Office of Workforce Development


To improve accessibility and quality of care by implementing program to increase in health care providers across the state especially in rural areas of the State, areas considered to have health professional shortage and/or medically underserved areas/ population.

What does this program do?

  • Ensure adequate health workforce especially in the most high need areas.
  • Market and Administer Workforce Programs (J-1 Visa, State Loan Repayment Program, National Health Service Corps, Preceptor Tax Credit​) to expand access in underserved communities.
  • Utilize data and local community engagement to understand workforce needs.




This year the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program has allocated up to 50 percent of the remaining available funds for NPs. Of the 50 percent allocated for NPs, up to 20 percent is available for psychiatric NPs.

The loan repayment program application cycle closes on February 25.​​

Where can I learn more?

To sign up for our Workforce Listserv to receive updates about our programs click​ he​re​​​​. 

Questions or comments may be directed​​. For our updated contact information, please refer to the toolbar 'Popular Links' for the 'Staff Directory.'

Last updated: 2022 September 23