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Resources by Topic: Scholarships 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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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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Illinois Center for Rural Health Annual Report for 2018
Report highlights the contributions made by the Illinois Department of Public Health in the form of grants and scholarships to support healthcare professionals and programs in Illinois. Compares the total grant funding to rural versus urban areas.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Center for Rural Health
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Oregon NHSC Loan Repayment and Scholarship Recipients by City
Shows a map of Oregon displaying the location and the number of National Health Service Corps (NHSC) loan repayment and scholarship recipients by city and county.
Date: 10/2015
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Mississippi Scholarship Program Helps Create More Rural Physicians
The Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program is addressing the state's health care crisis by providing incentives for medical students to practice in rural areas.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Programs for Loan Repayment and Forgiveness: A List for Rural Providers
Provides a list of loan repayment and forgiveness programs for rural healthcare facilities that are located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and seeking physicians.
Author(s): Laura Grangaard
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Growth and Changes in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Workforce with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Studied how additional supplemental funding to the National Health Service Corps through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was focused on granting more loan repayment awards to clinicians who agreed to work in underserved areas, affected the NHSC's workforce. States that proportions of the NHSC's workforce serving in rural areas changed only modestly.
Author(s): Donald E. Pathman, Thomas R. Konrad
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 25(5), 723-733
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
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Office of Rural Health Policy Rural Guide to Health Professions Funding
Includes information to increase rural healthcare providers' familiarity with the broad range of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) workforce funding. Describes multiple HRSA grant programs and how they can work together to address the continuing multi-faceted rural healthcare delivery challenges. Covers grant initiatives in other federal departments.
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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