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.
Health Professional Education Loan Repayment Grants: Number of Awards by Profession and Fiscal Year, Utah, FY08-FY18
Data SourceOffice of Primary Care and Rural Health, Utah Department of Health
Data NotesThere were no awards given from 2011 to 2015 due to the program going unfunded for those years.
The nurse category includes LPN, RN, APRN, and NP.
How Are We Doing?Since 1990, health professionals recruited to work in medically underserved areas of Utah cover 28 of Utah's 29 counties, and include 23 dentists, 54 mental health therapists, 212 nurses, 96 physicians, and 35 physician assistants.
Healthy People Objective: (Developmental) Increase the number of practicing primary care providersU.S. Target: Not applicable
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 10/29/2018