The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) has created a guide* to assist providers of geriatrics and gerontology primary care interested in applying to become a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site.

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) consists of primary health care professionals who provide medical, dental, mental and behavioral health services in communities, known as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), across the US and its Territories that have limited access to health care.  In exchange for their service, the NHSC provides clinicians with financial support in the form of loan repayment and scholarships. The NHSC focuses on the recruitment and retention of primary care health professionals including those with specialties in geriatrics/gerontology.  The NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS), at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This guide is intended to assist sites interested in becoming an NHSC-approved site.

The application cycle to become a NHSC site is open through April 27, 2017.  You can see the full application and get more information on the NHSC information page.

Those interested in learning more can view EWA’s National Health Service Corps Guide for Sites.

* Please note: this guide utlizes NHSC information. Applicants should always refer to and confirm with the official NHSC website and staff.