Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Up to 20 rural public and nonprofit entities forming a consortium of three or more organizations will be awarded total funding of $2 million to assist in the planning and development of an integrated health care network at the local level.  By emphasizing the role of networks, the program creates a platform for medical care providers, social service providers, and community organizations to coalesce key elements of a rural health care delivery system for the purpose of improving local capacity and coordination of care.  Previous Network Planning grantees have focused on behavioral health, care coordination, infrastructure, health information technology, and health education.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sara Afayee: SAfayee@hrsa.gov.

Apply Before February 23, 2018

Up Close and Personal with NHSC & NURSE Corps Providers

Get to know just a few of the thousands of health care professionals improving the health and well-being of their communities

Our new Member Stories Video Page makes it easy to find people just like you who are building an exciting career and providing health care to patients all across America.

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Wondering How NHSC Awards are Determined?

Check out this short video that describes the factors that go into determining awards for NHSC Loan Repayment, Scholarship and Students to Service programs.

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Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative (ECI)

Award: Awards between $300,000 and $350,000 per year for up to three years.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants that can apply for this funding opportunity are listed below:

  • State, county, city, township and special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Private, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments and organizations including Tribal Epidemiology Centers
  • Public Housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Nonprofits with or without a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • For profit organizations, including small business

Deadline: Applications are due August 1, 2017

To learn more visit: http://saeandassociates.com/current-rfps/#omh-empowered-communities-eci

Get Help with Your Faculty Loan Repayment Program Application

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Faculty Loan Repayment Program
Technical Assistance Conference Call
Thursday, June 15
2:00 – 4:00 PM ET

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program supports health professions educators who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and who are serving a vital role in preparing the next generation of the health workforce. Join us for this conference call to learn more about the program.

Please use the call-in information below to participate in the conference call.

Prospective applicants should know:

  • The Faculty Loan Repayment Program will provide a lump sum, up to a maximum of $40,000, for a two year service commitment.
  • The Program requires a funding match from the applicant’s health professions school, which helps program participants further reduce their educational debt.
  • Previous Faculty Loan Repayment Program participants who have completed their service commitment and still have additional qualifying loans may re-apply for another two-year contract in exchange for additional years of service.

Remember the deadline to submit your application is Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 PM ET. 

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Application and Program Guidance (PDF – 400 KB)

Faculty Loan Repayment Fact Sheet (PDF – 240 KB)

West Virginia Rural Health Association Awards – NOMINATION FORM

The West Virginia Rural Health Association celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and organizations in the field of rural health, through the presentation of the West Virginia Rural Health Awards each year.

Nominations are accepted in 3 categories:

  • WV Rural Health Association Award for Excellence in Rural Health
  • Outstanding Rural Health Provider of the Year
  • Outstanding Rural Health Student of the Year

For more information about the awards, visit wvrha.org/west-virginia-rural-health-awards/

When you’re ready, submit your worthy nominee below! And good luck!

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$1,000 Award to Recognize West Virginia’s Outstanding Rural Health Student

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Do you know someone that deserves recognition for their outstanding effort to improve rural health in West Virginia?

The West Virginia Rural Health Association (WVRHA) celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and organizations in the field of rural health each year.

Among the honors, the WVRHA will be awarding $1,000 to one outstanding rural health student in West Virginia.

Recipients are chosen through a nomination process and will be awarded at the West Virginia Rural Health Conference Annual Awards Luncheon on October 12 at Canaan Valley Resort.

These awards are granted to individuals or organizations deserving of recognition for their rural health efforts in West Virginia. In addition, the awards may be granted to an individual in a non-health related position, who has carried out exemplary work in promoting health in rural areas; i.e., a physical education teacher who has adopted a unique approach to addressing physical inactivity within their classroom; a minister or faith-based person leading a healthy lifestyle program with a rural congregation; or a private entrepreneur who developed a unique software/app to impact healthy behaviors.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, August 28. Click here for the nomination form. 

 

WV Rural Health Association Award for Excellence in Rural Health

This award is given to an individual or organization in recognition of exceptionally meritorious contributions to the improvement of health to the people in rural West Virginia. It honors creative work of particular effectiveness in applying knowledge or innovative organizational work to the betterment of community health. Individuals/organizations nominated for the award will have made significant and well recognized contributions to the improvement of rural health in West Virginia.

 

Outstanding Rural Health Provider of the Year

This award recognizes a direct service provider who has exhibited outstanding leadership in the improvement of health care services to the rural areas of West Virginia. The nominees can include, but are not limited to, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives.

 

Outstanding Rural Health Student of the Year

This award recognizes extraordinary student initiated and performed activity demonstrated within the field of rural health. The nominee will have significant accomplishments in rural health. Efforts may include clinical, infrastructure development, research, promotional or volunteer activities. The WV Rural Health Association will provide a $1,000 cash award to the outstanding rural health student of the year.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, August 28. Click here for the nomination form.