HHS Joins White House Initiative to Put Veterans to Work

October 25, 2011

The Health and Human Services Department is getting involved in the Obama administration's efforts to hire more veterans, officials announced Tuesday.

HHS, in coordination with the White House veterans task force, unveiled new initiatives, including an order to its network of 8,000 community health centers to hire 8,000 veterans during the next three years. A separate initiative gives veterans priority in physician assistant training programs.

To help with veteran hiring, community health centers will use roughly $2.58 billion provided them through the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 

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