Obama administration touts new public health initiatives

Grants from the two agencies will help train public health workers and support public-health fellowship programs "similar to medical residencies," according to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.

Some workers will receive training in nutrition, HHS told reporters, highlighting officials' rising concerns about obesity in the United States. 

"These investments are part of our work to promote public health and they will help strengthen our efforts to fight disease and illness before they happen," HHS Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusPro-dependency advocates miss the mark in attacking Kansas welfare reform Pence breaks tie to confirm Trump's pick for religious ambassador The House needs to help patients from being victimized by antiquated technology MORE said in a statement.