A number of federal and state student loan repayment and scholarship programs are designed to recruit and retain health professionals in areas that have shortages of providers. These programs include:
Provider Recruitment and Retention Toolkit, Webinar Series, and Resources
Successful recruitment and retention of providers helps to improve and stabilize quality of care for a community. From an organizational perspective, successful recruitment and retention of providers helps an organization avoid costs related to finding a new provider and the subsequent disruption of service delivery. The retention toolkit, webinar series, resources, and powerpoint documents featured below provide information on developing a successful retention plan.
Wisconsin Provider Recruitment and Retention Webinar Series (exit DHS)
The webinars topics include: recruitment, calculating retention costs, development of a retention plan, and provider integration and onboarding.
Midwest Retention Toolkit (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Midwest Retention Toolkit Webinar Presentation (PDF, 1.0 MB)
Comparison of Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs
Areas where health professionals are fulfilling service obligations
Health Care Providers with Service Obligations, January 2011 (PDF, 650 KB) This map displays the number of full time equivalents (FTE) fulfilling a service obligation in a state or federal loan repayment program or the J-1 visa waiver program by county of their primary work site. This is a mix of primary care, dental, and mental health professionals.