Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced over $100 million in grant awards to strengthen the nation’s healthcare workforce. More than $30 million is dedicated to the field of nursing, including 112 Nurse Faculty Loan grants to nursing schools to grow the number of qualified nursing faculty; 14 Nursing Workforce Diversity grants to nursing schools to help increase nursing education opportunities for disadvantaged students; and 81 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship grants. Another $18 million is allocated to Centers of Excellence to support the recruitment and performance of underrepresented minority students entering health careers, and over $6 million was awarded in grants for interdisciplinary and geriatric education. The remaining $48 million is allocated to public health workforce programs, including 37 Public Health Training Centers to train current and future public health workers in basic health skills and key public health issues, in addition to several grants to expand public health training and fellowship programs at state and local health departments. Click here for more information.