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Mental Health Update

July 16, 2021
Mental Health Update

MH Update – 7/16/21 – HHS Announces $103 Million from American Rescue Plan to Address Burnout in the Health Workforce

Today, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of an estimated $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding opportunities to help reduce burnout and promote mental health among the health workforce. These investments, which take into particular consideration the needs of rural and medically underserved communities, will help health care organizations establish a culture of wellness  among the health and public safety workforce and will support training efforts that build resiliency for those at the beginning of their health careers.
“The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to ensuring our frontline health care workers have access to the services they need to limit and prevent burnout, fatigue and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “It is essential that we provide behavioral health resources for our health care providers – from paraprofessionals to public safety officers – so that they can continue to deliver quality care to our most vulnerable communities.”
For more information, read the materials below:
  • HHS Press Release
  • Three funding opportunities that are now accepting applications – due August 30, 2021:
Marvin Figueroa, Director
Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.

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