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Monday, September 15, 2008

HRSA Awards $750,000 to Create Health Workforce Information Center

The Health Resources and Services Administration today awarded $750,000 to the University of North Dakota to establish a Health Workforce Information Center as a “single point of entry” for health workforce information.

“The nation's health care system faces major challenges as a result of workforce shortages and technological advances,” says HRSA Administrator Elizabeth Duke. “In response, HRSA will support the university's ‘one-stop shop' for health professionals, employers, government agencies, researchers, policymakers and anyone who needs up-to-date information on health workforce topics and trends.”

The new center's Web site and electronic mailing lists will provide information on:

  • health workforce programs and funding sources;
  • workforce data, research and policy;
  • educational opportunities and models;
  • best practices; and
  • related news and events.

In addition, center information specialists will offer free customized assistance.

The health workforce includes practitioners in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, mental health, allied health, other trained health care providers and the staff that supports them.

HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions awarded the 2008 fiscal year cooperative agreement to UND under the Health Professions Partnership Act of 1998.


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