NHSC For Dental Students -Scholarship & LRP- Texas Primary Care Office
Texas Primary Care Office <ul><li>Increase access to care for the underserved in Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Expand and increa...
Dental Care in Texas Texas Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas Source: Health Resources and Services Administration,...
Dental HPSA Map
NHSC Overview <ul><li>What is NHSC? </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship & Loan Repayment Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibil...
What is NHSC? <ul><li>The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) builds healthy communities by supporting qualified health c...
More than 9,000 NHSC primary care providers are working in communities with limited access to health care nationwide. Phys...
NHSC In Texas NHSC Providers in Texas as of 9/19/2011 Total Count of NHSC Participants 332 Total Count of NHSC Loan Repay...
What Programs Does NHSC Offer? The NHSC provides financial support to providers in exchange for working at approved sites ...
Scholarship Program
<ul><li>An opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself </li></ul>
Eligibility Requirements <ul><li>Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. </li></ul><ul><li>Must be enrolled full-time at ...
Selection Priorities <ul><li>Current scholars requesting additional support </li></ul><ul><li>Recipients of a Federal Scho...
Benefits <ul><li>NHSC provides full payment for up to 4 years of education expenses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition and fee...
Service Obligations = Scholars commit to serve in the Corps upon completion of their training — one year for each year of ...
Service Obligations <ul><li>Minimum 2-year commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be obligated to provide service for ...
Eligible Sites <ul><li>NHSC Practice Sites are pre-approved community practices in HPSAs that include: </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Eligible Sites <ul><li>Sites that employ NHSC clinicians must be located in the neediest HPSAs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The ...
Default Penalties <ul><li>Payback triple the amount of scholarship payments received plus interest </li></ul><ul><li>Payba...
Additional Information <ul><li>Visit the NHSC website at http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarship/ </li></ul><ul><li>You may si...
Additional Financial Aid Opportunities <ul><li>Additional information about student financial assistance in Texas can be f...
Loan Repayment Program
<ul><li>An opportunity to pay off student loans while providing care to communities in need </li></ul>
Clinician Eligibility Requirements <ul><li>U.S. Citizen or U.S. National </li></ul><ul><li>Practice at, or be in contract ...
Eligible Specialties <ul><li>Dentists (general or pediatric; DDS or DMD) </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Dental Hygienists </...
Selection Priorities <ul><li>Disadvantaged Background </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics Likely to Remain in HPSAs </li><...
Awards Initial Contract Full-Time 2 Yrs $60,000 Half-Time 4 Yrs $60,000 Half-Time 2 Yrs $30,000 3 rd Year $40,000 Initia...
Awards <ul><li>Award amounts subject to change. </li></ul><ul><li>Funds received through this program are not considered t...
Service Obligations <ul><li>Minimum 2 year contract </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40 hrs/wk </li></ul...
Service Obligations <ul><li>The contract may be extended annually after the initial service obligation. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Eligible Sites <ul><ul><li>Federally Qualified Health Center or Look-A-Like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Rural He...
Eligible Sites <ul><ul><li>Solo or Group Partnership or Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Health Department </li>...
Benefits <ul><ul><li>A portion of service obligation can be fulfilled by teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face-to-face ...
Default Penalties <ul><li>Return of all funds, plus interest, for time not served </li></ul><ul><li>Additional $7,500 for ...
Default Penalties <ul><li>Default penalties are rare. NHSC will work with providers to retain them in service. </li></ul><...
How to Apply <ul><li>http://nhscjobs.hrsa.gov/Search_HPOL.aspx </li></ul>1 Review the Application and Program Guidance 2...
How to Apply <ul><li>The 2011 application cycle is now closed. To be notified when the 2012 application is available, sign...
Texas Primary Care Office Can: <ul><li>Provide assistance on completing loan repayment, scholarship and waiver application...
Texas Primary Care Office Can: <ul><li>Find resources to support your practice in underserved areas </li></ul><ul><li>Help...
Job/Employee Search Assistance <ul><li>National Health Service Corps Job Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job seekers c...
Job/Employee Search Assistance <ul><li>TX Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TACHC memb...
<ul><li>TX Primary Care Office (512) 458-7518 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.TXLRP.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NHSC...
