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The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) <br />builds healthy communities by supporting qualified health care providers de...
A network of 9,000 primary health care professionals and 12,000 sites*<br />	                 *As of August 2011<br />
The NHSC provides financial support to providers in exchange for working at NHSC-approved sites.<br />Students to service<...
NHSC sites<br /><ul><li>Apply to join the NHSC network of approved sites
Are located in communities that have limited access to health care
Allow NHSC providers to fulfill their service commitments</li></li></ul><li>Bureau of clinicianrecruitment and service<br ...
Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program<br />NHHSP<br />National Health Service Corps<br />ScholarshipProgram<br />Nurs...
History of the Corps<br />
The NHSC was created in response to the health care crisis that emerged in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s when r...
1970s<br />1980s<br />1990s<br />2000s<br /><ul><li>Early 1990s — Only 1,000 providers serve
Mental health disciplines added to LRP
Over 2,500 providers in service by end of decade
Recovery Act and Health Care Reform —increased funding
Unprecedented growth in field strength
Number of NHSC members projected to double from 2008 to 2011
NHSC created
First scholarships
Grew from 181 providers to over 1,800
Budget 10 times larger by end of decade
Loan Repayment Program (LRP) launched
Predicted physician surplus—budget reduced
Field strength at 1,500 by 1989</li></li></ul><li>NHSC Today<br />
25%<br />29%<br />Physician<br />Mental Health<br />Nurse Midwife • 2%<br />Nurse Practitioner<br />2% • Dental Hygienist<...
Fast facts<br /><ul><li>NHSC members are currently providing care to more than 9 million people in the United States
Networking and other educational resources are available to support NHSC providers during their service
By October 2011, it is projected that more than 9,000 providers will be caring for more than 9 million people, more than d...
	An opportunity to pay off student loans while providing care to communities in need<br />
Offers both full-time and part-time options<br />
“At the end of the day when I leave the office, I get a sense of satisfaction that I have made a difference in the lives o...
Up to<br />Up to<br />$60,000<br />$170,000<br />2 yearS<br />5 yearS<br />The full-time program offers up to $60,000 in t...
Providers receive loan repayment in addition to a competitive salary from their employers: NHSC-approved sites<br />1<br /...
Loan Repayment Award<br />
Additional Benefits<br /><ul><li>A portion of service obligation can be fulfilled by teaching
Face-to-face and virtual networking opportunities provide support from other providers and community resources
Educational support including access to free CEU courses
Rewarding patient relationships</li></li></ul><li>An opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself<br />
Eligibility<br /><ul><li>U.S. citizen or national
Currently work, or applying to work, at an NHSC-approved site
Have unpaid government or commercial loans for school tuition, reasonable educational expenses, and reasonable living expe...
Licensed to practice in state where employer site is located</li></li></ul><li>Must be licensed in one of the following<br...
Physician (MD or DO) <br />Nurse practitioner (primary care) <br />Certified nurse-midwife <br />Physician assistant<br />
Dentist (general or pediatric)<br />Dental hygienist<br />
Psychiatrist <br />Psychologist (health service) <br />Licensed clinical social worker <br />Psychiatric nurse specialist ...
How to apply?<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />Find a job at an NHSC-approved site or find out if your current job is at an NHSC-...
Learn more at<br />NHSC.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment<br />
ScholarshipProgram<br />(SP)<br />
The scholarship* includes:<br />Students pursuing careers in primary care can receive a scholarship now and serve later.<b...
Some other tax-free educational costs (books, etc.)
A monthly living stipend (taxable)</li></ul>*available for up to 4 years<br />
“We bring health care to people who otherwise wouldn’t have access. That’s what inspired me. It’s filling a void. It’s fil...
YEARS OF<br />YEARS OF<br />=<br />SUPPORT<br />SERVICE<br />	Scholars commit to serve in the Corps upon completion of the...
