PROVIDENCE, KY — Health First Community Health Center is pleased to announce that four Health First employees were selected by the Kentucky Office of Rural Health as awardees for the Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program. For the 2020 funding cycle, the KSLRP will competitively award a total of up to $400,000 to be allocated to 18 participants. Dr. Bryce Gibson, Maranda Miles, APRN, Jessica Utley, APRN and Keri Dunbar, RN were among the elite individuals selected this year to receive funding towards loan repayment.
The Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program is a 50/50 matching program that increases availability of primary health care services through repayment of education loans to eligible health professionals practicing in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). Applicants to the program are required to sign a 2 year commitment to practice with the eligible site. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to providing health care services to rural and/or underserved populations through documented experience and statement of intent.
A contract signing was held virtually with KORH representatives and members of the Health First executive staff.
For more information on the KSLRP visit: https://ruralhealth.med.uky.edu/kentucky-state-loan-repayment-program.