Senate HELP Committee Looks at Minority Healthcare Professionals Shortage and the Maternal Health Crisis

Published May 14, 2024

By AACOM Government Relations

Advocacy Federal Policy Healthcare Workforce OME Advocate

  • On Thursday, May 2, 2024, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a full committee hearing discussing what Congress can do to address the severe shortage of minority healthcare professionals and the maternal health crisis.
  • The Committee heard from a panel of healthcare professionals, including Dr. Yolanda Lawson, president of the National Medical Association. The panelists advocated for a number of osteopathic policy priorities, including expanding residency programs, alleviating the financial burden of seeking a medical degree and supporting programs that attract physicians to underserved areas, like the National Health Service Corps.
  • For further information, view AACOM’s summary on the hearing.