HHS Awards $73 Million to Expand Public Health Worker Training

Sept. 22, 2021, 4:12 PM

The Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday it will distribute $73 million to train public health workers from underrepresented communities and improve Covid-19 data collection.

The goal is to providing training in public health informatics and technology to more than 4,000 health workers over the next four years, the agency said in a statement.

Recipients of the funds include historically black colleges and universities, as well as colleges and universities enrolling high numbers of students who are Hispanic, Asian-American or Pacific Islanders.

The HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will administer the program with ...

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