Office of Rural Health
Federal Scholarship & Loan Repayment Programs

Federal scholarship and loan repayment programs are available through the National Health Service Corps.  The National Health Service Corps is committed to improving the health of the Nation's underserved. It unites communities in need with caring health professionals and support their efforts to build better systems of care.

Approximately 50 million people live in communities without access to primary health care. The National Health Service Corps is working to change this by helping medically underserved communities recruit and retain primary care clinicians.  These clinicians include primary healthcare providers, dental providers and mental and behavioral health professionals.


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More than 30,000 health professionals have served with NHSC since 1972. Current field strength totals more than 6,000 clinicians/health care professionals.  These professionals are influencing the outcomes of underserved populations and communities. Many of these clinicians have remained in service after fulfilling their initial NHSC commitments.

In Nebraska, there are currently 50 National Health Service Corps providers under obligation who are providing services in underserved areas.  Tom Rauner with the Office of Rural Health may be contacted for additional information, thomas.rauner@nebraska.gov, (402) 471-0148.

Contact Information:
Nebraska Office of Rural Health
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
402-471-2337
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