Scholars choose where they will serve from a list of close to12,000 NHSC-approved sites in high-need areas, both rural and...
Additional Benefits<br /><ul><li>A portion of service obligation can be fulfilled by teaching
Face-to-face and virtual networking opportunities provide support from other providers and community resources
Educational support including access to free CEU courses once in service
Rewarding patient relationships</li></li></ul><li>	An opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself<br />
<ul><li>U.S. citizen or national
Full-time student at an accredited school, pursuing a degree in:
Medicine (DO or MD)
Dentistry
Nurse practitioner
Certified nurse-midwife
Physician assistant</li></ul>Eligibility<br />
How to apply<br />1<br />2<br />Review the Application and Program Guidance<br />Apply online at NHSC.hrsa.gov<br />
Learn more at<br />NHSC.hrsa.gov/scholarship<br />
Students to Service Loan Repayment Program<br />(S2S LRP Pilot)<br />
Up to<br />Up to<br />$120,000<br />$120,000<br />3 yearS<br />Full-Time Service<br />6 yearS<br />Part-time service<br />...
Eligibility<br /><ul><li>U.S. citizen or national
Full-time student in the last year at an accredited school, pursuing a degree in Medicine (MD or DO)
Planning to complete an accredited primary medical care residency in an NHSC-approved specialty (Internal Medicine, Family...
Have unpaid government or commercial loans for school tuition, reasonable educational expenses, and reasonable living expe...
Display characteristics that indicate a higher likelihood of continuing to serve in an underserved area once their service...
Learn more at<br />NHSC.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/studentstoservice.htm<br />
Two programs provide students the opportunity to gain experience working in communities with limited access to health care...
SEARCH<br />
SEARCH<br />	Students apply to serve on a SEARCH rotation at any of the 28 programs<br />	States with SEARCH Program<br />
SEARCH<br />All NHSC disciplines are eligible<br />Many programs provide small stipends or work with school rotation requi...
SEARCH<br />Learn more at<br />NHSC.hrsa.gov/search<br />
Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC)<br />
Pilot<br />Partnership with the National AHEC Organization and NHSC that leverages a program of the Connecticut AHEC Netwo...
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NHSC 101 power point deck as of 9 16-2011

  1. 1.
  2. 2. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) <br />builds healthy communities by supporting qualified health care providers dedicated to working in areas of the United States with limited access to care.<br />
  3. 3. A network of 9,000 primary health care professionals and 12,000 sites*<br /> *As of August 2011<br />
  4. 4. The NHSC provides financial support to providers in exchange for working at NHSC-approved sites.<br />Students to service<br />Loan<br />Scholarship<br />Repayment<br />Loan <br />Repayment<br />Program<br />Program<br />Program<br />(Pilot)<br />
  5. 5. NHSC sites<br /><ul><li>Apply to join the NHSC network of approved sites
  6. 6. Are located in communities that have limited access to health care
  7. 7. Allow NHSC providers to fulfill their service commitments</li></li></ul><li>Bureau of clinicianrecruitment and service<br />The NHSC falls within HRSA’s Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS)<br />BCRS coordinates the recruitment and retention of health professionals to work in medically underserved communities<br />Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)<br />Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)<br />Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS)<br />
  8. 8. Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program<br />NHHSP<br />National Health Service Corps<br />ScholarshipProgram<br />Nursing Scholarship Program<br />NHSC<br />sP<br />NSP<br />NHSC<br />SLRP<br />Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program<br />National Health Service Corps<br />Loan repayment Program<br />BCRS<br />NHSC<br />lrP<br />NHSC<br />S2S<br />NELRP<br />National Health Service Corps<br />Students to service loan repayment program (pilot)<br />Faculty Loan Repayment Program<br />FLRP<br />State Loan Repayment Program<br />
  9. 9. History of the Corps<br />
  10. 10. The NHSC was created in response to the health care crisis that emerged in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s when retiring physicians left many areas of the country without medical services.<br />
