nhscWashington, D.C. (June 3, 2014)—Today, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) formally announced the creation of the Bureau of Health Workforce. This new Bureau, led by Rebecca Spitzgo, will combine programs previously run by the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) and the Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS).

The National Health Service Corps program will be managed within the new Office of Health Careers, with the intention of enabling the program to be better coordinated with other health workforce programs under Titles VII and VIII. Kimberly Kleine, the current head of BCRS, is slated to be the head of the new Health Careers Office.

The Bureau of Health Workforce will be holding a teleconference tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4, 2014 beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET to discuss the new Bureau and hold a Q&A session. The dial-in information is as follows: 1-800-857-9655 (passcode: 1387642). The instant replay and transcript will be available following the call at http://bhw.hrsa.gov.

For more information visit the Bureau of Health Workforce.