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Resources by Topic: Financial aid for health careers

Access, Health, and Wealth: The Impact of the National Health Service Corps in Rural America, 1970-2000
Examines 30 years of the National Health Service Corps' (NHSC) operation and its impact on rural America. Provides a detailed breakdown of healthcare professional providers who participated in the program, and includes information on mortality rates and self-reported health status for people living in rural Health Professional Shortage Area counties that were staffed with NHSC physicians. Also provides data on the economic impact for communities with NHSC personnel for selected states.
Author(s): George Fryer, Jessica McCann, Martey Dodoo, et al.
Date: 09/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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A Targeted Look at the Rural Health Care Safety Net
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Discusses the safety net, the web of professionals and institutions that provide care to the poor and uninsured regardless of ability of pay. Also covers key safety net programs under the purview of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Its findings fall into three categories: ensuring access to hospital services, ensuring access to primary care, and maintaining an adequate workforce.
Date: 04/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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PubMed Search: Training Support for Rural Healthcare Providers
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of training support for the rural health workforce.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Bureau of Health Workforce Clinician Dashboards
Offers data tools and information on retention and distribution of participants who have completed their training or service in Bureau of Health Workforce programs from 2012-2018. Shows retention rates for National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps alumni and includes filters for various clinician, program, location, and site characteristics. Features statistics with breakdowns by percentages of clinicians currently working in Health Professional Shortage Areas or working in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Oklahoma National Health Service Corps Providers (NHSC) All Disciplines
Map of Oklahoma showing the locations of all National Health Service Corps (NHSC) dental health, mental health, and primary care providers in the state.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development
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An Employer's Guide to Workforce Programs: Health Professional Shortage Areas, Loan Repayment Programs, J-1 Visa Waivers
Overview for prospective employers wishing to recruit and retain healthcare workers in rural and underserved areas.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: 3RNET
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National Health Service Corps Fact Sheet for Dental Students, Dentists & Dental Hygienists
An overview of the NHSC loan repayment and scholarship programs for dental health professionals considering employment in a health center and participation in the NHSC.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Network for Oral Health Access
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PubMed Search: Training Support for Rural Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on topics related to financial support for the training of rural healthcare providers, including fellowships, scholarships, and loans.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Minnesota Office of Rural Health and Primary Care Funding
Lists grants, loans, and workforce programs available from the Minnesota Office of Rural Health and Primary Care and the anticipated due date for each opportunity.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment for Rural Health Professions Topic Guide
An overview of the various types of financial aid programs available to support healthcare professionals and students. Offers guidance in finding financial aid and loan repayment programs and examines the effectiveness of these programs on recruitment and retention in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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