The NHSC Support Network
As NHSC alumni, you have access to the full NHSC Support Network that supported you throughout your service.
Resources on this page
- Primary Care Offices (PCOs)
- Primary Care Associations (PCAs)
- Area Health Centers (AHECs)
- State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs)
Staff located in the Washington, DC, area support the needs of Corps members.
Ten regional offices provide dedicated contacts who know your area of the country.
|Region I – Boston: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT|
|Region II – New York: NJ, NY, PR, VI|
|Region III – Philadelphia: DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV|
|Region IV – Atlanta: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN|
|Region V – Chicago: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI|
|Region VI – Dallas: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX|
|Region VII – Kansas City: IA, KS, MO, NE|
|Region VIII – Denver: CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY|
|Region IX – San Francisco: AS, AZ, CA, CNMI, FM, GU, HI, MH, NV, PW|
|Region X – Seattle: AK, ID, OR, WA|
Web site – www.NHSC.hrsa.gov
Job Opportunities - http://nhscjobs.hrsa.gov/Search_HPOL.aspx
PCOs are State-level offices that work to improve access to health care services for residents of their State. They know providers and sites in their State—including NHSC-approved sites.
- Identify available jobs at NHSC-approved sites for qualified candidates you may not be able hire at your site
- Work with you to discuss and address the needs and barriers to primary health care in your State
- Answer questions for prospective sites about the NHSC site application process
PCAs are nonprofit organizations located in States that provide training and technical assistance to safety-net providers.
- Identify available jobs at NHSC-approved sites for qualified candidates you may not be able to hire at your site
- Answer questions about primary health care in your State
AHEC programs help recruit, train, and retain a health professions workforce committed to underserved populations.
AHECs can help you:
- Link members to community and academic educational partnerships
- Connect you with students or residents interested in educational opportunities and rotations in your area
SORHs work to improve access to health care in rural and underserved areas to reduce health disparities.
SORHs can help you:
- Access tools and resources for those serving in rural areas
- Find out about job opportunities at rural NHSC-approved sites
- Access networking opportunities with other rural providers
Ambassadors mentor NHSC providers and help recruit students and providers to the NHSC.
Ambassadors can help you:
- Answer questions you have about the NHSC
- Connect with potential Corps members who want to learn from your experiences
Find Ambassadors in your community.
NHSC Community Connections are ongoing and informal regional networking events where NHSC members and alumni have the opportunity to come together in person to share resources, best practices, and new ideas, and to connect with:
- Area Health Education Centers
- Primary Care Offices
- State Offices of Rural Health
- Primary Care Associations
- Student Experiences and Rotations in Community Health (SEARCH) grantees, and more.
Free to participate; RSVP requested. Please note that NHSC is unable to provide travel reimbursement to attend.