New bill supports programs, scholarships, training, more to create skilled, diverse healthcare labor force.
The healthcare workforce shortage is gaining attention in Congress. Most recently, a bill that reauthorizes several health professions education and training programs from 2020 through 2024 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) sponsored the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency and Readiness (EMPOWER) for Health Act (H.R. 2781). The bill is designed to help ensure that patients and communities nationwide have access to healthcare professionals, services, and supports by promoting an educated, skilled workforce. (more…)Read More