The Colorado Health Foundation has provided a $6.48 million grant to the Colorado Health Services Corps to be used help repay student loans for primary-care doctors and other healthcare professionals who make a three-year commitment to practice in an underserved area.
Colo. foundation grant aimed at recruiting caregivers
The grant money will be administered by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, and is expected to help ease the education debt of some 48 physicians, nurses, physician assistants, dental hygienists and behavioral health providers, a news release said. In return, they agree to work at a Federally Qualified Health Center, rural health clinic or other safety net facility in a rural or underserved urban community, the release said.
Foundation spokeswoman Suzanne Beranek said primary-care physicians are eligible to receive up to $150,000 while other healthcare professionals may get up to $105,000.
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