Gov. Jay Nixon says a program to increase health care education offerings is sorely needed.
Nixon stopped in Kansas City and Springfield Thursday to tout the "Caring for Missourians" program, which offers $40 million to the state's universities and community colleges for more health education classes, equipment and teachers.
While visiting the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Nixon said the state is facing a critical shortage of health care workers. He said the Caring for Missourians program will be a first step to alleviating that shortage.