AHEC Activities

Educating and recruiting

students to health professions from K-12 schools


AHEC Activities

Educating health professions students

in the rural and underserved communities of Hawaii, often in multiprofessional teams


AHEC Activities

Recruiting health care professionals

to rural and underserved areas and providing continuing education


AHEC Activities

Providing community based and community driven education

for all underserved groups in Hawaii.

Workforce Summit
Workforce Summit
Loan Repayment
Loan Repayment
Pre-Health Career Corps
Pre-Health Career Corps
Request a Speaker
Request a Speaker
Doctor Jobs
Doctor Jobs
Health Care Jobs
Health Care Jobs
Workforce Statistics
Hawaii Physician Workforce Statistics
Health Career Navigator
Download the Book
Heath Career Website
Visit Health Careers Website
Project ECHO
ECHO Hawaii
Teen Health Camp
Teen Health Camp

Download “Hawaii Health Career Navigator” Hawaii-Health-Career-Navigator-Spring-2016-Web-Version.pdf – Downloaded 29 times – 14 MB


903, 2016

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) 2016 Scholarship Program Applications Now Open



Accepting Applications through April 28, 7:30 p.m. ET

The NHSC Scholarship Program is available to individuals accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school to become a primary care physician (MD or DO), dentist, nurse practitioner (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus), certified nurse-midwife or physician assistant.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. There are over 100 approved sites in Nevada; a pdf list is available for download from the Nevada Primary Care Office website (PDF – 204 KB). Service begins after graduation (and completion of primary care residency training for doctors and dentists). The NHSC helps scholars find a practice site that’s right for them. When in service, scholars earn a market-rate salary, paid by the employing facility. The 2016 Application and Program Guidance (PDF – 433 KB) has the detailed information needed to apply. Please read carefully before starting a Scholarship Program application.

Feel free to contact Scott Jones of the Nevada Primary Care Office at (775) 684-4047 or if you have any questions about the program.


Application Help:

NHSC Scholarship Application and Program Guidelines Webinar
March 24, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET
 Number: 1-888-566-6151 Passcode: 5672258

Access link

NHSC Scholarship Program Technical Assistance Conference Call
April 14, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET
Number: 1-888-566-6151 Passcode: 9730122


Here is a link to the NHSC Scholarship program with a short You Tube animated video clip (2min 18 sec) about the selection process for all three programs: Scholarship, Students to Service and Loan Repayment.

Eligible Disciplines:

  • Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants

703, 2016

Continuing Education Opportunities for CHES, CSACs, and Social Workers in Hawaii!

Continuing Education Opportunities for CHES/MCHES, CSACs, and Social Workers in Hawaii!

Join us on the following days from Noon-1:30pm at the Queens Medical Center Conference Center OR from your own computer via live webcast to earn continuing education credits for Certified Health Education Specialists, Certified Substance Abuse Counselors, and Social Workers. These training events have been approved for 1.5 CE for CSACs, 1 CE for Social Workers, and 2 CECH for CHES.

  • Friday March 18, 2016: Collaborating for Health Public Housing
  • Friday April 8, 2016: How to Use Data to Improve Outcomes and Guide Policy

We have training events monthly and will be providing more information on this. To see the 2016 Schedule, go to:

To REGISTER, go to the above link, click on the event you want to attend, click “Register” and follow the instructions.

NOTE: Registration is REQUIRED if you are seeking Continuing Education.

1702, 2016

Webinar: “From Zero to 60: Medical-Legal Partnership Fundamentals & Strategies”

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

10 am HST / 12 pm PST / 2 pm CST / 3 pm EST (please note the time for your location)

Addressing patients’ health-harming civil legal needs as part of primary care has emerged as a critical strategy for HRSA funded health centers seeking to address the social determinants of health. Over 75 health centers incorporate civil legal aid as part of the healthcare team to help meet the housing, income, education and other needs of low- income populations, with more in the pipeline. Core components of a successful medical-legal partnership feature strong integration of the health and legal partners, shared priorities, funding and mission, and shared communication and training strategies.

This webinar aims to help participants understand: the medical-legal partnership (MLP) approach and field, and how it aligns with existing health centers’ services and priorities, especially enabling services; the skills, resources and capacity of the civil legal aid community; and the opportunities for multi-sector engagement across all health centers and civil legal aid offices with a focus on population health strategies.

For more information, please contact Valerie Gallo at 415-437-8095 or


HRSA – Office of Regional Operations (San Francisco, CA)

Valerie Gallo, MPH – Public Health Analyst

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (Washington, DC)

Ellen Lawton, JD – Co-Principal Investigator

Sharena Hagins, MPH, CHES – Senior Research Assistant

The Children’s Clinic / Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (Long Beach, CA)

Elisa Nicholas, MD , MSPH – Chief Executive Officer, The Children’s Clinic

Kate Marr, JD – Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Waimanalo Health Center/Medical-Legal Partnership Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)

Mary Frances Oneha, APRN, PhD, Chief Executive Officer – Waimanalo Health Center

Dina Shek, JD – Legal Director – Medical-Legal Partnership Hawaii

Erie Family Health Center/Health Justice Project (Chicago, IL)

David Buchanan, MD, MS – Chief Clinical Officer – Erie Family Health Center

Emily A. Benfer, JD, LLM – Director – Health Justice Project, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law


1002, 2016

NHSC Loan Repayment Program


NHSC Loan Repayment Program



Accepting applications through April 5, 7:30 p.m. ET

2016 Application and Program Guidance (PDF -401 KB) has the detailed information you need to apply. Please read carefully before you start your Loan Repayment Program application.

