HHS Announces $83.4 Million in Funding to Train New Primary Care Providers

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On July 7, 2014, HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell announced that HHS would be awarding $83.4 million under the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  The $83.4 million in HRSA grants will fund primary care residency programs in 60 Teaching Health Centers across the country during the 2014 – 2015 academic year.  The THCGME program is a $230 million, 5-year initiative created by the Affordable Care Act aimed at increasing the number of primary care residents and dentists trained in community-based settings.

The funding will help train over 550 residents in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, geriatrics, and general dentistry during the 2014 – 2015 academic year.

To view the HHS press release, click here.  To view the list of grant recipients, click here.

Reporter, Isabella Edmundson, Atlanta, +1 404 572 3527, iedmundson@kslaw.com

 

Topics:  Affordable Care Act, Funding, Health Care Providers, Healthcare, HHS, HRSA, Training

Published In: Health Updates

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