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The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is a multi-discipline, state-based loan repayment program for practitioners working full-time in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas and that are part of a non-profit or government entity. 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 $10,000-$25,000 per year for two years, depending on discipline and the matching employer contribution.

For additional details and applications please click on the links below. If you have questions or would like additional information, contact the Bureau of Rural Health and Primary at (208) 334-0669 or

SLRP Site Application

SLRP Practitioner Application

The Idaho Rural Health Association (IRHA) announes the second Idaho Rural Health Day Photo Contest.  Nation Rural Health Day is an initiative to showcase rural America and unique efforts to address rural healthcare needs.  This photo contest is a creative opportunity to celebrate the power of rural and visually share what rural health in your Idaho community means to you.  These photographs will be showcased on the IRHA and Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care websites.

Decorating for the Annual Snowball Dance - Montpelier
Submitted by Linda S. Walker
Bear Lake Memorial Hospital
This is an event sponsored by the Bear Lake Memorial Hospital Auxiliary each year to earn money for the hospital.

Bear Lake Memorial Hospital Ground Breaking - Montpelier
Submitted by Ross V. Walker
Bear Lake Memorial Hospital
Bear Lake Memorial Hospital in Montpelier broke ground on a new patient wing this past April.  This photo shows the administrator, Rob Jacobson, and auxiliary members, with a $200,000 check for money raised by the hospital auxialry for the project.

Delicate Strength - Weiser
Submitted by Melissa Hatthorn
Weiser Memorial Hospital
This photograph represents the experience and enduring commitment of delicate, working hands of the compassionate, generous, women volunteers of "The Friends of Weiser Memorial Hospital."

Brenda - Fish Haven, Idaho
Submitted by Karen Matthews
Independent Wellness Consultant for Isagenix
During the summer, we do a "Yoga on the Beach" fitness class at Bear Lake with Brenda instructing.

Breast Cancer Early Detection - Bonner's Ferry
Submitted by Marcia Morman
Boundary Community Hospital
Over 48 businesses and 300 individuals within the local retail stores, grocery stores, offices, and restaurants wore Boundary Community Hospital's pink t-shirts on the Mayroal Breast Cancer Early Detection Proclamation Day in October.