2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hodges
Healthcare Workforce Innovation and Investment Fund

Item 29 #1h

Item 29 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Legislative Department
Joint Commission on Health Care FY2021 $0 FY2022 $5,000,000 GF

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“C. Out of the amounts in the item, $5,000,000 in the second year from the general fund is provided to establish a Healthcare Workforce Innovation and Investment Fund to support regionally led and state coordinated innovations in healthcare workforce recruitment, education, and training. The Commission shall work with the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority in administering the funds provided in this paragraph. Funds shall be used to facilitate high-impact healthcare workforce innovations and strategies while leveraging private investment and promoting public-private partnerships. Priority areas for investment from funds provided in this paragraph include initiatives that: increase the number of Virginians pursuing foundational healthcare careers; expand clinical training opportunities; reform and accelerate career pathways for high demand healthcare workers; enhance retention of graduates from Virginia's medical schools and other health professions programs in the Commonwealth; and increase health career opportunities for marginalized populations, and improve health equity."


(This amendment creates the Healthcare Workforce Innovation and Investment Fund with $5.0 million from the general fund in fiscal year 2022.)