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Geriatrics, nursing programs receive HHS grants

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 16, 2010

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The Dept. of Health and Human Services has announced that it is releasing nearly $160 million in grants to assist in geriatric training and nursing work force development.

"We cannot build a healthier America if our country continues to face a growing health professions shortage," said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "A well-trained, educated and diverse work force is critical to meeting future health care demands, and to reforming the nation's health care system."

In addition to helping bolster training programs and recruit underrepresented minority students, the grants will support efforts to prepare doctors and nurses for taking care of an aging patient population, HHS said Aug. 5.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/08/16/gvbf0816.htm.

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