Grants available for health professionals in underserved areas

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The Colorado Health Service Corps issued $126,500 in loan repayment funds for health care professionals giving care to Colorado’s medically underserved.

Primary care doctors, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, licensed mental health professionals and dentists might be eligible for educational loan debt forgiveness of up to $105,000. The deadline to apply is March 31.

To participate in the Colorado Health Services Corps, health professionals must be employed or seeking full-time employment in an outpatient primary care practice in an area of Colorado with a health professional shortage. Successful applicants will agree to a term of service of two to three years.

The Colorado Health Services Corps is administered by the primary care office at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Money for the program comes from the state, the federal government, The Colorado Trust, the Colorado Health Foundation and the Comprecare Foundation.

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