Important Facts for UDOH Support for Health Professional Education (Grants Program)
DefinitionNumber of awards and total funds awarded for health professional educational loan repayment program. The name of the program is the Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program.
NumeratorNumber of awards and total funds awarded for health professional educational loan repayment program.
Why Is This Important?The Division of Family Health and Preparedness, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, supports the Utah Health Care Work Force Financial Assistance Program (26-46, UCA). The program is funded with one time state general funds and matching federal funds. The Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program (HCWFAP) was created to provide professional education scholarships and loan repayment assistance to health care professionals who locate or continue to practice in underserved areas of Utah. The purpose of the HCWFAP is to increase and maintain the number of health care professionals practicing in rural and underserved areas.
Healthy People Objective AHS-4:(Developmental) Increase the number of practicing primary care providers
U.S. Target: Not applicable