NEW! National Health Service Corps funding for SUD treatment

NHSC received $105 million to expand and improve access to quality opioid and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment in rural and underserved areas nationwide. New categories of outpatient services and sites will be eligible for NHSC. Click here for more information from HRSA.

National Health Service Corps Site Application

Learn more about becoming a National Health Service Corps site, and click here to link to application. Applications are currently being accepted through August 14, 2018. Note: The following may be eligible Auto-Approved NHSC sites: 1) FQHCs; 2) FQHC Look-Alikes; 3) ITUs; 4) federal prisons; and 5) ICE Health Service Corps sites. Eligible auto-approved NHSC sites may submit an application to the NHSC at any
point in the year and are not required to submit an application during the NHSC site application cycles, nor are they required to submit a recertification application every three years.(source: 2018 NHSC Site Reference Guide)

3RNet (Recruitment & Retention)

3RNet is a nonprofit organization that connects health professionals searching for jobs in rural or underserved areas with health care facilities. Visit their website here for tips on recruitment and retention, to post jobs, or for a guide to workforce programs.

Employing People with Disabilities

Click here for information on employing individuals with disabilities. This report from the National Conference of State Legislatures contains federal and state policy information. Click here to link to Washington State Department and Industries’ Stay at Work program, which pays employers to help injured workers stay on the job, and explains how medical providers can help support this effort.

Sentinel Network

The Sentinel Network is an information network linking the healthcare industry with partners in education and training, policymakers and workforce planners to collectively identify and respond to new and changing demand for healthcare workers, skills and roles. Part of the Healthier Washington initiative, the Sentinel Network is a collaboration of state’s Workforce Board and the University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies, with funding from Washington’s Health Care Authority.
(source: www.wtb.wa.gov/HealthSentinel/)

Practice Transformation Support Hub

Managed by the Washington State Department of Health, the Practice Transformation Support Hub (Hub) is accelerating the dissemination and implementation of practice changes toward value-based care, providing support and assistance to help healthcare providers adopt and adapt.
(source: https://www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/healthier-washington/practice-transformation-support-hub)

Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center

The AIMS Center”>AIMS Center at the University of Washington is a group of faculty, staff and consultants dedicated to improving the health of populations by advancing the research and implementation of Collaborative Care, a specific model of integrated care developed at the University of Washington to treat common and persistent mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
(source: http://aims.uw.edu)

Qualis Health


Qualis Health is one of the nation’s leading population healthcare consulting organizations, partnering with our clients to improve care for millions of Americans every day. Qualis works with public and private sector clients to advance the quality, efficiency and value of healthcare.
Qualis Health is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with regional offices located in Alabama, Alaska, California, Idaho, the District of Columbia and New Mexico.
(source: www.qualishealth.org)

Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center

NRTRC provides technical assistance, program support, education and information to Telehealth Networks in our seven-state region. Increasing the use of Telehealth service throughout the region, especially to underserved populations, by providing no-cost assistance to Telehealth providers.
(source: https://www.nrtrc.org)

The National LGBT Health Education Center

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
The Education Center is a part of The Fenway Institute, the research, training, and health policy division of Fenway Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and one of the world’s largest LGBT-focused health centers.
(source: https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/)