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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.

Oklahoma Volunteer Charitable Healthcare Provider Program
Offers state tort liability insurance to healthcare providers who provide care to medically indigent persons at a free clinic, or specialty providers providing care as a result of a referral from a free clinic.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oklahoma Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development
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
Sponsors: Oregon Health Authority, 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
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 Center for Health Workforce Development
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
Maine Rural Medical Access Program Inactive
Offers a rebate on malpractice insurance premiums for physicians providing OB/GYN and prenatal care in rural and underserved areas of Maine.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: May 3, 2018
Sponsors: Maine Bureau of Insurance, Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Rural Communities Health Care Investment Program (RCHIP) Inactive
Provides student loan reimbursements or stipend payments to assist rural communities in recruiting non-physician healthcare professionals who agree to serve in a medically underserved community of Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Apr 19, 2018
Sponsors: Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas State Office of Rural Health