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April 28, 2017


Idaho CAH QI Workshop on May 3rd at The Riverside in Boise.  This workshop will focus on benchmarking required Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) measures and provide CAH participants with information and strategies to implement an Antimicrobial Stewardship program.  

This will be a paperless conference so presentations will be provided prior to the event to those individuals who register.

This event is held in conjunction with the 2017 Idaho Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Conference, “Thriving Through Change: A Rx for Resilience” on May 4-5, 2017, sponsored by Qualis Health, Saint Alphonsus Health System and St. Luke’s Health System.

For the agenda click here

For travel reimbursements forms (to be submitted upon conference completion) please click here


June 29, 2017 St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Meet the Residents registration will open March 27, 2017

For more information please contact the Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care by phone (208) 344-0669 or email: 

SLRP is a multi-discipline, state-based loan repayment program for nurses, clinicians, and physicians working in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. Loan repayment is provided through a federal grant, every award must be matched $1 to $1 with funds provided by the practitioner’s employer. Participating sites must implement a sliding fee scale for low income and uninsured patients and accept Medicare and Medicaid. Loan repayment awards may range from $2,500-$25,000 per year depending on employer contribution. A service obligation is required and sites must submit biannual reports during the funding period. Participants currently receiving loan repayment and fulfilling a service obligation are not eligible.

Practitioners receiving loan repayment must:

  • Ensure individuals at or below 200% of the most recent HHS Poverty Guidelines will receive a schedule of discounts, and individuals with income at or below 100% of the HHS Poverty Guidelines will receive services at a nominal fee or at no charge;
  • Be employed or contracted by a nonprofit or public entity located in a Health Professional Shortage Area;
  • Accept Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program;
  • Commit to fulfilling the minimum service obligation at the practice location in exchange for loan repayment and agree to substantial repayment penalties if the term of service is not completed (Full-time practitioners minimum 2 year service obligation and part-time practitioners minimum 4 year service obligation);
  • Not have concurrent service obligations;
  • Agree to participate in a site visit with staff from the Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care during the obligation period.
For SLRP FAQ please Click Here

SLRP Site Application

SLRP Practitioner Application

SLRP now includes Registered Nurses and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Eligible SLRP disciplines include:

Primary Care Behavioral Health Dental Health  
Family Practice MD DD
Pediatrician Psychiatrist RDH
Internal Medicine Psychologist  
PharmD Psych Nurse Specialist

For the SLRP Practitioner Application click here.
For the SLRP Site Application click here

National Rural Health Day was November 17th, 2016!

To learn more about National Rural Health Day- Click Here

The Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care would like to share some fun activities that to celebrate the power of rural! Click on the links below.