HHS Funds Awards for Health Care Workers

$103 million dedicated to mental health and wellness.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week that $103 million will be awarded to help improve the mental health and retention of health care workers. Forty-five grantees across the country will be chosen to fund mental health programs and training, and a specific focus will be placed on underserved and rural communities.

“I have traveled to many health centers across the country and know that the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified issues that have long been a source of stress for frontline health care workers — from increased patient volumes to long working hours,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “We will continue to promote the well-being of those who have made so many sacrifices to keep others well.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Becerra to seek God’s guidance as he leads the federal health department.
  • For the president and his administration as they continue to strategize on public health, including mental health.
  • For health care workers, first responders, and law enforcement professionals as they work under stress in crisis situations.

Sources: Department of Health and Human Services


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