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Profiles of Success | Reauthorization | Title VII Loans

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.


AAMC Submits Comments to HRSA on Bureau of Health Workforce Performance Data Collection

December 20, 2018

The AAMC Dec. 17 submitted a letter to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on the agency’s request for information regarding the Bureau of Health Workforce Performance Data Collection. The purpose of the proposed data collection is to continue the analysis and reporting of awardee training activities and educational programs, identify intended practice locations, and report outcomes of funded initiatives.


House Passes HHS Spending Bill, President Signs Into Law

September 28, 2018

The House of Representatives Sept. 26 voted 361-61 to approve 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).


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].


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