Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Colorado Health Service Corps Awards $1.5 Million to Health Care Providers Serving Communities with Health Care Shortages


In November 2012, the Colorado Health Service Corps, administered by the Primary Care Office at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, awarded nearly $1.4 million in loan repayment funds to 21 health care professionals who will begin serving Colorado communities with a shortage of health care professionals. The Corps also awarded $105,000 to 3 health care providers who will continue to practice in medically underserved communities. Colorado communities with the greatest need benefit from Colorado Health Service Corps support of health care professionals in their communities.

New applications for the Colorado Health Service Corps loan repayment program will be
accepted from March 1 to March 31, 2013. Primary care physicians, psychiatrists and general
dentists may be eligible for educational loan debt forgiveness of as much as $105,000. Physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and licensed mental health professionals may be eligible for as much as $60,000 and dental hygienists may receive as much as $22,500.

To participate in the Colorado Health Service Corps, health professionals must be employed
in an outpatient primary care practice in an urban or rural area of Colorado with a health
professional shortage. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to caring for
underserved people and agree to a three-year term of service.

For more information on the Colorado Health Service Corps, including eligibility requirements 
and the online application, visit www.coloradohealthservicecorps.org or call 303-692-2466.

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