Rural Opioid Educational Resources

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health has developed a compendium of all Rural Opioid Educational Resources available across their website to aid individuals looking for education, tools, and other resources. This includes reports, webinar presentations, meeting presentations, and a compendium of resources and lessons learned from grantees of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal (ROOR) grant program. As new resources become available, more information will be added. Click here to visit the NOSORH page.

Rural PREP Microresearch Funding

APPLICATION DUE JUNE 18. “Microsearch is a community-based research approach that supports, with small “seed grant” funding, locally generated and implemented projects leading to local solutions to problems in underserved communities, resulting in big impact.” Rural PREP is providing multiple awards of up to $4,000 each to encourage research by learners in rural health professions education and training about:

  • Rural primary care
  • Rural population health
  • Rural health workforce education and training

See Rural PREP website for more information.

Research Travel Support

Rural PREP provides travel support to encourage and promote research and scholarly activity in rural health professions education.  Up to $1,000 in travel support – for expenses such as transportation, conference registration, and per diem – will be awarded to individuals presenting at regional (multi-state), national and international meetings held within the United States. Eligible research presentations include research about rural health systems or scholarly activity completed in a rural setting. Find out more and apply at Rural PREP . (Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research Education and Practice (Rural PREP))

Scrubs Camp

High school students get a full day experiencing different Health Care Careers. Find out more at the AHECWW Scrubs Camp page (Registration has closed for 2018 summer).

Learner Centered Research Mentoring

New researchers often face challenges in finding and focusing specific research questions. The path for a clinical problem or a personal interest to a specific researchable question is often a long journey. A mentor can help along the way. Everyone has the opportunity to be both a mentor and mentee. This webinar is designed to help mentors understand both roles in order to build productive relationships and complete successful studies. (Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research Education and Practice (Rural PREP))

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm (EST) Register here.

National Health Service Corps Scholarships

You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines: Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus), Certified Nurse-Midwives, Physician Assistants. The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community. Click here to learn more from HRSA.

Students to Service Program

Are you a medical or dental student in your final year of school?
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need. Click here to learn more from HRSA.

HPSA Find Link

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are designated by HRSA as having shortages of primary care, dental care, or mental health providers and may be geographic (a county or service area), population (e.g., low income or Medicaid eligible) or facilities (e.g., federally qualified health centers, or state or federal prisons). Click here to link to the HPSA search, to aid with your loan repayment research.

HIV/AIDS and First Aid Training

Learn more about requirements for HIV/AIDS training requirements at the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) website. You are required to have AIDS education if you (1) work as a health care professional or in a state licensed or certified health care facility in Washington, or (2) want to get a license, certification or registration to practice a regulated health care profession in Washington state. The DOH site lists details on HIV/AIDS trainings in the state.

Credentialing for Healthcare Professions

Learn where you can access First Aid training, and about the credentialing requirements for various healthcare professionals at the Washington State Department of Health credentialing page.

Mental Health First Aid

Learn more about Mental Health First Aid and accessing training.

General College Resources

Big Future is a service of the College Board to help connect students to college success and opportunity. The Big Future website provides general information about the college experience, including exploring educational programs, paying for college, career search tools, and finding colleges by program type.

Resources for Career Exploration

Current and future health sciences students, and high school student exploring health career options will find resources and links for certificate programs, summer programs, and more.
Career Exploration/High School Programs lists summer programs for youth
Certificates and Training links to on-line and on-site programs to earn healthcare credentials

Scholarship and Financial Resources links that give answers about scholarships:

The Washington Scholarship Coalition operates the  website where students can easily be matched to available scholarships specific to their situation. Assistance with financial aid application forms is also available.
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship helps low- and middle-income students pursuing high-demand majors in the health care fields. 1850 new scholarships will be awarded.

General Training

Work Source Washington provides a wealth of information about career training and programs to help you navigate career planning.
The AHECWW training pages provide links and details for a wide variety of healthcare certificate and degree programs.

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.

Resources for Veteran Students

Click here to visit the Veterans’ Resources page on the Allied Health Center of Excellence website. You’ll find here information on employment initiatives for veterans, as well as resource links for veterans.