Michigan will receive $1,902,808 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen and expand its health professions workforce. Numerous reports forecast a critical shortage of Michigan’s health care workforce in the near future. The state’s medically underserved communities are most affected by health care provider shortages.
A total of $130.8 million is being awarded to states to expand the primary care workforce by providing training programs in primary care and oral health. The funding will also allow for the purchase of equipment to enhance the quality of training. Other targeted areas include loan repayments for health professionals, increasing diversity in the health professions, and developing Patient Navigator services to improve health care outcomes for individuals with chronic diseases.
Click here to read the press release from HHS.