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National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

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  • 1. NHSC For Dental Students -Scholarship & LRP- Texas Primary Care Office
  • 2. Texas Primary Care Office <ul><li>Increase access to care for the underserved in Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Expand and increase the health care safety net for underserved populations </li></ul><ul><li>Measure access to medical, dental and mental healthcare (HPSAs & MUAs) </li></ul><ul><li>Improve access through incentives and benefits for providers in underserved areas </li></ul>
  • 3. Dental Care in Texas Texas Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Shortage Designation Basic Listing Primary Care Dental Health Whole Counties Designated 89 Service Areas Designated 13 Population Groups Designated 36 Facilities Designated 114 Total Designations 252 Estimated Underserved Population 2,787,661
  • 4. Dental HPSA Map
  • 5. NHSC Overview <ul><li>What is NHSC? </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship & Loan Repayment Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibility & Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Obligations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defaults & Penalties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helpful Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance from TPCO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Search Options </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. What is NHSC? <ul><li>The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) builds healthy communities by supporting qualified health care providers dedicated to working in areas of the United States with limited access to care. </li></ul>
  • 7. More than 9,000 NHSC primary care providers are working in communities with limited access to health care nationwide. Physician Nurse Practitioner Mental Health Dentist Physician Assistant Nurse Midwife • 2% 2% • Dental Hygienist 25% 16% 14% 12% 29%
  • 8. NHSC In Texas NHSC Providers in Texas as of 9/19/2011 Total Count of NHSC Participants 332 Total Count of NHSC Loan Repayment Program Participants 315 Total Count of NHSC Scholarship Program Participants 17 Total number of Approved NHSC Sites with Providers 208 Total number of Approved NHSC Sites 665
  • 9. What Programs Does NHSC Offer? The NHSC provides financial support to providers in exchange for working at approved sites located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP REPAYMENT LOAN PROGRAM
  • 10. Scholarship Program
  • 11. <ul><li>An opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself </li></ul>
  • 12. Eligibility Requirements <ul><li>Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. </li></ul><ul><li>Must be enrolled full-time at a U.S. Accredited School. </li></ul><ul><li>NHSC scholarships are for those studying to be Dentists (DDS or DMD). </li></ul><ul><li>NHSC scholarships cannot be used for residency. </li></ul>
  • 13. Selection Priorities <ul><li>Current scholars requesting additional support </li></ul><ul><li>Recipients of a Federal Scholarship for Students of Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) </li></ul><ul><li>Students from disadvantaged backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Students with characteristics likely to remain in HPSAs </li></ul>
  • 14. Benefits <ul><li>NHSC provides full payment for up to 4 years of education expenses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition and fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reasonable educational expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly stipend </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students are not placed by NHSC and are responsible for finding an NHSC approved practice site. </li></ul>
  • 15. Service Obligations = Scholars commit to serve in the Corps upon completion of their training — one year for each year of support (at least 2 years). SUPPORT YEARS OF SERVICE YEARS OF
  • 16. Service Obligations <ul><li>Minimum 2-year commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be obligated to provide service for every year they receive a scholarship over 2 years at a 1:1 ratio </li></ul>
  • 17. Eligible Sites <ul><li>NHSC Practice Sites are pre-approved community practices in HPSAs that include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Health Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State & Federal Prisons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural Health Clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Access Hospitals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Migrant Health Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian Health Service Sites </li></ul></ul>
  • 18. Eligible Sites <ul><li>Sites that employ NHSC clinicians must be located in the neediest HPSAs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The level of need is stated as the HPSA score. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cutoff score for 2011 is 16. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HPSA information is available at http://hpsafind.hrsa.gov . </li></ul>
  • 19. Default Penalties <ul><li>Payback triple the amount of scholarship payments received plus interest </li></ul><ul><li>Payback is required in full within one year of breach of contract </li></ul><ul><li>Defaulting on scholarship contract may lead to Federal prosecution and loss of practice license in some states </li></ul>
  • 20. Additional Information <ul><li>Visit the NHSC website at http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarship/ </li></ul><ul><li>You may sign up to be notified when the next application cycle opens. </li></ul>
  • 21. Additional Financial Aid Opportunities <ul><li>Additional information about student financial assistance in Texas can be found online at http://www.hhloans.com . </li></ul>
  • 22. Loan Repayment Program
  • 23. <ul><li>An opportunity to pay off student loans while providing care to communities in need </li></ul>
  • 24. Clinician Eligibility Requirements <ul><li>U.S. Citizen or U.S. National </li></ul><ul><li>Practice at, or be in contract negotiation with, an approved NHSC practice site </li></ul><ul><li>Practice in an approved primary care discipline or specialty </li></ul><ul><li>No concurrent service obligation </li></ul><ul><li>Must have eligible outstanding loans that are not in default </li></ul>