  11. 11. 1970s<br />1980s<br />1990s<br />2000s<br /><ul><li>Early 1990s — Only 1,000 providers serve
  12. 12. Mental health disciplines added to LRP
  13. 13. Over 2,500 providers in service by end of decade
  14. 14. Recovery Act and Health Care Reform —increased funding
  15. 15. Unprecedented growth in field strength
  16. 16. Number of NHSC members projected to double from 2008 to 2011
  17. 17. NHSC created
  18. 18. First scholarships
  19. 19. Grew from 181 providers to over 1,800
  20. 20. Budget 10 times larger by end of decade
  21. 21. Loan Repayment Program (LRP) launched
  22. 22. Predicted physician surplus—budget reduced
  23. 23. Field strength at 1,500 by 1989</li></li></ul><li>NHSC Today<br />
  24. 24. 25%<br />29%<br />Physician<br />Mental Health<br />Nurse Midwife • 2%<br />Nurse Practitioner<br />2% • Dental Hygienist<br />Dentist<br />14%<br />16%<br />12%<br />Physician Assistant<br />More than 9,000 NHSC primary care providers are working in communities with limited access to health care nationwide.<br />
  25. 25. Fast facts<br /><ul><li>NHSC members are currently providing care to more than 9 million people in the United States
  26. 26. Networking and other educational resources are available to support NHSC providers during their service
  27. 27. By October 2011, it is projected that more than 9,000 providers will be caring for more than 9 million people, more than doubling providers in service since 2008</li></li></ul><li>Loan Repayment Program<br />(LRP)<br />
  28. 28. An opportunity to pay off student loans while providing care to communities in need<br />
  29. 29. Offers both full-time and part-time options<br />
  30. 30. “At the end of the day when I leave the office, I get a sense of satisfaction that I have made a difference in the lives of my patients.”<br />~ Patrick Antoine, NHSC member<br />
  31. 31. Up to<br />Up to<br />$60,000<br />$170,000<br />2 yearS<br />5 yearS<br />The full-time program offers up to $60,000 in tax-free loan repayment for 2 years of service, and up to $170,000 for a 5-year service commitment.<br />With continued service beyond 5 years, health care providers may be able to pay off all their student loans.<br />
  32. 32. Providers receive loan repayment in addition to a competitive salary from their employers: NHSC-approved sites<br />1<br />2<br />Apply to the NHSC for loan repayment<br />Providers find a job at an NHSC-approved site<br />Then<br />
  33. 33. Loan Repayment Award<br />
  34. 34. Additional Benefits<br /><ul><li>A portion of service obligation can be fulfilled by teaching
  35. 35. Face-to-face and virtual networking opportunities provide support from other providers and community resources
  36. 36. Educational support including access to free CEU courses
  37. 37. Rewarding patient relationships</li></li></ul><li>An opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself<br />
  38. 38. Eligibility<br /><ul><li>U.S. citizen or national
  39. 39. Currently work, or applying to work, at an NHSC-approved site
  40. 40. Have unpaid government or commercial loans for school tuition, reasonable educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses, segregated from all other debts
  41. 41. Licensed to practice in state where employer site is located</li></li></ul><li>Must be licensed in one of the following<br />Eligible <br />disciplines<br />
  42. 42. Physician (MD or DO) <br />Nurse practitioner (primary care) <br />Certified nurse-midwife <br />Physician assistant<br />
  43. 43. Dentist (general or pediatric)<br />Dental hygienist<br />
  44. 44. Psychiatrist <br />Psychologist (health service) <br />Licensed clinical social worker <br />Psychiatric nurse specialist <br />Marriage and family therapist <br />Licensed professional counselor<br />
  45. 45. How to apply?<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />Find a job at an NHSC-approved site or find out if your current job is at an NHSC-approved site <br />Apply online at NHSC.hrsa.gov<br />Review the Application and Program Guidance<br />nhscjobs.hrsa.gov/Search_HPOL.aspx<br />
  46. 46. Learn more at<br />NHSC.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment<br />
  47. 47. ScholarshipProgram<br />(SP)<br />
  48. 48. The scholarship* includes:<br />Students pursuing careers in primary care can receive a scholarship now and serve later.<br /><ul><li>Payment of tuition and required fees (tax-free)
  49. 49. Some other tax-free educational costs (books, etc.)
