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Resources by Topic: Financial aid for health careers

Rural Health Grants and Funding Opportunities
A webinar recording that discusses grant, loan, scholarship, and other funding opportunities for practitioners in rural healthcare and organizations concerned with rural population health. Covers federal opportunities as well as those specific to the state of Kansas.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 11/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Arizona Medically Underserved Areas: Biennial Report 2022
Biennial report for Arizona containing a list of Primary Care Areas (PCAs) by county, maps of medically underserved areas, and a list of Arizona State Loan Repayment Program sites. Describes methodology for designating PCAs as Medically Underserved Areas (AzMUAs), including ratio of population to primary care, travel distance to a primary care physician, and health insurance status, among other factors.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Moral Distress Among Clinicians Working in US Safety Net Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Study
Explores the causes and levels of moral distress experienced by clinicians treating low-income primary care, dental, and behavioral health patients in safety net practices and participating in education loan repayment programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Features statistics on reported degree of moral distress related to work experienced during the pandemic, with breakdowns by discipline and practice type, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Indian Health Service or tribal site, and Rural Health Clinics.
Author(s): Donald E. Pathman, Jeffrey Sonis, Thomas E Rauner, et al.
Citation: BMJ Open, 2022
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Federal Student Loan Repayment Programs for Behavioral Health Service Providers
Provides an overview of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-administered federal student loan repayment programs available to behavioral health providers. Addresses program components, benefits, Congressional appropriations for these programs for fiscal year 2022, and policy issues for Congress to consider.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Oregon Partnership State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) Active Providers by City
Map displays the location and the number of recipients of the Oregon Partnership State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) by city and county.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Primary Care Loan Forgiveness Program (PCLF) Active Awardees by City
Map displays the location and the number of Oregon Primary Care Loan Forgiveness Program (PCLF) recipients by city and county.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon: Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program (BHLRP) Awardees by City
Map of Oregon displays the location and the number of Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program (BHLRP) recipients by city and county.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Health Workforce Issues in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Populations
Rapid response policy brief providing an overview of the Indian Health Service (IHS), and discussing tribally-operated health services and access to health services and insurance outside of tribal or IHS networks. Describes the representation of AI/AN populations within the healthcare workforce and offers recommendations and strategies to strengthen the health workforce providing care for AI/AN populations.
Author(s): Natalia V. Oster, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC) Meeting Minutes, June 28-29, 2022
Minutes from the June 28-29, 2022 meeting, including presentations on health worker burnout, advancing health equity, initiatives to strengthen primary care, and wellness for healthcare professionals; National Health Service Corps updates; and a panel discussion of recruitment and retention of healthcare providers in rural areas.
Additional links: Addressing Health Worker Burnout, Advancing Health Equity from the American Medical Association, National Health Services Corps Updates, June 2022, Ohio State's Wellness Vision and Mission
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps
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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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