Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans


Many Idaho communities experience healthcare workforce shortages, particularly in rural areas. Rural healthcare workforce shortages not only reduce healthcare access and increase stress on existing providers but also, contribute to overall higher costs. The Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care works to strengthen workforce recruitment and retention efforts; provide educational workshops; and identify healthcare workforce shortage areas. 


Rural Recruitment and Retention Network - 3RNet

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

J-1 Visa Waiver & National Interest Waiver Programs