Center for American Progress

Increase Funding for Health Professionals Who Choose High-Demand Jobs
Article

Increase Funding for Health Professionals Who Choose High-Demand Jobs

This should be one of the highest priorities to help fill vacancies in shortage areas and to create new programs to train physicians, dentists, and nurses.

Part of a Series

This should be one of the highest priorities to help fill vacancies in shortage areas and to create new programs to train physicians, dentists, and nurses emphasizing team-based service, public health, epidemiology, and emergency preparedness and response in affiliated institutions. Funding would include scholarship and loan repayment programs. Increased funding would be used to fill vacancies in shortage areas and to create new programs to train physicians, dentists, and nurses emphasizing team-based service, public health, epidemiology, and emergency preparedness and response in affiliated institutions. Students could receive tuition remission and a stipend, and be Commission Corps officers with a service commitment for each year covered.

All health reform legislation moving through Congress includes provisions to substantially increase funding for the National Health Service Corps. In addition to increased funding, the Senate bill includes eliminating the existing cap on the number of individuals who may serve in the corps and would establish a new body: The “ready reserve corps” and a U.S. Public Health Science Track that would be train health professionals to assist in the event of a disaster.

For more information please see:

Explore The Series

Previous
Next