  50. 50. A monthly living stipend (taxable)</li></ul>*available for up to 4 years<br />
  51. 51. “We bring health care to people who otherwise wouldn’t have access. That’s what inspired me. It’s filling a void. It’s filling a need that is very much there.”<br />~ Kristen Frank, NHSC Scholar<br />
  52. 52. YEARS OF<br />YEARS OF<br />=<br />SUPPORT<br />SERVICE<br /> Scholars commit to serve in the Corps upon completion of their training — one year for each year of support (at least 2 years).<br />
  53. 53. Scholars choose where they will serve from a list of close to12,000 NHSC-approved sites in high-need areas, both rural and urban.<br />
  54. 54. Additional Benefits<br /><ul><li>A portion of service obligation can be fulfilled by teaching
  55. 55. Face-to-face and virtual networking opportunities provide support from other providers and community resources
  56. 56. Educational support including access to free CEU courses once in service
  57. 57. Rewarding patient relationships</li></li></ul><li> An opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself<br />
  58. 58. <ul><li>U.S. citizen or national
  59. 59. Full-time student at an accredited school, pursuing a degree in:
  60. 60. Medicine (DO or MD)
  61. 61. Dentistry
  62. 62. Nurse practitioner
  63. 63. Certified nurse-midwife
  64. 64. Physician assistant</li></ul>Eligibility<br />
  65. 65. How to apply<br />1<br />2<br />Review the Application and Program Guidance<br />Apply online at NHSC.hrsa.gov<br />
  66. 66. Learn more at<br />NHSC.hrsa.gov/scholarship<br />
  67. 67. Students to Service Loan Repayment Program<br />(S2S LRP Pilot)<br />
  68. 68. Up to<br />Up to<br />$120,000<br />$120,000<br />3 yearS<br />Full-Time Service<br />6 yearS<br />Part-time service<br />The NHSC offers up to $120,000 in tax-free loan repayment for 3 years of full-time or 6 years of half-time service.<br />With continued service, eligible providers may be able to pay off all their student loans.<br />
  69. 69. Eligibility<br /><ul><li>U.S. citizen or national
  70. 70. Full-time student in the last year at an accredited school, pursuing a degree in Medicine (MD or DO)
  71. 71. Planning to complete an accredited primary medical care residency in an NHSC-approved specialty (Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, and Geriatrics)
  72. 72. Have unpaid government or commercial loans for school tuition, reasonable educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses, segregated from all other debts </li></li></ul><li>awards<br />100 awards planned<br />The NHSC will give funding preference to applicants who: <br /><ul><li>Come from a disadvantaged background
  73. 73. Display characteristics that indicate a higher likelihood of continuing to serve in an underserved area once their service commitment is complete</li></li></ul><li>How to apply<br />1<br />2<br />Apply online at NHSC.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/studentstoservice.htm<br />Review the Application and Program Guidance<br />
  74. 74. Learn more at<br />NHSC.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/studentstoservice.htm<br />
  75. 75. Two programs provide students the opportunity to gain experience working in communities with limited access to health care. <br />SEARCH<br />CHSC<br />Student/Resident Experiences and Rotations in Community Health<br />Opportunities for students and residents to experience clinical rotations on multidisciplinary health care teams<br />Collegiate Health Service Corps<br />Exposes undergraduates to health careers through service learning experiences<br />
  76. 76. SEARCH<br />
  77. 77. SEARCH<br /> Students apply to serve on a SEARCH rotation at any of the 28 programs<br /> States with SEARCH Program<br />
  78. 78. SEARCH<br />All NHSC disciplines are eligible<br />Many programs provide small stipends or work with school rotation requirements<br />Students receive career development support from supervisors and preceptors<br />
