Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans


The Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care is excited to host the 2019 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) - Rural Health Clinic (RHC) - Free Medical Clinic (FMC) Annual Conference. This conference is a great opportunity for Idaho CAHs, RHCs, FMCs, and partner organizations to network with peers, obtain advice from industry experts, and discover new tools.



- CLOSED until early 2020

*New applications for the State Loan Repayment Program are not being accepted at this time. All Federal funds used for the State portion of the $1:$1 match for the federal fiscal year (September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019) are fully committed for medical education loan repayment to clinicians in underserved areas of Idaho.

We anticipate the new SLRP application period to begin by early 2020.

Send your name and email address to to be added to the future program announcement.




Rural Health Network Development Program – November 25. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced a new Notice of Funding Opportunity for The Rural Health Network Development Program (Network Development). This program will support up to 46 applicant organizations, which are either public or nonprofit private rural entities who represent a network of three or more separate, existing health care entities. HRSA expects to invest approximately $13 million for this program to support integrated rural health care networks that combine the functions of the network entities and include skilled, experienced staff, with a high functioning network board, to address the health care needs of the targeted rural community.

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