Rural Health Resources by Topic: Financial aid for health careers
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details