McMorris Rodgers’s Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act Passes House

Oct 29, 2019
Health Care
Press
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act, legislation that Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) joined in introducing, overwhelmingly passed the House included in the EMPOWER Health Act of 2019 (H.R. 2781). This legislation will provide funding for colleges and universities to make physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, and speech-language pathology programs more accessible to underrepresented communities, including those who are racial or ethnic minorities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.
 
As Cathy said when she joined Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) in introducing the bill, “I’ve seen firsthand the benefits of occupational therapy, speech pathology, and physical therapy in helping people to live more full and independent lives. When people from underserved areas go into these fields, they are more likely to serve our rural communities. This bill will help better serve Eastern Washington and the people who rely on these allied health professionals.”
 
NOTE: Cathy joined Rep. Rush in introducing this legislation in June. Find more information by clicking here.
 
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