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Resources by Topic: Financial aid for health career education

HRSA Grants and Funding Opportunities for Rural Health
A webinar recording that provides an overview of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) programs for rural and underserved communities, such as Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) programs, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), the State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP), the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), and more. Includes resources for related data and information.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Date: 05/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Health Resources and Services Administration, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Service-Obligated Providers in New York State
Research brief profiling the health professionals fulfilling service obligations in New York State through federal or state provider incentive programs as of March 2022. Discusses Health Professional Shortage Area placements and J-1 visa waivers. Features statistics including the number and per capita rate of service-obligated providers by region of practice and a list of New York State counties with breakdowns by urban or rural status.
Additional links: Overview: Service-Obligated Providers in New York State
Author(s): Robert Martiniano, Alexandra Romero, Jean Moore
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Midwives: Information on Births, Workforce, and Midwifery Education
Presents data on midwife-attended births, the midwifery workforce, and challenges to obtaining midwifery care. Discusses midwifery education programs, the number of students in these programs, midwifery educational challenges, and available federal financial support through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS). Describes challenges to measuring the quality of maternal healthcare, including midwifery care.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Examining Existing Federal Programs to Build a Stronger Health Workforce and Improve Primary Care
Recording of an April 2023 U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on federal government programs and legislation related to supporting the healthcare workforce and improving primary care. Features testimony from Carole Johnson, the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Includes discussions on the rural health workforce throughout.
Additional links: Carole Johnson, Health Resources and Services Administration - Testimony
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: House Committee on Energy and Commerce
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Strengthening Mental Health Care in Southwest Virginia
Policy brief exploring mental health access in Southwest Virginia and the benefits of integrated primary care. Includes a section on rural care accessibility and provides insights on how to strengthen the mental health care system.
Author(s): Sety Abooali
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia State Office of Rural Health
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2021 Indiana Physician Workforce Brief
Information on demographics, education and practice characteristics, and distribution of Indiana physicians, based on self-reported data. Includes county-level maps showing geographic distribution of Indiana primary care physicians and psychiatrists, with shadings indicating counties that are Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Mental Health HPSAs.
Author(s): Courtney Medlock, Reno Jamison, Hannah L. Maxey
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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West Virginia State Office of Rural Health: Annual Report 2023
Offers information about activities of the West Virginia State Office of Rural Health during fiscal year 2022-2023. Features statistics on federal and state funding allocations in 2023 and J-1 visa applications from 2018-2023, and includes county-level maps showing health professional placements and J-1 placements, with breakdowns by rural and nonrural counties.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
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National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) Meeting Minutes, December 7-8, 2022
Summarizes the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) meeting held on December 7-8, 2022. Includes updates from the Bureau of Health Workforce, presentations on nurse workforce education, and presentations on nursing student Nurse Corps scholarship programs, among other things.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice
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National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC) Meeting Minutes, November 15-16, 2022
Minutes from the November 15-16, 2022 meeting, including presentations on collaborative care, shortage designation policy, HRSA's geriatrics programs, family caregivers, effects of COVID-19, and National Health Service Corps updates.
Additional links: Agenda, Caring for the Care Collaborator: Building and Sustaining the Competent Team, Health Resources and Services Administration's Geriatrics Programs, Leading In Challenging Times… Creating the Future We Want and Our Communities and Patients Need, Policy Updates, Preparing Clinicians to "R.A.I.S.E." Family Caregivers
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps
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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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