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  • Washington Highlights

    AAMC Joins Letter Urging Highest Possible Funding for HRSA Title VII/VIII Programs


    Katherine Cruz, Legislative Analyst
    Andrea Price-Carter, Director, Health Equity Advocacy and Government Relations
    For Media Inquiries

    On Jan. 29, the AAMC-led Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition, which is an alliance of more than 90 organizations, sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership and congressional leadership urging them to provide the highest possible funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Title VII and VIII workforce development programs in the fiscal year (FY) 2024 funding bills. The coalition requested funding at a minimum the $877.8 million level proposed in the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Services (LHHS) FY 2024 spending bill. The letter also asked Congress to finish the FY 2024 appropriations process as quickly as possible and avoid “problematic policy provisions that would impose arbitrary restrictions on efforts to fortify a strong public health workforce.”

    On Jan. 19, President Joe Biden signed into law another continuing resolution that would extend FY 2023 funding for LHHS through March 8 [refer to Washington Highlights, Jan. 19].