The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration today announced $293 million in awards to expand the primary health care workforce for clinicians and students through the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps programs.

 

“These programs connect primary care providers with the rural, urban and tribal communities across the country that need them most,” said HRSA Administrator George Sigounas. “In addition to providing essential medical and dental care, these clinicians are on the front lines helping to fight pressing public health issues, like the growing opioid epidemic.”

 

The NHSC and Nurse Corps programs provide scholarships and loan repayment to health care providers in exchange for working in areas of the U.S. with limited access to care. See today’s announcement for specifics about the awards.