Lee Harris
County Mayor | Shelby County, TN

ARP: Shelby County TN, Grant to Bolster Healthcare Workforce

Idea Category: Healthcare, Jobs and Entrepreneurship | Funding Source: American Rescue Plan

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced a $14 million Public Health Workforce and Infrastructure Grant from the American Rescue Plan to upskill and retain its public health workforce. This grant will allow the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) to develop and implement a workforce development plan, including educational opportunities for employees to expand their education in graduate and certificate public health programs (3 doctorates, 5 masters, and 5 certifications). Additionally, the grant will help SCHD perform ongoing data assessments to monitor workforce needs, enhance diversity among its workforce, and partner with community organizations for competency training to better address health inequities and disparities in the community.

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901 Student Passport – A Local Getaway for Students and Families

Idea Category: Education, Safety Net | Funding Source: ARP

Drug Overdose Treatment

Idea Category: Healthcare | Funding Source: ARP

Parole Hearings Expedited

Idea Category: Criminal Justice | Funding Source: ARP

Certificate of Employability Unlinking

Idea Category: Criminal Justice | Funding Source: ARP