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Funding will support worker training and education programs administered by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice will receive $618,734 to train public health workers and to promote community engagement in public health.  The Department of Health and Human Service's grant is made possible through funding in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

"By making smart investments in our public health workforce we can help increase access to quality affordable health care for all New Hampshire families," said Shaheen.  "This announcement is another example of how health care reform is making a positive difference today in our state and our communities and I congratulate the Dartmouth Institute on this important award."    

The Dartmouth Institute will use the funds to support three program areas: educational outreach and support for current public health workers; educational opportunities for future public health workers provided in the form of a stipend for students who are interested in doing an internship or working in underserved areas; and providing funding opportunities for communities to engage in community research projects.

The Dartmouth Institute is dedicated to improving health care through education, research, policy reform, leadership improvement, and communication with patients and the public.