Idaho Bureau of Rural Health
& Primary Care
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November 19th, 2015 – to celebrate National Rural Health Day. First and foremost, National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit of that prevails in rural America. But it also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face – and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges.
Idaho’s State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) has extended the application cycle which will remain open until SLRP federal funds are exhausted. The SLRP program has also been expanded to include a part-time clinician option. The part-time option allows for the participation of practitioners working 20-39 hours per week, while the fulltime option allows for the participation of practitioners working 40 hours per week in a nonprofit or public entity. Both options also require the practitioner to work a minimum of 45 weeks per year.
The SLRP is a multi-discipline, state-based loan repayment program for practitioners working in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. Loan repayment is provided through a federal grant and every award must be matched $1:$1 with funds provided by the practitioner’s employer. Awards range from $5,000-$25,000 per year for two years, depending on discipline and the matching employer contribution.
Practitioners receiving loan repayment must:
SLRP Site Application
SLRP Practitioner Application
Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Certification:
Find an RHC, Frequently Asked Questions, Maps
Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/MUP), HPSA Find
Free Medical Clinic Information:
Map of free medical clinics in Idaho, Idaho 2-1-1 CareLine, Statute, Application
Rural Health Care Access and Physician Incentive Program, State Loan Repayment Program, HRSA How to apply for a grant
Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care
450 W State Street - 4th Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-0669 • Fax: 208-332-7262