“We’re very grateful for the opportunity provided by HRSA to create a program that will benefit our predoctoral health care professional students and also address the access of care and oral health disparity issues among the underserved communities,” says Dr. Lin. The five-year grant totals $1,750,000. READ THE REST...
San Francisco — More than 60 dental, medical, nursing, dental hygiene and community health professionals gathered here June 11 to address an ongoing oral health dilemma: disparities and access to care for children in underserved communities.
University of California, San Francisco’s first-ever Oral Health Alliance Symposim was one component of an initiative from the school funded by a five-year, $1.75 million grant Dr. Brent Lin received in 2015 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant has Dr. Lin on a mission to develop and implement collaborative oral health training for primary health care trainees and prepare the workforce to care for those in underserved, rural and vulnerable populations. (READ THE REST...)
From the HRSA website: "The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity. HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.
This includes people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, mothers, and their families and those in need of high quality primary health care. HRSA also supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most and improvements in health care delivery.
HRSA oversees organ, bone marrow and cord blood donation. It compensates individuals harmed by vaccination, and maintains databases that protect against health care malpractice, waste, fraud and abuse."
Are you a recently graduated dental student looking for a creative path to re-pay your student debt?
Students pursuing a career in primary health care are eligible to receive funding for their education in exchange for practicing in rural, urban, and frontier communities with limited access to care, upon graduation and licensure.
The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.
For each year of financial support (up to four years), the student agrees to serve one year (minimum two years) at an NHSC-approved site in a high-need urban, rural, or frontier community across the nation.