NAO President Overfelt Requests $690 Million to Train Health Professionals

“Every doctor, nurse, dentist, pharmacist, physician assistant, technician, and physical therapists start as students somewhere,” NAO President Paula Overfelt told House Appropriations Committee members earlier this spring when she made a funding request of $40.145 million in FY 2019 for the Area Health Education Center program on behalf of the National AHEC Organization (NAO.) She recommended a total of “$690 million for health professions training programs under Title VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act that are administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).” Continue reading