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Resources by Topic: Financial aid for health careers

National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
Reviews issues affecting National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps participants and approved sites during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Explains how participants and sites can remain in compliance with NHSC requirements. Also provides information for NHSC applicants about how to complete application requirements.
Additional links: NHSC Service Commitments: COVID-19, Nurse Corps Service Commitments: COVID-19 Information
Date: 06/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Health Service Corps
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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: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Leading in the Crisis: Flattening the COVID-19 Curve: Planning, Managing and Caring for the Workforce Now and in the Future
April 2, 2020 webinar recording on supporting the healthcare workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights new policy flexibilities around the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps programs, NHSC Loan Repayment Program deadline extension, and changes to workforce training programs at health centers.
Additional links: Transcript
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2019
Reports on activities, funding, and programming from the 2019 fiscal year. Intended to keep lawmakers, members of the medical community, and the public abreast of the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce's loan repayment and scholarship programs. Includes a section providing information on the Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program and the Dentists for Rural Area Assistance Program, with statistics on the number of participants and the number of counties in which they are serving.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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The Behavioral Health Workforce in Rural America: Developing a National Recruitment Strategy
Describes successful strategies to recruit and retain behavioral health workers in rural areas, based on phone interviews with state-level experts in rural health and behavioral health. Explores financial incentives, education and training programs, telehealth, licensure or scope of practice changes, innovative state approaches, and policy considerations.
Author(s): Nancy Baum, Jaque King
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health and Research Transformation
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Planting the Seeds, Working the Land: Postsecondary Programs in Rural Areas
Focuses on challenges and opportunities related to postsecondary education in rural areas. Addresses how state legislatures are responding and what community and technical colleges can do to help, including examples of model programs. Identifies education as a social determinant of health and includes examples related to health education, particularly state loan repayment legislation.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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Markup of 26 Bills, Full Committee (July 17, 2019)
Recording of a U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce markup session of 26 bills. Addresses bills reauthorizing the National Health Service Corps, funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers, Medicaid funding for the U.S. territories, and other health-related bills.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. House of Representatives
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Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health: Kansas State Loan Repayment Program
Offers presentation slides from a webinar describing the Kansas State Loan Repayment Program and application process.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Recruitment & Retention, 3RNet, and HPSAs
Highlights benefits rural facilities can offer to help recruit healthcare providers, including loan repayment programs and fringe benefits. Provides a brief overview of how Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are scored. Presentation slides from the Arkansas 2019 Annual Rural Health Conference.
Author(s): Naomi Sweeney
Date: 06/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
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HELP Committee Executive Session: S. 1199, S. 1173, and S.1895
Congressional hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, Pensions (HELP) Committee focused on: the Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019, Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2019, and Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019. Focuses on ending surprise medical billing, creating price transparency, increasing prescription drug competition, improving public health, and improving health information exchange. Legislation would extend funding for community health centers, the National Health Service Corps, and the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program. Addresses rural throughout.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
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