ERIC Number: ED379123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Bureau of Health Professions Program Resource Guide.
Sandlin, Billy M.
This resource guide was developed to inform rural health care administrators of the federal Bureau of Health Professions' (BHPr) grant, loan, and scholarship programs. These programs are intended to foster rural staff recruitment, retention, and training; increase career opportunities for minorities and disadvantaged populations; and encourage rural health education. The objective of these BHPr programs is to further the development of affiliations between health service programs in rural, underserved areas and health professions training programs. BHPr programs fall into four general areas: promoting primary care education; expanding the capacity of nursing and allied health professions education and practice; increasing the numbers of health care providers from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds; and strategies to recruit and retain health care providers for underserved populations. Fact sheets on individual programs include specific purpose, methods, program priorities, resources, and program contact for inquiries. A final section briefly describes five health training models or examples where health professions training programs have linked with rural health programs to encourage health professionals to remain in rural areas. (RAH)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, College Programs, Disadvantaged, Family Practice (Medicine), Federal Programs, Grants, Health Facilities, Health Personnel, Health Services, Higher Education, Medical Education, Nursing Education, Primary Health Care, Rural Areas, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid
National Rural Health Association, National Service Center, Publications Department, One West Armour Blvd., Suite 301, Kansas City, MO 64111 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Primary Health Care.
Authoring Institution: National Rural Health Association, Kansas City, MO.