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AAMC strongly advocates continued and robust funding for Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing education programs under the Public Health Service Act.

Title VII and Title VIII are the only federal programs that support education/training opportunities for an array of aspiring and practicing health professionals, both facilitating career opportunities and bringing health care services to rural and underserved communities. Through educational experiences in interdisciplinary, community-based settings, the programs enhance the supply, diversity, and distribution of the workforce and fill the gaps in the supply of health professionals not met by traditional market forces.

These programs, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), are funded annually under the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill.

The AAMC works closely with the broader health care community through the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) to advocate the strong, sustainable investment needed to strengthen the health care workforce. AAMC also works with HRSA and other stakeholders to support implementation of the programs.

FY 2019 Labor-HHS Funding Package Nears Completion

September 21, 2018

The Senate Sept. 18 voted to approve, 93-7, the conference agreement for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Labor-HHS-Education and Defense spending bills (H.R. 6157), providing a total of $178 billion for the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Education, including a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Negotiators File Compromise HHS Spending Bill

September 14, 2018

House and Senate negotiators Sept. 13 adopted a compromise agreement on the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Labor-HHS-Education and Defense spending bills (H.R. 6157) that next will go to each chamber for final approval before being sent to the president. The measure also includes a continuing resolution through Dec. 7 for any of the 12 annual spending bills that have not been finalized by the start of the new fiscal year Oct. 1.

House Appropriations Committee Approves Labor-HHS Bill

July 13, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee July 11 amended and approved its FY 2019 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill by a vote of 30-22. This follows the Labor-HHS subcommittee’s markup and passage of the draft bill on June 15 [see Washington Highlights, June 15].

Energy and Commerce Committee Holds Mark-Up of Five Public Health Bills

June 29, 2018

The House Energy and Commerce Committee June 27 held a mark-up of five public health bills; the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 959), the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (H.R. 1676), the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency Readiness Act of 2017 (EMPOWER Act, H.R. 3728); the Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 5385), and a discussion draft of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2018.

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Labor-HHS Bill

June 29, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee June 28 approved, 30-1, its fiscal year (FY) 2019 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill (S. 3158, S. Rept. 115-289) with a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), two days after the corresponding subcommittee June 26 approved the measure.

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