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W gary hlady md ms regional supervisor bureau of clinician recruitment service

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)Federal Scholarship and Loan Repayment Opportunities for Health Professionals

W. Gary Hlady, MD, MS

Regional Supervisor

Bureau of Clinician Recruitment & Service

Health Resources & Services Administration

US Department of Health and Human Services

[email protected]

Advisory Board Meeting

Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

November 23, 2010


Hrsa update

HRSA Update

  • Scholarship programs

  • Loan repayment programs

  • SEARCH

  • Contact information


W gary hlady md ms regional supervisor bureau of clinician recruitment service

NHSC Scholarship Program

  • Scholarships to students who commit to practicing primary care in HPSAs of greatest need (HPSA score >17*)

  • Period of service is 2-4 years based on number of years of scholarship support

    * HPSA threshold re-calculated annually, beginning July 1


W gary hlady md ms regional supervisor bureau of clinician recruitment service

NHSC Scholarship Program

Available Scholars

  • Certified Nurse Midwives

  • Dentists

  • Family Nurse Practitioners

  • Physician Assistants

  • Psychiatrists

  • Primary Care Physicians (FP, IM, PEDS, & OB/GYN)


W gary hlady md ms regional supervisor bureau of clinician recruitment service

NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

Repayment of educational loans for full-time primary care clinicians

Two-year service commitment with options for additional years

Maximum repayment during the required initial two-year contract is $60,000 (tax-free)

Site/vacancy must be approved and clinician must also make a separate application to the NHSC


Nhsc loan repayment program lrp eligible disciplines

Primary Care Physicians (FP, IM, gerontology, PED, & OB/GYN)

Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

Physician Assistants

Certified Nurse Midwives

Dentists

Dental Hygienists

Psychiatrists

Health Service Psychologists

Clinical Social Workers

Licensed Professional Counselors

Marriage and Family Therapists

Psychiatric Nurse Specialists

NHSC Loan Repayment Program(LRP) Eligible Disciplines


Lrp option for half time service 20 to 39 hours each week at least 45 weeks each year

LRP Option for Half-Time Service (20 to 39 hours each week, at least 45 weeks each year)

  • Four year service commitment for $60,000 or 2-year commitment for $30,000

  • Potential for additional years of support with 1- or 2-year continuation contracts

  • May convert from full-time to half-time at any point after first 90 days

  • Same eligible disciplines as full-time Loan Repayment Program

  • For more information and to sign-up for notification: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/


Nhsc site eligibility types of practice setting

NHSC Site EligibilityTypes of Practice Setting

  • Public or private entity

  • Community Health Centers

  • Rural Health Clinics

  • Private practices

  • Indian Health Service (federal/tribal)

  • Prisons – State and Federal

  • Community Mental Health Centers

  • Does not have to be non-profit


W gary hlady md ms regional supervisor bureau of clinician recruitment service

NHSC Site Eligibility

Site Agreements with NHSC Clinicians

  • When hiring NHSC clinicians, sites agree:

    • Full-time clinical practice*

    • No reduction in salary because of NHSC

    • Communicate changes in employment

    • Only allow practice at approved site(s)

    • Make available personnel/practice records

    • Not restrict communication between clinician and NHSC

* At least 32 hours per week in direct patient care. No more than 8 hours administration.

No more than 12 hours per day. No more than 35 days a year off for any reason.


Arra funded initiatives for the nhsc loan repayment program lrp

ARRA-funded initiatives for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

  • Lowered HPSA threshold for site eligibility

  • Increased LRP award limits per site


Hrsa nursing education loan repayment program nelrp

HRSA Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program(NELRP)

  • Repayment* of educational loans for full-time licensed nurses (diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate)employed at non-profit health care facilities

  • Two-year initial service commitment

  • Maximum repayment during the initial two-year contract is 60 percent of the total qualifying nursing education loan balance

  • For an optional third year of service, participants may receive 25 percent of their original total qualifying nursing education loan balance

