The CMSP Loan Repayment Program increases the number of primary care physicians, psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and dentists practicing in medically underserved areas. CMSP in partnership with the State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) assists with the repayment of qualified educational loans for primary care healthcare professionals who provide healthcare services at an approved site located in the 35 CMSP counties.
For more information on the CMSP loan repayment program, visit https://oshpd.ca.gov/HWDD/
2018 CMSP Loan Repayment Program Application Cycle
The 2018 CMSP Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now closed. CMSP received 66 applications during this cycle, a 37 percent increase from 2017. OSHPD will notify applicants selected for awards in May 2018.
HEALTH CAREERS TRAINING PROGRAM–MINI GRANTS
2017/18 Mini Grants Application Cycle
The 2017-18 Mini Grants application cycle is now closed.Mini Grants received 54 applications. OSHPD will notify awarded organizations on May 16, 2018.
The NHSC Loan Repayment Program application cycle is open through
April 23, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. The NHSC Loan Repayment Program assists in the recruitment and retention of medical, nursing, dental, and mental health clinicians in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). The program offers educational loan repayments to providers of eligible health disciplines in exchange for practicing in a HPSA.
Song-Brown awards grants to training programs committed to increasing the number of primary care providers in California.
For more information on the Song-Brown program, visit https://oshpd.ca.gov/HWDD/
The Primary Care Residency (PCR) application will open on April 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Applications are due May 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Registration is currently open.
California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission Meetings
The California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission will hold its annual policy meeting on June 13-14, 2018 at OSHPD headquarters in Sacramento.
Song-Brown Family Physician Training Act Contributions
As physicians, you can help increase access to quality care for many of California’s underserved populations by voluntarily contributing $25 to Song-Brown when you renew your physician license. Your contributions will support a program that has been committed to serving primary care programs throughout the state for over 40 years.
The WET program aims to reduce the shortage of mental health practitioners in the public mental health system through grants that support stipends, educational capacity, consumer and family member employment, peer personnel preparation, workforce retention, and pipeline programs as well as regional partnerships.
OSHPD released the Public Mental/Behavioral Health Pipeline Program RFA on
April 2,2018. This RFA will fund organizations to support the implementation of new, or to supplement existing, mental health pipeline programs. Applications are due by May 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm.
April 11, 2018–Song-Brown PCR Program application opens
May 11, 2018–WET Public Mental/Behavioral Health Pipeline Program application due
May 14, 2018–Song-Brown PCR Program application closes
May 16, 2018–Mini Grants awardees announced