Our mission is to define and promote the development of a health care system that assures the availability and accessibility of quality health care services to meet the needs of people living in rural Nebraska.
Programs and activities are designed to assist rural Nebraskans get high quality health care through: recruitment and retention, hospital maintenance, community planning, health care networks and cooperative ventures, identifying community leaders, developing leadership skills, and having an information clearinghouse.
The Office develops state rural health policy in consultation with the Rural Health Advisory Commission.
Loan repayment awards are available to Nebraska licensed primary care, mental, dental and allied health professionals. See a list of eligible disciplines and shortage areas.
There is one application for both of the state loan repayment programs. The individual seeking loan repayment must initiate the application. Once they complete and submit their portion, a notice will be sent to the entity providing the matching funds. The entity then completes the application. Applications will be deleted from the system if they remain incomplete after 90 days.
Phone: (402) 471-2337FAX: (402) 471-0180
Margaret Brockman – Administrator, Office of Rural Health
Nancy Jo Hansen – Health Program Manager
Tom Rauner – Health Program Manager
Rachael Wolfe - Health Program Manager
Deb Stoltenberg – Staff Assistant
Ann Larimer – Secretary/Website Contact