HHS Awards $30 Million to Address Nursing Shortage
The Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has made awards to increase the number of qualified nurses and the quality of nursing services. The awards will help to ease the shortage of nurses available to provide essential health care services across the country. Programs that will receive funding include the following:
Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grants
Advanced Education Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Grants
Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program
Geriatric Nursing Education Programs
Read complete press release at http://newsroom.hrsa.gov/releases/20...rsegrants.htm.
New Website to Help in the Search for Government Benefits and Assistance
U.S. Senator Larry Craig, ranking member of the Special Committee on Aging, says a new site on the Internet will help the public, especially seniors and their family members, and other members of the public identify federal programs designed to help them. "GovBenefits.gov is a brand new online screening tool that is free and simple to use. It's completely confidential - you don't have to identify yourself in any way. All you need to do is answer a series of questions asked on the computer screen and GovBenefits.gov returns a list of government programs you may be eligible for.
The website is a partnership of many federal agencies, including Social Security, Medicare, and the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, State, Veterans Affairs, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The new computer program was launched on April 29 by the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Office of Management and Budget. For more information log on to http://www.govbenefits.gov/.
Alert! Nurse Reinvestment Act Stalled - Contact Congress Today!
Tell Congress not to go home without passing the Nurse Reinvestment Act!
Call this number today! - 202-224-3121
(Will directly connect you to the Congressional switchboard - Ask for your State delegation)
Deliver the Message:
Congress must not recess for Idependence Day without passing the Nurse Reinvestment Act.
The growing nursing shortage is already impacting patient care.
The shortage will reach crisis proportions if Congress fails to act.
Importantly: Congress must address retention as well as recruitment! Support best practices for nurse administration.
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ANA Urges You to E-mail Your Congressional Delegation