After more than a year and a half, many nurses and doctors are facing pandemic burnout and have left their chosen field leaving many States understaffed.

In rural areas, the shortage is particularly dire.



Now the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now committing $100 million through the American Rescue Plan.

“Our health care workers have worked tirelessly to save lives throughout this pandemic and now it’s our turn to invest in them,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement.

“This investment is critical to ensuring state public health officials can continue supporting specific needs across their communities,” he said.