  • 25. Eligible Specialties <ul><li>Dentists (general or pediatric; DDS or DMD) </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Dental Hygienists </li></ul>
  • 26. Selection Priorities <ul><li>Disadvantaged Background </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics Likely to Remain in HPSAs </li></ul><ul><li>Community need as shown by HPSA scores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The priority score can change annually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For 2011, the score is 17 </li></ul></ul>
  • 27. Awards Initial Contract Full-Time 2 Yrs $60,000 Half-Time 4 Yrs $60,000 Half-Time 2 Yrs $30,000 3 rd Year $40,000 Initial Contract $15,000 4 th Year $40,000 Initial Contract $15,000 5 th Year $30,000 $20,000 $20,000 6 th Year $30,000 $20,000 $20,000 Total after 6 years of service $200,000 $100,000 $100,000
  • 28. Awards <ul><li>Award amounts subject to change. </li></ul><ul><li>Funds received through this program are not considered taxable income by the IRS. </li></ul><ul><li>Payments are generally made within 90 days of the contract being signed by HRSA. </li></ul>
  • 29. Service Obligations <ul><li>Minimum 2 year contract </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40 hrs/wk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>32 in direct patient care </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Half-time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20-39 hrs/wk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 in direct patient care </li></ul></ul>
  • 30. Service Obligations <ul><li>The contract may be extended annually after the initial service obligation. </li></ul><ul><li>There is limited transfer between sites with NHSC approval. </li></ul>
  • 31. Eligible Sites <ul><ul><li>Federally Qualified Health Center or Look-A-Like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Rural Health Clinic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Access Hospitals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospital-Affiliate Primary Care Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian Health Service Site (Federal or Tribal) </li></ul></ul>
  • 32. Eligible Sites <ul><ul><li>Solo or Group Partnership or Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Health Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Immigration, Customs Site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State or Federal Prisons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managed Care Network </li></ul></ul>
  • 33. Benefits <ul><ul><li>A portion of service obligation can be fulfilled by teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face-to-face and virtual networking opportunities provide support from other providers and community resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational support including access to free CEU courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewarding patient relationships </li></ul></ul>
  • 34. Default Penalties <ul><li>Return of all funds, plus interest, for time not served </li></ul><ul><li>Additional $7,500 for each month of unfulfilled service </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum allowable interest on the above amounts from date service ended </li></ul>
  • 35. Default Penalties <ul><li>Default penalties are rare. NHSC will work with providers to retain them in service. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum default amount is $31,000. </li></ul>
  • 36. How to Apply <ul><li>http://nhscjobs.hrsa.gov/Search_HPOL.aspx </li></ul>1 Review the Application and Program Guidance 2 Find a job at an NHSC-approved site or find out if your current job is at an NHSC-approved site Apply online at NHSC.hrsa.gov 3
  • 37. How to Apply <ul><li>The 2011 application cycle is now closed. To be notified when the 2012 application is available, sign up here: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/ </li></ul><ul><li>Annual application periods are subject to change </li></ul>
  • 38. Texas Primary Care Office Can: <ul><li>Provide assistance on completing loan repayment, scholarship and waiver applications </li></ul><ul><li>Find a practice site that meets your personal needs, specific program requirements and/or priority selection criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Provide assistance to ensure you continue to meet program requirements and stay enrolled </li></ul>
  • 39. Texas Primary Care Office Can: <ul><li>Find resources to support your practice in underserved areas </li></ul><ul><li>Help you navigate the HPSA & MUA designations that we analyze and update on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Assist a facility in becoming an NHSC approved practice site </li></ul>
  • 40. Job/Employee Search Assistance <ul><li>National Health Service Corps Job Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job seekers can search for positions by state, county, and type of position and do not need to be an NHSC participant. http://nhscjobs.hrsa.gov/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Texas Health Match </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A free service to both facilities in Texas and medical professionals seeking employment in a medical facility in Texas. http://www.texashealthmatch.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  • 41. Job/Employee Search Assistance <ul><li>TX Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TACHC member facilities can post vacancies. Job seekers search for free. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.tachc.org/Careers/Opportunities.asp </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3RNet (Rural Recruitment & Retention Network) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3RNet member facilities can post vacancies. Job seekers search for free. http://www.3rnet.org/ </li></ul></ul>
  • 42. <ul><li>TX Primary Care Office (512) 458-7518 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.TXLRP.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NHSC Contact: Cindy Ellis (512) 776-2127 [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HRSA Call Center 1-800-221-9393 </li></ul>Contact Information
  • 43. Questions ?

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