Vice President Kamala Harris is getting her week started off by making a major investment in marginalized Communities. On Monday, the Vice President announced that the Biden administration would push $1.5 billion of COVID-19 relief toward the U.S. Healthcare system. According to The HillI, the $1.5 billion package will be geared toward underserved communities with a focus on addressing nurse shortages, doctor scarcities and overall Healthcare workplace shortages. To top it all off, it will support behavioral health providers in minority communities
“These awards are supporting the National Health Service Corps, Nurse Corps, and Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery programs,” a statement from the Biden administration reads, according to The Hill.
“These programs address workforce shortages and health disparities by providing scholarship and loan repayment funding for health care students and professionals, in exchange for a service commitment in hard-hit and high-risk communities.”
This announcement comes on the heels of a report from the White House COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. In addition to this $1.5 billion