Commerce Department getting money to expand health care training

Kansas will receive more than $2.9 million in federal funding to help expand the primary care work force, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced.

The Kansas Department of Commerce will get $150,000 in planning money and nearly $2.8 million in Health Profession Opportunity Grants.

The grants will be used to help low-income individuals with training programs for a variety of health care professions, including home care aides, certified nursing assistants, medical assistants, dental assistants, registered nurses and health information technicians.