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Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment for Rural Health Professions Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment for Rural Health Professions.

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
Location: Rural Monitor, 2014(Spring)
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Serves as clarification for NHSC sites regarding eligibility requirements and qualification factors, the application and recertification process, site roles and responsibilities, clinician recruitment, and technical assistance. This document is a supplement to the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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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 facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) seeking physicians.
Author(s): Laura Grangaard
Location: Rural Monitor, 2014(Winter)
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Improving Rural Health: State Policy Options
Discusses strategies that states have used to improve healthcare in rural communities. Covers workforce pipeline strategies, long-term care services, behavioral health, emergency medical services, wellness and prevention, rural health clinics, school-based health centers, telehealth, recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals, loan repayment programs and community health workers.
Author(s): Kristine Goodwin, Laura Tobler
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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State Repayment Programs for Health Care Education Loans
Studied state loan repayment and direct financial incentive programs for health professionals, requiring clinical service in underserved communities or practices. Analyzed types of programs by state and types and number of clinicians serving through loan repayment and financial incentive programs.
Author(s): Donald E. Pathman, Lynda Goldberg, Thomas R. Konrad, Jennifer Craft Morgan
Location: JAMA, 310(18), 1982-1984
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Celebrating 50 Years of Health Professions Education Programs: Adapting to Meet the Nation's Changing Health Care Workforce Needs, FY 2014 Brochure
Discusses Titles VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act which are health professions programs that support the training and education of healthcare providers with the aim of enhancing the supply, diversity, and distribution of the workforce, addressing provider shortages and improving access to quality care in rural and underserved areas.
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition
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Office of Rural Health Policy Rural Guide to Health Professions Funding
This guide includes information that will increase rural health care providers’ familiarity with the broad range of HRSA workforce funding. These multiple HRSA grant programs can work together to address the continuing multi-faceted rural health care delivery challenges. This guide also includes initiatives in other Federal departments.
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Flux in Loan Repayment Programs for Healthcare Professionals With States’ Budget Cuts and National Health Service Corps Budget Increases
Discusses how states’ loan repayment programs are weathering the current economic conditions and competition with the expanding federal National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.
Author(s): Donald Pathman, Lynda Goldberg, Thomas R. Konrad, Kelly Kerwin, Jennifer Craft Morgan
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Rural Community Colleges Get Creative in Raising Funds
Discusses fundraising strategies rural colleges try in order to offset their low budgets. Discusses how in rural communities, remote colleges lack close ties to large corporate benefactors or generous individual donors.
Author(s): Corey Murray
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Community Colleges
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COGME Twentieth Report: Advancing Primary Care
Makes recommendations related to the ideal number of primary care physicians, primary care physician reimbursement, financial aid programs, as well as physician education and distribution. Addresses rural and underserved areas, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and community health centers (CHCs).
Author(s): Jerry Kruse, Mark Kelley, Tom Keane, et al.
Date: 12/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education
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Specialty and Geographic Distribution of the Physician Workforce: What Influences Medical Student & Resident Choices?
Discusses important policy options and incentives by identifying factors that influence medical student and resident choices about medical specialties and location of practice. Examines student debt and the impact loan repayment and scholarship programs have on practice setting choice. Includes several references to rural practice.
Date: 03/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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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, Larry Green, Thomas Miyoshi, Robert Phillips
Date: 09/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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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: National Library of Medicine
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HRSA Loans & Scholarships
Provides information on HRSA health professions loan repayment, scholarship and loan programs, which help to encourage and enable clinicians to work in underserved areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Loan Repayment/Forgiveness Scholarship Programs
Provides detailed information about State and Federal repayment programs, and loan and scholarship programs available to medical and other health professions students.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges
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State Primary Care Offices Directory
Primary Care Offices (PCOs) represent the needs of the underserved populations and the providers who serve them. These offices can provide designation application help and State shortage information as well as information on the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program, loan repayment programs, and recruitment and retention.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Health Workforce
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State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
Lists states that receive matching funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to operate their own loan repayment programs for primary care health professionals providing services in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Last Updated: 8/6/2015