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National Health Service Corps 50th Anniversary: Q&A with Dr. Luis Padilla
An interview with Dr. Luis Padilla, Associate Administrator for HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce and Director of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Discusses the NHSC's 50th anniversary, as well as the many NHSC initiatives that bring healthcare professionals to underserved communities.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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HPSA 101: Health Professional Shortage Areas Explained
Video describing Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), scoring calculations and factors affecting HPSA scores, National Health Service Corps loan repayments programs, and the role of the Virginia primary care office in identifying shortage areas in Virginia. Includes a brief history of HPSAs. Transcript available by clicking the 3 dots above the red Subscribe button.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health: Office of Health Equity
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National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements, qualification factors, compliance, roles and responsibilities, and other factors for becoming an NHSC approved site. Acts as a supplemental resource to the information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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How States Can Expand Health Care Access in Rural Communities
Discusses policy options states could use to increase access to care and the supply of healthcare providers in rural areas. Covers financial assistance programs for medical and dental education; malpractice reform; scope of practice changes for advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and dental health aide therapists; telemedicine parity; and mobile clinics.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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Health Workforce: Biden-Harris Administration 2021 HRSA Highlights
Fact sheet describing the Health Resources & Services Administration's efforts to support the health workforce and promote health equity. Includes descriptions of funding opportunities and efforts to promote expansion of graduate medical education programs in rural and underserved areas.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Expanded Eligibility Allows More Rural Clinicians to Qualify for Loan Repayment
Webinar recording discusses the expansion of eligibility for the National Health Services Corps (NHSC) loan repayment program. Includes information on the different programs available, the reward amounts, and the eligibility for each. Features presentations from representatives of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, 3RNET, and the NHSC.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health: State Investment in Healthcare Infrastructure
Discusses challenges in rural healthcare and legislative trends for 2022, including loan repayment support for medical providers, expanding behavioral health access in rural areas, increasing telehealth options, and supporting rural broadband infrastructure.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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The National Health Service Corps
Provides an overview of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) program, including the federal scholarship and loan repayment components, and explains how the program affects rural recruitment and retention. Highlights changes in FY2018 focusing on opioid and substance use disorder treatment providers, as well as the provision of funding to expand the number of scholarship and loan repayment awards through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) Meeting Minutes, December 7-8, 2021
Summarizes the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) meeting held on December 7-8, 2021. Includes updates from the Bureau of Health Workforce, a discussion on expanding the nurse workforce, and information on the HRSA Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program, among other things.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice
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Nebraska Rural Health Advisory Commission's Annual Report
Discusses state-designated shortage areas and the Nebraska loan repayment programs for healthcare students and professionals. Features statistics on various incentive programs, including the student loan and loan repayment programs by fiscal years, with breakdowns by provider type.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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