Ohio receives $800K to train medical workers

Ohio has received the money from the federal government to aid efforts to train people as medical workers, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.
Sandusky Register Staff
Sep 20, 2013


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award the Ohio’s AHEC Point of Service Maintenance and Enhancement project with more than $813,000 between now and August of next year.

Part of those funds will go toward the Sandusky AHEC, which includes Erie, Huron, Sandusky, Seneca and Ottawa counties.

“This is good news for Ohio’s rural and underserved communities,” Brown said. “By ensuring health care education is available in rural areas, we are making a commitment to Ohioans that no matter where you live, you will have access to the best health education there is to offer. It will allow rural health providers to expand their reach and the range of services they provide.”


Simple Enough II

I'm calling bull crap. If this money is being allocated to the county community health clinics it is being misspent in my opinion. Look at the one in Fremont, only the best money can buy, like a very new maintenance truck, new paint & trim on the buildings and new furnishings inside.


How do you expect to attract qualified medical professionals to work in underserved rural areas if you don't offer them professional working conditions?

As a rule, these professionals are paid lower wages than they could earn in suburban areas where the standard of living is better and there is more opportunity for professional interaction with their peers. They take these jobs because of a commitment to serve the marginalized populations in rural areas. They shouldn't be expected to work in substandard facilities.

By providing medical education opportunities to people in underserved areas, the hope is residents of these areas will return or remain in the area to serve their communities.

Darwin's choice

Get real! Ever heard of the Peace Corps? Times are tough, sometimes you might have to fill the toilet paper yourself....