The Health Resources & Services Administration’s (HRSA) National Health Service Corps (NHSC) will be hosting an informational webinar and Q&A session on Tuesday, September 19, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET for students, clinicians, and health care facilities that serve Tribal communities. The NHSC will be co-hosting this webinar with the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) with a presentation from the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH). The webinar will review eligibility requirements, share information on the application process, and respond to questions. To attend the webinar on Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. ET, join here. No preregistration is required.
Background on NHSC
Congress created the NHSC in the Emergency Health Personnel Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-623). Today, NHSC supports more than 20,000 primary care medical, dental, and behavioral health providers through scholarships and loan repayment programs. It has increased access to quality health care in communities with significant health professional shortages for more than 50 years. NHSC participants serve at more than 9,000 community health care sites, serving over 21 million patients. A cornerstone of its work is increasing access to mental health and opioid use disorder treatment in impacted areas of the country by supporting more than 9,600 behavioral health providers. NHSC additionally offers a variety of loan repayment programs for health care professionals and can work towards eliminating school debt.