SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) invites you to learn about the Health Resources & Services Administration’s National Health Service Corps (NHSC) program.
NHSC began in 1972 with the aim of building healthy communities by placing qualified healthcare practitioners in underserved areas of the United States. Today, the program continues to address healthcare worker shortages in rural, urban, and tribal communities, in an effort to ensure access to care for everyone, prevent disease and illness, and care for vulnerable and underserved people.
Currently, more than 4,000 of the 13,000 members of the corps are mental and substance use disorder (SUD) clinicians. Recent awards from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will enable the NHSC to support an additional 1,250 clinicians who will provide SUD treatment in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic in underserved communities.
Searchable on the Health Workforce Connector, there are more than 20,000 health care facilities approved by the NHSC. Eligible clinicians may apply for loan repayment during one cycle each year if they are employed at an NHSC-approved facility. Awards will be prioritized to those practicing in areas of greatest need. Eligible professions include:
Presenters will discuss the increasing need for providers who can treat mental and substance use disorders in underserved communities, describe their own experience in the NHSC, and provide information on the application process.
Join us for this free, interactive virtual event, moderated by CAPT Wanda Finch, Health Services Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service.
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Malissa Lewis, Chief, Loan Repayment Branch, Division of National Health Service Corps, Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Dr. Mbeja Lomotey, DrPH, Substance Use Disorder Public Health Analyst, Division of Regional Operations, Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Heather Rogers, LPC, National Health Service Corps Recipient at Change Point Integrated Health in Snowflake, AZ
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