NDs who work in FQHCs can now qualify for a state loan incentive program. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Timothy "Bill" Walter applied for, and received, the Health Care Provider Loan Repayment award! This award and recognition shows the power of continued work and perseverance. The addition of NDs to state loan incentive programs shows that the tides may be changing for the recognition of the valuable contributions that NDs make to healthcare.
Please note that Public Service Loan Forgiveness is not considered a competing obligation, so you can receive both awards. You can always take a "part-time" award, even if you are technically a full-time employee, should you not meet the 40-hour requirement. Note that the site itself has to be approved, and there is a ranking system.
The Oregon Health Authority has asked that we share this information as they are actively encouraging more applicants to apply.