




1215 South Walnut Ave.
Demopolis, AL 36732
334.289.2410 
334.289.2416 (fax)


powered by centersite dot net
Health Policy & Advocacy
Resources
Basic InformationMore InformationLatest News
Assistance Dogs Bring Big Boost to Deaf PeopleCDC to Toughen COVID Testing for International TravelersOld Spice, Secret Antiperspirants Recalled Due to BenzeneClinical Trials Are Becoming More Diverse, But There's Still Work To DoRural Hospitals' ERs Just as Effective as Urban Ones: StudyKraft Recalls Powdered Drinks Over Metal, Glass ConcernsVials Found in Lab Contained Vaccine, not Smallpox Virus: CDCAdvances in Care, Impact of COVID Highlights of Latest Cardiologists' MeetingAcross America, Black People Have Worse Health OutcomesVials With Smallpox Labels Found at Vaccine Lab in Pennsylvania: CDCWhite House to Spend Billions to Boost COVID Vaccine SupplyAHA News: Health Class May Influence Heart Risk in South AsiansPfizer COVID Pill to Be Made, Sold Cheaply in 95 Poor CountriesFederal Court Backs Stay on COVID Vaccine Mandate for Large BusinessesMore Than 2 Million COVID Home Test Kits Recalled Due to False Positive ResultsIn Canada, Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Had More Smokers QuittingOklahoma Supreme Courts Overturns $465 Million J & J Opioid RulingPandemic Puts 'Outdated' Infection Control Practices Under ScrutinyMillions of Tons of COVID Masks, Gloves Will End Up in OceansSales of Unproven, Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies Are BoomingCourt Temporarily Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Big BusinessesU.S. Reopens Borders to Vaccinated Foreign TravelersIt's Time to Replace Your Smoke Alarm BatteriesAHA News: How Doctors Can Help Their Patients Make Heart-Healthy Lifestyle ChangesWhite House Sets Jan. 4 Deadline for Large, Private U.S. Companies to Mandate VaccinesHepatitis B Shots Advised for All U.S. Adults Under 60Supply Chain Issues Bring Shortages of Drugs, Devices to U.S. HospitalsMedicare Could Negotiate Drug Prices Under Democrat ProposalWe've Been Here Before: How Polio Vaccine Rollout Saved Millions of Young LivesAlmost 1 in 3 U.S. Seniors Now Sees at Least 5 Doctors Per YearLanguage Can Make the Difference Between Home, Hospital Care: StudyAttorneys General Warn About Pot Products That Look Like Halloween TreatsCDC Lowers Threshold for Lead Poisoning in Youngest KidsStronger Breast Implant Safety Measures Announced by FDAWalmart Recalls Room Spray for Rare Bacteria That Sickened 4, Killing 2U.S. Gun Violence Rates Jumped 30% During PandemicMandates, Not Recommendations, Work Best to Get Folks Vaccinated: StudyU.S. Has Shared 200 Million Shots With Other CountriesLittle Change Seen in Americans' Use of Mental Health Services During PandemicWomen Doctors Face Higher Levels of Harassment, Frustration: SurveyEPA Plans New Strategy Against PFAS 'Forever Chemicals'State Spending on Poverty Really Pays Off for Kids: StudyState Lotteries Didn't Help Boost Vaccination RatesVaccinated Foreign Travelers Can Enter United States Beginning Nov. 8Despite Pressures of Pandemic, U.S. Nursing School Enrollment ClimbsBiden Administration to Invest $100 Million to Ease Health Worker ShortageFDA Warns Against Using At-Home Dermal Filler 'Pens'Death Threats, Trolling Common for Scientists Who Speak to Media About COVID'Extreme Heat' Days Have Tripled Since 1980s, and More Are ComingAHA News: Are Monolingual Spanish Speakers More at Risk in the Pandemic?
Questions and AnswersVideosLinksBook Reviews
Related Topics

Health Insurance
Healthcare

Biden Administration to Invest $100 Million to Ease Health Worker Shortage

HealthDay News
by Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
Updated: Oct 15th 2021

new article illustration

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The National Health Service Corps will receive $100 million to help tackle the U.S. health care worker shortage, the White House announced Thursday.

That's a five-fold increase in funding from previous years for a program that helps find primary care doctors for communities that struggle to recruit and keep them, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NBC News reported.

In exchange for a number of years of providing care in areas that lack health care providers, doctors are offered loan repayments and scholarships.

"COVID has basically caused a laser focus on the glaring gaps and dysfunction across the American health care system," Tener Veenema, a scholar focused on workforce issues at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Health Security, told NBC News. "Making investments to redistribute health care providers into rural areas, low-resourced areas, is so important because we know how much they are suffering from a lack of access to good health care."

The latest statistics bear that out: The United States lost 17,500 health care workers in September, and 524,000 since the start of the pandemic, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

"Whether you're in rural America, or in a low-income part of America, that shouldn't be a reason why you can't access good quality health care," U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra told NBC News. "And so we want to help states that are going to try to do what they can to keep that public health workforce in those rural communities, those low-income communities, they're where people need them."

States will be able to apply for grants until April and the HHS predicts it will grant up to 50 awards as high as $1 million per year over the course of four years.

"With these funds, states can design programs that optimize the selection of disciplines and service locations, and tailor the length of service commitments to address the areas of greatest need in their communities," Diana Espinosa, acting administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, which oversees the program, told NBC News. "This investment will make a tremendous impact on access to primary care and addressing health disparities at a critical time."

The project doesn't launch until September 2022, so it won't have an immediate effect on the health worker shortage, but will help in the long run, NBC News reported.

More information

Visit the American Association of Medical Colleges for more on the nursing shortage.


SOURCE: NBC News