The federal government definitely has its sites on encouraging people to go into healthcare careers. Wayne State University, in Michigan, just received a federal grant for $900,000 to help encourage more people in urban areas to work towards health care careers.The two year grant was offered by Health Resources and Services Administration to create a state-wide Area Health Education Center program. The University of Detroit-Mercy is also going to be part of the grant program. The program’s goal is to expand Michigan’s primary-care healthcare workforce, and to retain those who are already involved in this field.They hope to encourage people in economically challenged areas, particularly in urban centers and rural areas, to pursue careers in healthcare fields like nursing. At the moment, there is a short supply of workers in these fields in urban and rural areas, and they hope that this grant, and their efforts, will hope to change those numbers.
Janice Marks – A retired nurse and home health care professional, Janice has written prolifically about the American health care system. As a writer for Left Justified focused on the current changes in the health care community, she weaves her professional background and expertise into her evaluation of the current health care issues facing the American government and people. Contact Janice at janicemarks(at)leftjustified.com.View all posts by Janice Marks →