NEWS & EVENTS
2013 Hawai‘i Health Workforce Summit: Improving Provider Satisfaction & Practice Sustainability
JABSOM & Hawaii/Pacific Basin AHEC presented the 2013 Hawaii Health Workforce Summit: Improving Provider Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on April 20, 2013 from 8:45am-5:00pm. The summit addressed issues surrounding provider satisfaction including: the ideal healthcare system in Hawaii, telehealth, PCMH payment incentives and medical malpractice changes in Hawaii. Guest Speakers: Dr. Len Nichols, Center for Health Policy Research & Ethics & Carl W. Taylor, Executive Director of Institute for Health Research
*See Coverage of the workforce shortage on KITV
*See coverage of the workforce shortage in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaii’s 1st Health Professional State Loan Repayment ProgramThe Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center is pleased to announce the start of the State Loan Repayment Program, a grant funded under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The State Loan Repayment Program will offer primary health care providers the incentive to provide care at designated Health Professional Shortage Areas in Hawaii in order to receive assistance in repayment of educational loan debt.
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Who’s Eligible? Physicians (allopathic/osteopathic); nurse practitioners; certified nurse-midwives; and physician’s assistants. Physician specialties may include: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, geriatrics, or psychiatry. Nurse practitioners and physician assistant’s specialties: adult, family, pediatrics, psychiatry/mental health, geriatrics, or women’s health. Applicants must be United States citizens or U.S. Nationals, have no outstanding contractual obligation for health professional services to the Federal Government, State or other entity, no judgment lien against their property for a debt to the U.S. and not be excluded, debarred, suspended, or disqualified by a Federal agency. Initial eligibility will be evaluated through a background and credit check. Awarded recipients will be selected by the Hawaii Medical Education Council. All applications must be submitted by October 1, 2012. Click here to apply.
3 physicians will be selected to receive loan funding of $40,000.00 in YR 1 and $40,000.00 in YR 2. An additional 9 physicians will be selected in year 2 to receive loan funding of $40,000.00. All will be obligated to commit to 2 years of service at HSLR sites. HSLR sites are public or non-profit private entities located in and providing health services in health professional shortage areas, known as HPSA's. HPSA's are defined by HRSA as having shortages of primary medical care, dental or mental health providers and may be geographic, demographic or institutional.These areas include federally-qualified health centers, rural health clinics, critical access hospitals, long-term care facilities, community outpatient facilities, free clinics, school based health clinics, state or federal correctional facilities and solo or group practices. A map of the HPSA's locations can be viewed here. To learn more about HPSA's, visit: http://hpsafind.hrsa.gov/
In addition to caring for the community they serve, recipients are expected to be involved with workforce development activities, like health career recruitment and teaching. The Hawaii Student Loan Repayment Program will improve the number of primary care providers in medically underserved areas of Hawaii. It will improve the retention of health care providers in medically underserved areas by lessoning the burden of large debt preventing many from choosing primary care careers in these areas.
For more information about this opportunity click here or fill out this interest form for further details on applying.
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2013 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program
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The application cycle will remain open through May 14, 2013. The Application and Program Guidance can be found on the NHSC Website, www.nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/index.html
and contains all of the requirements and program details.
The NHSC Scholarship Program removes the burden of overwhelming educational debt, allowing health professions students to pursue their passion for primary care and serving the underserved.
For each year of financial support (up to four years) a Scholarship recipient serves one year (minimum two years) in an NHSC-approved site in high-need urban, rural, and frontier communities across the nation. Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a monthly living stipend (taxable).
All students applying to the program must be a U.S. citizen or national and enrolled or accepted in an eligible degree program at a U.S. accredited school in Medicine: MD or DO; Dentistry: DMD or DDS; Nurse Practitioner (Adult, Family, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatric, or Women’s health); Certified Nurse-Midwife; and Physician Assistant.
As in previous years, the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program will be competitive. More info at http://www.nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/index.html
The Invisible Wounds of War:
Working w/ service members, veterans & their families
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On July 13, 2012, JABSOM hosted a free CME program designed to share practical information about military
culture and the needs and concerns of service members, veterans and military families. Topics
included Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI),
Military Culture, Rural Mental health, Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and the impact on
individuals and their families.
Those who attended included: Primary care providers, Psychologists, Social Workers, Professional
Counselors, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists
and Audiologists, Occupational Therapists, Public Health Professionals and other
health care professionals who provide services to service members, veterans and military
This program was for mental health professionals who wanted to expand their perspective
and gain better understanding of how to connect with and help our combat
veterans and their families.
Missed it? No problem, watch the 2 part video of this program: Video 1 , Video 2
The 2012 Hawaii Physician's Workforce Summit: April 14, 2012
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