There is a new Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) loan repayment and direct incentive opportunity for selected healthcare practitioners in state fiscal year 2013 and onward. This regards Alaska’s SHARP program, now in its third year of operation by the State of Alaska, the purpose of which is to recruit and retain healthcare professionals to serve in DHSS-designated healthcare service shortage areas. Entitled SHARP-II, this new opportunity was established to help ensure that residents throughout the state, including recipients of medical assistance and Medicare, have access to healthcare and that residents of rural areas of the state, in particular, experience improved access to healthcare services. SHARP-II is intended to help address the worsening shortage of certain healthcare professionals in the state by increasing the number and improving the distribution of healthcare professionals who provide direct patient care.
Mat-Su Health Foundation Program Associate
Mat-Su Health Foundation in Wasilla, AK seeks a full-time Program Associate to implement grant programs and strategies with funding partners and grantees to advance the MSHF mission and vision. Annual salary range is $50K to $55K DOE with benefits and opportunity for advancement. A complete job description w/listing of position qualifications is available at healthymatsu.org. To apply, email cover letter, resume, and 3 references by 8:00 am February 11, 2013.
Thank you to all the speakers, sponsors and participants who joined us for the 2013 Alaska Public Health Summit in Anchorage on January 14 to 16. It was a great event that we could not have pulled off without you (and what would be the point?). Next year’s summit will be at the end of January. Mark your calendars!
This fall the ALPHA Board has been working hard to set up accounts for our friends and members to purchase gear with the ALPHA logo on them. Visit our Cafe Press site for mugs, hats, tees, totes and more, or order a fleece vest at the Summit. Not a member? Come visit us at the ALPHA table just inside the main ballroom at the Summit.
by Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Radio Network
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