Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fed Funding for PA Health Programs

From the inbox on Friday:

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced awards totaling $33 million to expand the training of health care professionals. The funds are part of the $500 million allotted to HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to address workforce shortages under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“President Obama is committed to passing health insurance reform and we’re closer to reform than ever before,” said Secretary Sebelius. “The Recovery Act will help ensure we grow our health care workforce and give our aspiring doctors, nurses and health professionals the tools and training they need to provide top-quality care to more Americans,”

“As we mark 200 days since President Obama signed ARRA, HRSA has moved quickly to distribute most of the $2.5 billion assigned to us,” said HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N. “These funds are helping us rebuild the infrastructure needed to produce more skilled health professionals, and they are expanding essential primary care services to hundreds of thousands of additional Americans through our health center system.”

Health Professions Awards by Program

Scholarships For Disadvantaged Students

Cedar Crest College / Allentown PA / $9,038
Pennsylvania College of Optometry / Elkins Park PA / $68,405
Community College of Philadelphia / Philadelphia PA / $63,378
Drexel University / Philadelphia PA / $24,647
La Salle University / Philadelphia PA / $13,145
Northeastern Hospital / Philadelphia PA / $22,534
Temple University / Philadelphia PA / $201,023
Thomas Jefferson University / Philadelphia PA / $28,721
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania / Philadelphia PA / $245,642
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia / Philadelphia PA / $99,590
Community College of Allegheny County / Pittsburgh PA / $19,953
University of Pittsburgh / Pittsburgh PA / $36,215
Marywood University / Scranton PA / $56,435

Public Health Traineeships

University of Pennsylvania / Philadelphia PA / 11,861
University of Pittsburgh / Pittsburgh PA / 51,930

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