HHS to strengthen Public Health Service Commissioned Corps – Newsletter – Department of Health and Human Services

HHS to strengthen Public Health Service Commissioned Corps – Newsletter – Department of Health and Human Services – Brief Article

Matthew Neff

HHS Sec. Tommy G. Thompson recently announced new transformations to the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps designed to create a more effective, flexible, and deployable force that is ready to respond to public health and emergency needs across the country and around the world. The plan includes creating scholarships to recruit as many as 1,000 nurses and 100 doctors per year to work in medically underserved areas; create additional short-term duty missions and “rolling deployments” to address Presidential and Secretarial initiatives; provide a modernized reserve component system; and establish a ready reserve corps that will supplement the efforts of the Commissioned Corps. These transformations will occur during the next several months and under the leadership of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the U.S. Surgeon General.

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