Medical Economics July 1, 2022
HHS announces awards for facilities in rural and underserved communities across the nation.
Federal grants totaling $155 million will support 72 teaching health centers with high need primary care medical and dental residency programs, including psychiatry.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the awards, with money coming from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and federal fiscal year 2022 funds through through HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grants are part of President Joe Biden’s “Unity Agenda” to address mental health and come as the nation’s physicians and support staff deal with high levels of burnout, according to HHS.
“Having access to primary care and mental health support is essential to one’s health...