  79. 79. SEARCH<br />Learn more at<br />NHSC.hrsa.gov/search<br />
  80. 80. Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC)<br />
  81. 81. Pilot<br />Partnership with the National AHEC Organization and NHSC that leverages a program of the Connecticut AHEC Network<br />Pilot Sites: NY, FL, TN, LA, UT<br />Three-semester, service-based learning opportunity in medically underserved communities for undergraduate students<br />
  82. 82. Pilot<br />Program includes:<br /><ul><li>75 hours of service learning at an NHSC site
  83. 83. Interactive workshops
  84. 84. CPR and First-Aid Certification</li></li></ul><li>NHSCSites<br />
  85. 85. Health care practice sites apply to the NHSC to participate in the NHSC loan repayment and scholarship programs.<br />
  86. 86. NHSC-approved sites enable NHSC providers to fulfill their service obligations.<br />
  87. 87. “The NHSC clinicians working here are some of the most committed, dedicated, mission-driven people I have ever worked with in my life.”<br />~ Larry Gottlieb, NHSC-approved Site Administrator<br />
  88. 88. Post clinical vacancies on the NHSC online national recruitment database<br />Recruit providers and residents dedicated to working where they are needed most<br />Network with other NHSC-approved sites<br />Benefits<br />Develop linkages with academic institutions and other organizations<br />Receive community and site development assistance<br />Establish an integrated system of care that includes the uninsured and underinsured<br />
  89. 89. Eligible Types of Sites<br /><ul><li>Federally qualified health center (FQHC)
  90. 90. Federally qualified heatlh center look-alike
  91. 91. Certified rural health clinic
  92. 92. Hospital-affiliated primary care out-patient clinic
  93. 93. Indian Health Service, Tribal Clinic, and Urban Indian Health Clinic (ITU)
  94. 94. State of Federal Correctional Facility
  95. 95. Private Practice (Solo/Group)
  96. 96. Other Health Facility</li></li></ul><li>Eligibility<br /><ul><li>Site must be
  97. 97. Located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
  98. 98. A geographic area, population group, or health care facility that has been designated by HRSA as having a shortage of health professionals
  99. 99. See all patients regardless of ability to pay
  100. 100. Provide services on a discount fee schedule</li></li></ul><li>Eligibility<br /><ul><li>Site must
  101. 101. Accept patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program
  102. 102. Not discriminate in the provision of services
  103. 103. Document sound fiscal management
  104. 104. Have capacity to maintain a competitive salary, benefits, and malpractice coverage package for providers</li></li></ul><li>How to apply<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />Complete and submit the Site Application<br />Complete and submit the Site Profile Form<br />Contact the appropriate State Primary Care Office<br />
  105. 105. Learn more at<br />NHSC.hrsa.gov/communities<br />
  106. 106. State Loan Repayment Program<br />(SLRP)<br />
  107. 107. BCRS provides matching funds to more than 30 states to operate their own loan repayment programs for primary care providers.<br />
  108. 108. <ul><li>SLRP and NHSC LRP complement each other in reaching the goal of improving access to health care in underserved communities
  109. 109. SLRP varies state to state and also as compared to the NHSC in:
  110. 110. Approved disciplines
  111. 111. Length of service commitment
  112. 112. Amount of contract offered
  113. 113. Ability to utilize alternative funding sources</li></li></ul><li>Learn more at<br />NHSC.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/state.htm<br />
  114. 114. Life in the Corps<br />
  115. 115. Support network<br />BCRS Staff<br />Headquarters staff • Regional office staff<br />NHSC Providers<br />Community<br />Primary Care Office • Primary Care Association • Area Health Education Centers • State Offices of Rural Health • Ambassadors<br />Resources<br />Customer Service Portal • Call Center • NHSC Web site • PrimaryCareForAll.org<br />
