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News by Topic: Financial aid for health careers

Too Few Doctors and Nurses for Veterans in Some Areas
Nov 7, 2018 - Discusses physician vacancies at VA facilities around the country, which can cause long wait times for care. Some of the highest vacancy rates are in highly rural states, where recruiting physicians is already difficult. There are 40,000 vacancies around the country, but the VA is prioritizing filling primary care, internist, women's health, and mental health positions first.
Source: Stateline, Pew Charitable Trusts
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HHS Awards $293 Million to Expand Primary Health Care Workforce
Oct 18, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced funding through the National Health Services Corps (NHSC) and the Nurse Corps programs, which provide scholarships and loan repayment to providers for working in areas of the country with limited access to care. $293 million in funding will connect primary care providers and students to rural, tribal, and other underserved communities across the country.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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UNK Program Addresses Need for Rural Health Care Providers
Oct 6, 2018 - Highlights the Kearney Health Opportunities Program, a health professions education program that provides full-tuition scholarships to the University of Nebraska at Kearney and guarantees admission to the health professional program of their choice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for students who commit to practicing in rural areas of the state.
Source: Kearney Hub
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