On July 7, 2014, HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell announced that HHS would be awarding $83.4 million under the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  The $83.4 million in HRSA grants will fund primary care residency programs in 60 Teaching Health Centers across the country during the 2014 – 2015 academic year.  The THCGME program is a $230 million, 5-year initiative created by the Affordable Care Act aimed at increasing the number of primary care residents and dentists trained in community-based settings.

The funding will help train over 550 residents in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, geriatrics, and general dentistry during the 2014 – 2015 academic year.

To view the HHS press release, click here.  To view the list of grant recipients, click here.