Fight for a culturally competent medical workforce.

Draft legislation released by the Senate Appropriations Committee has proposed funding cuts to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Title VII health professions diversity and workforce development programs.

In addition to cutting other workforce programs, the Senate draft would eliminate the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP), which develops a pipeline into health professions for economically or educationally disadvantaged K-12 and college students.

It’s time to raise our voices on behalf of a medical workforce that better serves all Americans. Take two minutes right now to send a note to lawmakers — urge them to reject funding cuts for these critical programs.