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HRSA Awards Funding to Address Workforce Shortages and Access in Rural Communities

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has  awarded nearly $60 million to programs addressing workforce shortages and access to quality health care in rural communities. California received five awards totaling $2,649,716 for the Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program and Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program.  

Grants in the RRPD Program support start-up costs to establish new rural residency programs. The Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program supports the planning and implementation of quality improvement activities for rural primary care providers or providers of health care services, such as critical access hospitals, rural health clinics, or a network of rural health providers that serves rural residents.