MHA Today | July 24, 2018



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July 24, 2018

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In This Issue
Funding Opportunity Available For Apprenticeship Expansion
UMKC Awarded $676,000 For Nurse Faculty Loan Program


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Workforce News


Funding Opportunity Available For Apprenticeship Expansion

Staff Contact: Jill Williams

The U.S. Department of Labor announced $150 million in grants to support sector-based approaches to expand apprenticeships on a national scale in key industry sectors, to include health care. When awarded, the grants will move a step closer to President Trump's vision set forth in Executive Order on Expanding Apprenticeship in America, which calls for increasing the number of apprentices in the U.S. across all industries.

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UMKC Awarded $676,000 For Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Staff Contact: Jill Williams

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies was awarded $676,000 to distribute to nursing students pursuing doctoral and master’s degrees who plan to be future nurse faculty. The Nurse Faculty Loan Program offers partial loan forgiveness for borrowers who graduate and serve as full-time nursing faculty for the prescribed time period. The loan recipients can cancel 85 percent of the loan over four years in return for serving as faculty in a full-time equivalent position in any accredited school of nursing. Applications are available online.

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Consider This ...

An estimated 61 million adults in the U.S. are at high risk for serious vision loss, and the annual economic impact of major vision problems among Americans older than 40 is more than $145 billion. Timely diagnosis and early treatment could prevent as much as 98 percent of visual impairment and blindness in the U.S.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention