Funds for Health Care Workforce Resiliency Awarded to Texas Facilities
By Joey Berlin

Four Texas institutions will collectively receive more than $8 million through a federal Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program, funded through the 2021 COVID-19 relief bill.

The funding is part of several grant programs awarding $103 million through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) “to reduce burnout and promote mental health in the health workforce,” the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) said in announcing the grantees.

The four Texas grantees will receive the money over a three-year period. They are:

  • Lubbock County Hospital District, Lubbock, $2,280,666;
  • Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, $2,257,317;
  • Texas State University, San Marcos, $1,885,787; and
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, $1,755,714.

“These awards, which take into particular consideration the needs of rural and medically underserved communities, will help health care organizations establish a culture of wellness among the health workforce and will support training efforts that build resiliency for those at the beginning of their health careers,” HRSA said.

The Texas institutions were among 34 grantees nationwide in the Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program, and among 55 grantees across three mental health programs funded by ARP.

Last Updated On

April 05, 2022

Originally Published On

January 26, 2022

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Joey Berlin is managing editor of Texas Medicine. His previous work includes stints as a reporter and editor for various newspapers and publishing companies, and he’s covered everything from hard news to sports to workers’ compensation. Joey grew up in the Kansas City area. He lives in Austin.

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