HHS Invests in Rural Medical Residencies

15 organizations will receive funding to train OB-GYN and family medical doctors.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $11 million to 15 organizations dedicated to developing medical residency programs in rural communities. Many of these programs will focus on obstetrics, gynecology, and new family medicine, addressing the lack of doctors available to care for pregnant women in more remote areas.

“Training more doctors in our country’s rural areas is a proven strategy to recruit and retain doctors to serve rural communities,” said Secretary Xavier Becerra. “By funding new residency programs focused on OB-GYN training, we can help eliminate maternal care deserts, an important step in making pregnancy and childbirth safer.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Becerra as he heads the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • For U.S. federal health officials as they support the development of rural medical care.

Sources: Department of Health and Human Services


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