Primary care medical, dental and mental/behavioral health clinicians can get up to $50,000 to repay their health profession student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at an approved NHSC site in a high-need, underserved area. The payment is free from Federal income tax and is made at the beginning of service so you can more quickly pay down your loans. Approved sites are located across the U.S., in both urban and rural areas.

After completing your initial service commitment, you can apply to extend your service and receive additional loan repayment assistance.

The amount you receive and length of your commitment depends on where you serve (service at sites in higher need areas yields greater loan repayments). It also depends on whether you select the full-time or half-time option. See the 2016 Application and Program Guidance (PDF – 401 KB) for details. See if your site is already approved at the NHSC Jobs Center.

The NHSC gives priority consideration to eligible applicants whose NHSC-approved site(s) has a HPSA score of 26 to 14, in descending order, until funding is exhausted.

Application Help
Ask questions and learn more about the NHSC Loan Repayment Program and application process.

NHSC Loan Repayment Program Application and Program Guidelines Webinar
February11, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
Dial in: 1-888-566-6151 Passcode: 4221465

NHSC Loan Repayment Program Technical Assistance Conference Calls
February 25, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
March 10, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
Dial in: 1-888-566-6151
Participant passcode: 4221465



Member Stories

Photo of Lucia Lopez, PA 

Lucia Lopez, PA

Physician Assistant at Downtown Health Plaza and OB/GYN in Winston-Salem, NC

photo of Tracy Bowers, NP 

Tracy Bowers, NP

Nurse Practitioner at Downtown Health Plaza in Winston-Salem, NC

still image from NHSC video 

Factors for Determining an NHSC Award

How awards are determined for the NHSC Loan Repayment, Scholarship and Students to Service programs.



The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) helps bring health care to those who need it most. Since 1972, we have been building healthy communities by connecting primary health care providers to areas of the United States with limited access to care.

More than 45,000 primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health professionals have served in the National Health Service Corps since its inception.



1811, 2015

News Release, your grants, UH Mānoa

Click here for more information.

1011, 2015

NIH LRPs: Now Accepting Applications

Dear NIH Loan Repayment Programs Subscriber,

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs are accepting applications now through November 16, 2015.

In exchange for a two-year research commitment, the NIH LRPs will repay up to $70,000 in eligible student loan debt to researchers and health professionals conducting qualifying research funded by domestic non-profit or government organizations.

The 2016 Loan Repayment Programs applications deadline is November 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Please visit our webpage at to learn more about eligibility and to apply.

If you are not eligible for the LRPs, kindly pass along this announcement to a colleague that may be interested.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our Information Center, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, EST. We can be reached by phone at 866-849-4047 and by email at

Our Information Center will be available to answer your questions on November 11 (Veteran’s Day) and on Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, EST.

Apply Today!
The NIH Loan Repayment Programs

2610, 2015

National Health Service Corps 101 Webcast (Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:30 PM) Register Now!

Since 1972, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has been building healthy communities by increasing the primary care workforce nationwide in the communities that need it most. The NHSC provides financial, professional and educational resources to medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health care providers who bring their skills to areas of the United States with limited access to health care.

If you know someone who is pursuing a career in primary care, please encourage them to join the NHSC for a live webcast featuring National Health Service Corps providers on Wednesday, October 28th from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm EDT.
A brief presentation about the National Health Service Corps Scholarship, Loan Repayment and Students to Service Loan Repayment Programs will also be provided followed by a brief Q&A session.

Registration is required:

Cost: Free

Thank you! We look forward to your participation.

2610, 2015

Presentations now available for viewing of the 2015 Hawai’i Health Workforce and Information Technology Summit (Sept. 19, 2015)

You may view the presentation materials under the “Workforce” tab “2015 Hawaii Health Workforce and Information Technology Summit or click here to be directed to the page.

2508, 2015

Applications are due by September 15, 2015, at 11:59 PM EDT

Dear Sustainable Community Colleagues:

Local Foods, Local Places click here for application is accepting applications for technical assistance to help communities create walkable, healthy, and economically vibrant neighborhoods by promoting local foods. The program is supported by EPA and other federal agencies; if your community faces food security issues you might find this opportunity of interest. I just learned today that all this requires is a 2-page Letter of Interest, which can be completed by any local organization (not exclusively local government). The application process is a simple application.

Applications are due by September 15, 2015, at 11:59 PM EDT.

Eligibility and Special Considerations

Representatives of communities (including neighborhoods or main street districts) anywhere in the United States are eligible to apply. EPA encourages applications from communities that are economically challenged and in the early phases of their efforts to promote local foods and community revitalization. Special consideration will be given to communities in federally designated Promise Zones or USDA StrikeForce counties.

Applicants will be evaluated on how well the project can help create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant neighborhoods through the development of local food systems. Selected projects will support one or more of USDA’s Seven Strategies for Economic Development
HUD Exchange and the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities’ Livability Principles Sustainable Communities Livability Principles.

Read the Local Foods, Local Places EPA application by clicking this link.

More information is available on the EPA Website. HUD, DOT and EPA have been collaborating for over 5 years to get information out to communities; your assistance is greatly appreciated.

2008, 2015

September 15th Long Term Care Conference Brochure and Program

Conference Brochure and Program