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State Loan Repayment Program

What is the State Loan Repayment Program?

The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is part of the overall strategy of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to improve access to underserved communities. Loan repayment awards made through this program are funded with a combination of Federal, State, and community funds. Since the program's inception, 38 States have participated, awarding over 1500 loan repayment awards to primary care health professionals.

How Does It Work?

The Federal Government provides up to 50 percent of the funds to make loan repayment awards to primary care health professionals. The remaining 50 percent of the loan repayment award comes from State and/or community resources.

Who Is Eligible?

Primary care health professionals who are providing full-time clinical services in a public or non-profit facility located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area. Eligibility requirements and benefits vary from State-to-State.

Where can I learn More About This Program?

Please write or call these State contacts:

Cleve E. Money
Alabama Department of Public Health
Office of Primary and Rural Health
RSA Tower, Suite 840, P.O. Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
800-255-1992 334-206-5434 (Fax)
Belinda Ehlert, Health Program Manager
Office of Primary Care Resources
Arizona Department of Health Services
1740 W. Adams, Room 302
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-2954 602-542-2011 (Fax)
Delia R. Santiago, Program Manager
Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development
1600 9th Street, Room 440
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-654-1833 916-654-3138 (Fax)
Daniel A. Navarro, Program Coordinator
UCHSC Colorado AHEC Program
P.O. Box 6508/MS F433
Aurora, CO 80045-0508
303-724-0330 303-724-0891 (Fax)
Elizabeth Hicken
State of CT, Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
860-509-8096 860-509-7720 (Fax)
Paula K. Roy, Executive Director
Delaware Health Care Commission
150 William Penn Street, Tatnall Building
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-6906 302-739-6927
Brenda A. Williams, Interim Executive Director
State Medical Education Board
270 Washington Street, S.W., 7th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-2227 404-651-5788 (Fax)
Roger Ricketts, Chief, Ctr. for Rural Health
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 W. Jefferson Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62761
1-800-821-3635 217-782-2547 (Fax)

Pat Kehoe
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building, 3rd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
515-281-8517 515-242-6384 (Fax)

Lola Dixon
State Office of Rural Health
University of Kentucky Center for Rural Health
100 airport Gardens Road, #10
Hazard, KY 41701
606-439-3557 606-436-8833 (Fax)
Jeanne Haupt
Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
P.O. Box 2870
1201 Capitol Access Road, 5th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
225-342-3506 225-342-5839 (Fax)

Sophie Glidden, Director Primary Health Care
State of Maine, Dept. of Human Services
35 Anthony Avenue
State House Station #11
Augusta, ME 04333
207-624-5424 207-624-5431 (Fax)

Antoinette W. Coward, M.S., C.H.E.S.,
Office of Primary Care Services
Maryland Dept. Health & Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-5602 410-333-7501 (Fax)

Catherine Sibble
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-624-6043 617-624-6062 (Fax)

Steven Creamer, M.A., State LRP
Michigan Department of Community Health
Health Legislation and Policy Development
320 S. Walnut St., Lewis Cass Bldg., 6th Flr.
Lansing, MI 48913
517-241-9946 517-241-2962 (Fax)

Karen Welter
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
651-282-6334 651-297-5808 (Fax)

Harold Kirby
Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of Health Care Access & Assessment
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-6219 573-526-4102 (Fax)

Teryl Elsinger
Nevada Office of Rural Health
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
702-738-3828 702-784-4544 (Fax)

New Hampshire
Bryan Ayars, Bureau Chief
Rural Health & Primary Care
NH Department of Health & Human Svcs.
6 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-4547 603-271-4372 (Fax)

New Jersey
Sharon W. Bryant, Administrator
Primary Care Loan Redemption Program of NJ
ADMC, Room 119
30 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07107-3001
973-972-4605 973-972-5320 (Fax)
North Dakota
Mary Amundson,
University of North Dakota
Center for Rural Health
P.O. Box 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
701-777-2389 (Fax)
Coleen Schwartz
Recruitment & Retention Coordator
Primary Care & Rural Health Program
Ohio Department of Health
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614-644-8508 614-644-9850 (Fax)

Leslie Best, Director
Division of Health Professions Develop.
PA Dept. Health, Bureau of Health Planning
7th & Forester Streets, Room 709
Harrisburg, PA 17108
717-772-5298 717-783-3794 (Fax)

Rhode Island
Dolores DiOrio, RN, M.Ed.,
Rhode Island Department of Health
Cannon Building, Room 408
Providence, RI 02908
401-222-1171 401-277-4415 (Fax)
South Carolina
Mark Griffin
South Carolina AHEC
State Office of Rural Health
220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 402
Columbia, SC 29210
803-771-2810 803-771-4213 (Fax)
South Dakota
Sandra Durick
South Dakota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health
600 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-4412 605-773-5904 (Fax)
Cynthia Valenzuela-Hagemier
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711
512-427-6367 512-427-6570 (Fax)
Erin Olsen, Support Services Coordinator
Utah Dept of Health
Bureau Primary Care, Rural, & Ethnic Health
PO Box 142005
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2005
801-538-6113 801-538-6387 (Fax)
Eileen Edwards Harris
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Health Policy and Planning
109 Governor Street, Suite 1016 East
Richmond, VA 23219
804-864-7435 804-864-7440 (Fax)
Kathy McVay
State of Washington
Higher Education Coordinating Board
917 Lakeridge Way, SW
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
360-558-4382 360-753-7808 (Fax)
West Virginia
Linda Atkins, Director
Office of Community and Rural Health Services
Division of Recruitment
350 Capitol Street, Room 515
Charleston, WV 25301-3716
888-442-3456 304-558-1437 (Fax)

Jane Thomas
Wisconsin Department of Commerce
P.O. Box 7970
Madison, WI 53707
608-267-3838 608-266-8969 (Fax)


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