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$103M Awarded to 45 Grantees through Biden-Harris Administration American Rescue Plan Funds to Promote Mental Health and Wellness Among Health Care Workers

by Guila Todd | Jan 28, 2022

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced $103 million in awards to 45 grantees to increase the retention and boost staffing of health care workers in the U.S. These multi-year awards, which were secured by funding through the Biden-Harris Administration’s American Rescue Plan, will be used to implement evidence-informed programs, practices, and trainings that reduce burnout and promote mental health and wellness among the health care workforce, primarily in rural and underserved communities.

These awards are available from HRSA through three programs:

  • Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Health Professional Workforce – $28.6 million will be awarded to 10 grantees from HRSA to help health care organizations establish, improve, or expand evidence-informed programs and practices to promote mental health and well-being among the health workforce, and other employees.
  • Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program – $68.2 million will be awarded to 34 grantees to support customized evidence-informed professional development within health profession and nursing training functions. This program will support initiatives to reduce burnout and promote resilience among health care students, residents, health care professionals, paraprofessionals, trainees and public safety officers, such as firefighters, law enforcement officers, and ambulance crew members.
  • Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Technical Assistance Center – George Washington University will be awarded $6 million from HRSA to provide tailored training and technical assistance to all 45 grant recipients.

View a complete list of the award recipients here: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/funding/health-workforce-resiliency-awards exit disclaimer icon

Learn more about HRSA's funding opportunities.

Read the full press release from the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

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