  116. 116. Staff Support<br /><ul><li>Dedicated staff located in the Washington, DC, area support the needs of Corps members
  117. 117. Ten regional offices provide dedicated contacts that know your area of the country</li></li></ul><li>
  118. 118. Resources<br /> Customer Service Portal<br /><ul><li>Allows NHSC members to access their information and complete transactions online, at any time
  119. 119. Corps members can:
  120. 120. View payment information
  121. 121. View tax information
  122. 122. Update contact information
  123. 123. Ask BCRS a question
  124. 124. Request to defer start date</li></li></ul><li>Resources<br />www.primarycareforall.org<br /><ul><li>NHSC has partnered with Morehouse School of Medicine National Center for Primary Care to develop an online portal uniquely adapted to NHSC providers
  125. 125. The portal includes:
  126. 126. Online training, resources, and networking opportunities (Chat rooms, forums, and file sharing to create a virtual community for providers serving the underserved)
  127. 127. Best practice examples
  128. 128. Tools and templates</li></li></ul><li>Call Center and Web site<br />Two convenient ways to access member resources and information<br /><ul><li>1-800-221-9393
  129. 129. NHSC.hrsa.gov</li></li></ul><li>Community support<br /> NHSC Ambassadors<br /><ul><li>Ambassadors help:
  130. 130. Increase awareness of NHSC loan repayment and scholarship programs
  131. 131. Increase pool of applicants for the NHSC programs
  132. 132. Provide opportunities for peer-to-peer interactions for potential Corps members
  133. 133. Learn more at NHSC.hrsa.gov/ambassadors</li></li></ul><li>Community support<br /> Primary Care Offices (PCOs)<br /><ul><li>State level offices that facilitate and participatein activities to improve access to health care services for residents of their state
  134. 134. PCOs:
  135. 135. Know the needs and barriers to primary care in each state
  136. 136. Know providers and sites in their state—including NHSC-approved sites
  137. 137. Help members identify available jobs at NHSC-approved sites
  138. 138. Assist sites with the NHSC application process</li></li></ul><li>Community support<br /> Primary Care Associations (PCAs)<br /><ul><li>Non-profit organizations located in states that provide training and technical assistance to community, migrant health, homeless, and other safety net providers
  139. 139. PCAs:
  140. 140. Assist in planning for growth of health centers in their states
  141. 141. Help develop strategies to recruit and retain health center staff
  142. 142. Help members identify available jobs at NHSC-approved sites
  143. 143. Assist sites with the NHSC application process</li></li></ul><li>Community support<br /> Area Health Education Centers (AHECs)<br /><ul><li>AHEC programs help recruit, train, and retain a health professions workforce committed to underserved populations
  144. 144. AHECs:
  145. 145. Understand where the need for health care professionals in the state and communities exists
  146. 146. Link to community and academic educational partnerships
  147. 147. Connect NHSC members to educational opportunities, continuing education, and rotations for residents</li></li></ul><li>Community support<br /> State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs)<br /><ul><li>SORHs work to improve access to health care in rural and underserved areas to reduce health disparities
  148. 148. SORHs:
  149. 149. Provide access to tools and resources for those serving in rural areas
  150. 150. Know about job opportunities at rural NHSC-approved sites
  151. 151. Offer networking opportunities with other rural providers</li></li></ul><li>Other Resources<br /><ul><li>www.facebook.com/nationalhealthservicecorps
  152. 152. Twitter.com/NHSCorps
  153. 153. www.youtube.com/HRSAtube</li></li></ul><li>Contact Information<br />Name:<br />Email address:<br />Phone number:<br />

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