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National Health Service Corps Site Application Cycle Opens

March 2015

The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Site Application Cycle opens Tuesday, March 31 for healthcare sites that have never been approved as an NHSC site. You can view their web site to find out actual deadline dates.

Please feel free to contact Erin Olsen at 801-273-6618 if you have any questions.
NHSC Blue and Gold Iamge

The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Site Application cycle opens on Tuesday, March 31 for healthcare sites that have never been approved as an NHSC site.  Currently there are more than 9,200 NHSC clinicians and more than 15,000 NHSC-approved health care sites providing healthcare in urban, rural, and frontier areas located throughout the Country.

The benefits of becoming an approved NHSC-site are many including access to NHSC Loan Repayment and Scholarship Program providers who are currently seeking employment at NHSC-approved sites.  Sites can also utilize the NHSC Jobs Center, where NHSC-approved sites post job openings and site profiles to attract the attention of more than 17,000 unique visitors each month.  In addition, NHSC-approved sites can participate in NHSC Virtual Job Fairs, which provide NHSC-approved sites the opportunity to recruit providers in a cost effective manner since interaction is facilitated online via the internet and phone.

When the cycle opens on March 31, facilities will submit an NHSC Site Application through the Bureau of Health Workforce Program Portal. Below are several resources potential NHSC site applicants may find helpful:

We appreciate your continued support with helping us to spread the word among your constituents!

The National Health Service Corps


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New 3RNet Video Link

February 2015

As a core function of the Primary Care Office and State Office of Rural Health, getting jobs posted on the 3RNet site is paramount to success and exposure. More jobs on the site means more candidates finding YOU, and ultimately more candidate registrations. Last year, the jobs the 3RNet posted most were in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. During that same time, the specialties/professions with the most candidate registrations were Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants. If you are looking for a certain candidate, it is crucial to have quality jobs for them to look at as an incentive to register with YOUR employment site. To help get the word out to facilities about posting job opportunities on 3RNet, the 3RNet has created a short video that walks facilities through the registration process.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact our Office at 801-273-6618 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). Good Luck in you search for qualified candidates!!


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Rural Health Update

February 2015

Rural health updates and policy updates, read about funding opportunities and more…

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National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

January 2015
NHSC Corps Community Day Web Badge

The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on March 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM EST. The NHSC LRP is open to licensed primary care health care professionals including dentists (DDS or DMD), physicians (MD or DO), Certified Nurse Midwives, Physician Assistants, Registered Dental Hygenists, Certified Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurse Specialist, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors who are practicing at an approved site. You can view their web site to view additional information on the program. You can also contact them by phone at (888) 221-9393 weekdays between 8 am and 8 pm EST.

You may also contact our office at (801) 273-6618 (Erin Olsen) and we will be glad to assist you further or answer any questions.

NHSC Blue and Gold Iamge

The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on March 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM EST.

This Program provides loan repayment assistance to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who serve in communities with limited access to health care. There are both full-time and half-time service options.

The 2015 application cycle is expected to be competitive. On average, it can take up to three weeks to complete an application so applicants are encouraged to apply early. This year the process may improve for applicants, now that some loan information can be automatically populated by the National Student Loan Data System.

Available resources include the Application and Program Guidance and instructions on how to apply.

Technical assistance provided by NHSC program staff is available during the following dates:

  • NHSC Loan Repayment Application Technical Assistance Conference Call #1
    February 18, 2015 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST
    Dial-in Number: 1-888-391-6801
    Passcode: 8081979

  • NHSC Loan Repayment Application Technical Assistance Conference Call #2
    March 11, 2015 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST
    Dial-in Number: 1-888-391-6801
    Passcode: 8081979


We look forward to receiving your completed application.

National Health Service Corps


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Let 3RNet make Recruiting to Rural and Underserved Areas easier - for FREE

January 9, 2015

3RNet.org is a nonprofit job board specifically geared to candidates interested in rural and underserved America.

By posting jobs on 3RNet through your state member's support, facilities gain access to over 43,000 actively registered candidates (we don't make cold calls ­ every candidate has chosen to sign up with us) and 300 new candidate registrations each month and 4,000 active job opportunities across the country.

Get started posting on 3RNet today
Go to https://www.3rnet.org/employer-registration. Fill out the form, selecting the state you wish to post jobs in and Click "Save Information". Once your application is submitted, it will go to the appropriate 3RNet organizational Member where it will either approve or deny your application based on their state criteria. You will be automatically notified via email, and if approved, jobs can be posted immediately.

If you have questions about the 3RNet site, you can contact them directly at www.3rnet.org or you can contact the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Ms. Erin L. Olsen, at 801-273-6618, elolsen@utah.gov.

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Congratulations!

September 26, 2014

State Primary Care Grant Program has awarded to 26 rural and urban agencies the amount of $1,897,689 to provide primary care, mental health, dental care services and referral services. For the complete list of the agencies please click here.


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New Website Launched

October 21, 2013

Take a look around and let us know what you think.