Health and Human Services Department to dole out $293 million to boost primary care in high-need areas

The Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, or HRSA, will dole out $293 million to primary healthcare clinicians and students through the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps programs.

The NHSC Scholarship program will get $47.1 million to disburse as 229 awards to students pursuing primary care training that will lead to a degree in medicine, dentistry, nurse-midwife, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Award recipients will then bring their skills to a high-need region. 

The Nurse Corps Scholarship program will get $25.1 million to dole out as 219 awards to nursing students in exchange for a two-year work commitment in a facility with "critical shortages."  

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