* taxable


Hrsa nelrp eligible sites

HRSA NELRPEligible Sites

  • There is no list of eligible sites

  • The following non-profit facilities are eligible:

    • Hospitals

    • Federally Qualified Health Centers and Look-Alikes

    • Indian Health Service Health Centers

    • Native Hawaiian Health Centers

    • Rural Health Clinics

    • Nursing Homes

    • State or Local Public Health or Human Services Department

    • Hospice Programs

    • Home Health Agencies

    • Skilled Nursing Facilities

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers


Hrsa nelrp funding preferences

HRSA NELRPFunding Preferences

  • Applicants whose total qualifying educational loans are >40 percent of their base annual salary

  • Applicants who work at:

    • Disproportionate Share Hospital

    • Critical Access Hospital

    • Federally Qualified Health Center or Look-Alike

    • Indian Health Service Health Center

    • Native Hawaiian Health Center

    • Rural Health Clinic

    • Nursing Home

    • State or Local Public Health or Human Services Department

  • For more information on the NELRP: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing/


Hrsa nursing scholarship program nsp

HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP)

  • For full-time students in baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma nursing programs

  • The Nursing Scholarship Program pays:

    • tuition

    • required fees

    • other reasonable costs, including required books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, etc.

    • monthly stipend ($1,269 for the 2009-2010 school year)

  • Period of service is 2-4 years based on number of years of scholarship support

  • Participants may satisfy their service obligations on either a full-time or part-time basis

  • Preference to applicants with the greatest financial need


Hrsa nsp eligible sites

HRSA NSPEligible Sites

  • Health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses, including: 

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

    • Federally Qualified Health Centers and Look-Alikes

    • Home Health Agencies

    • Hospice Programs

    • Hospitals (including outpatient services)

    • Indian Health Service Health Centers

    • Native Hawaiian Health Centers

    • Nursing Homes

    • Rural Health Clinics

    • Skilled Nursing Facilities

    • State or local Public Health Departments, including Public Health Clinics within the  Departments


Faculty loan repayment program

Faculty Loan Repayment Program

  • for faculty from disadvantaged backgrounds

  • up to $40,000 for repayment of student loans

  • minimum two-year commitment for full-time or part-time faculty

    • Allopathic Medicine

    • Osteopathic Medicine

    • Podiatric Medicine

    • Veterinary Medicine

    • Dentistry

    • Pharmacy

    • Nursing

    • Allied Health

    • Public Health

    • graduate programs in behavioral and mental health


Fy 2010 award estimates

FY 2010 Award Estimates


Health care reform nhsc

Health Care Reform – NHSC

Reauthorization of NHSC Programs through 2015

Increases maximum loan repayment amount from up to $35,000 to $50,000

Half-Time Loan Repayment; 2 & 4 year contracts

Community Health Centers and NHSC Funds

FY 2011:$290,000,000

FY 2012:$295,000,000 – Increases by $5 million each year going forward through FY 2015

Teaching as Clinical Practice – up to 20% credit of obligated service

Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Program – up to 50% credit of obligated service

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Student resident experiences and rotations in community health search

Student/Resident Experiences and Rotations in Community Health (SEARCH)

  • HRSA-funded state-based program (State Primary Care Offices, Primary Care Associations, Offices of Rural Health, Area Health Education Centers and others)

  • students and residents serve clinical rotations in underserved communities

  • typically includes clinical practice and a community service project

  • includes stipend


W gary hlady md ms regional supervisor bureau of clinician recruitment service

Contact Information

  • NHSC Scholarship and Loan Repayment

    • Toll-free helpline: (800) 221-9393

    • Website: http://www.nhsc.hrsa.gov

  • HRSA Nursing Scholarship

    • Website: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/scholarship/

  • HRSA Nursing Education Loan Repayment

    • Website: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing/

  • Faculty Loan Repayment Program

    • Website: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/faculty/

  • SEARCH

    • Website: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/search/

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