Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration Invests $350K in Healthcare Training
Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero joined in congratulating and delivering remarks to the 116 graduates of the Guam Marianas Training Center Community Healthcare Worker Cohorts I and II during a ceremony on October 14, 2022, at the RIHGA Royal Laguna Guam Resort. The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration provided approximately $350,000 in Education Stabilization Funds to offer these job training opportunities at no cost to participants.
“Funding advancements in the health industry will accelerate the end of the pandemic, secure our economic recovery, and build our capacity to support a health workforce that is prepared to respond to routine and emergency surge needs,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “The pandemic challenged the world to develop fresh perspectives on how to function and deliver services to our communities. Now, together with the fundamental support of Guam’s newest community healthcare workers, we are addressing how to engage and assist our community at ground zero.”
The Guam Marianas Training Center Community Healthcare Worker course prepared students to fulfill health protocols and direct individuals safely and effectively to the appropriate health organization. Graduates will serve as the liaison between patients, physicians, health educators and social workers, in addition to advocating for individual and community health needs.
“Investing in community healthcare workers ensures that there are compassionate professionals at our centers of health ready to offer basic support and guidance to those who are underserved and underinsured on Guam,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “Deploying these patient advocates will improve our community’s perception of healthcare and enhance public access to healthcare.”
View highlights of the graduation ceremony here.