|[February 03, 2014]
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program Now Accepting Applications from Primary Care Providers Nationwide
ROCKVILLE, Md. --(Business Wire)--
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program is now
accepting applications through March 20, 2014. The NHSC Loan Repayment
Program provides loan repayment assistance to licensed primary care
medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers in exchange
for providing health care in urban, rural, or frontier communities with
limited access to care.
Dr. Firoza Faruqui Pediatrician NHSC Member, Loan Repayment Program (Photo: NHSC)
Award amounts may vary according to areas in greatest need as ranked by
their corresponding Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) scores.
Awardees in a practice area with a HPSA score of 14 and above will
receive up to $50,000 in exchange for two-years of service. Similarly,
awardees in a practice area with a HPSA score of 13 and below will
receive up to $30,000.
To locate NHSC approved sites with eligible HPSAs, please visit: http://nhscjobs.hrsa.gov/external/search/index.seam
With historic investments from the Affordable Care Act and the Recovery
Act, the NHSC has supported nearly 14,000 health care providers between
2009 and 2013. In 2013 aone, NHSC made more than 4,500 loan repayment
and scholarship awards to clinicians and students.
For more information on the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, please visit www.nhsc.hrsa.gov.
About the NHSC
Established in 1970, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) helps
underserved communities across the nation receive critically needed
primary medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health care. Through
the Corps, primary care clinicians receive scholarships and loan
repayment in return for committing to practice in areas of the country
that have too few health care professionals to serve the people who live
With more than 80 percent of NHSC providers continuing to serve in
high-need areas after they fulfill their service commitment, the
Affordable Care Act investment in the National Health Service Corps
helps ensure underserved communities have access to quality health care
both today and in the future.
To view the mobile-friendly, self-contained unit called a Content
Capsule™ for more information about National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
and to access videos, articles and social media tools to share the
resource, click here http://www.contentcapsule.com/admin/capsule/f5503593-5e7f-453a-b962-03fb32627d23.
The Health Resources and Services Administration is part of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. HRSA is the primary
federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services
for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.
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