Gillibrand pushes health force funding

CONTRIBUTED PHOTOU.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on congressional leaders to include at least $1 billion for community health workers in the next round of COVID-19 relief funding.

ALBANY — As Congress weighs another round of COVID-19 federal assistance funding, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, called on congressional leaders Wednesday to include at least $1 billion for community health workers in the next wave of potential COVID-19 relief funding.

Appearing in a video press conference from her Washington, D.C., office, Gillibrand said the funding she is seeking would complement the $3 billion she secured under the American Rescue Plan Act last year to fulfill components of her legislation — the Health Force, Resilience Force and Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act (Health Force).

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