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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Recruitment and retention of health professionals

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Oregon Rural Medical Practitioner Insurance Subsidy Program
Offers reimbursement for medical malpractice insurance policy premiums to physicians and nurse practitioners who practice in rural Oregon.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
Oregon Rural Practitioner Tax Credit Program
Offers personal income tax credits to dentists, physicians, podiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists, optometrists, and volunteer EMS who practice in eligible rural areas of Oregon.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
Rural Practice Incentive Program for Communities
Provides funding to assist rural practice sites to recruit and retain qualified primary care physicians in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Rural Partnership
South Carolina Family Medicine Locum Tenens Program
Provides physicians the opportunity to take a break from their practices while locum tenens physicians step in, increasing the retention rate of physicians in rural areas and supporting local practices.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
South Dakota Recruitment Assistance Program
Provides qualifying physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or nurse midwives an incentive payment in return for 3 continuous years of practice in an eligible rural community in South Dakota.
Geographic coverage: South Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
South Dakota Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program
Offers a monetary incentive to health professionals who complete a 3-year service agreement at a rural facility in South Dakota.
Geographic coverage: South Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
Tennessee Rural Partnership Rural Clinician Recruitment Assistance
Offers free clinician recruitment assistance to practices in rural and underserved communities in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Rural Partnership
Wisconsin Primary Care and Psychiatry Shortage Grant
Provides financial assistance awards to primary care physicians and psychiatrists who agree to practice in underserved areas of Wisconsin.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
Colorado Emergency Medical and Trauma Service (EMTS) Provider Grants Inactive
Offers funding to emergency medical and trauma service providers in Colorado for vehicles, communications, data collection, equipment, injury prevention, personnel, and recruitment/retention.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2018
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Rural Primary Care Workforce Solutions Inactive
Grants to support partnerships between workforce-focused capacity building organizations and major healthcare employers to advance efforts to attract, recruit, and retain primary care providers in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2018
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation