HHS will offer $250 million in grants for primary-care training

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the federal government will offer $250 million in grants to hospitals and academic medical centers that provide training to primary-care providers, nurses and related health professionals. The grants will be issued through the $500 million Prevention and Public Health Fund established by the health reform law. About 1,700 nurse practitioners, primary-care doctors and physician assistants are expected to benefit from the grants.

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