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Walensky: Workforce Bill, AmeriCorps Could Solve Worker Crisis

By Bridget Early / January 12, 2022 at 2:26 PM
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky told lawmakers the bipartisan BIO-Preparedness Workforce Act pending in Congress and a CDC-AmeriCorps partnership, which was launched in September 2021 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, would begin to rectify a health care workforce shortage of more than 80,000 staffers and would boost retention and recruiting efforts during a COVID-19 response hearing held Tuesday (Jan. 11) by the Senate health committee. A worsening public health workforce crisis has become...


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