Want to find out the latest information on your health condition? All you need to do is pick up the phone or go online to get the most up-to-date information from the government’s team of health professionals. Several great starting places to learn more include: National Health Information Center, P.O. Box 1133, Washington, DC 20013; 800-336-4797; National Women’s Health Information Center, U.S. Public Health Service, Office of Women’s Health, 1600 Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30333; 800-944-WOMEN; National Institutes of Health, Office of Communications, Building 1, Room 344, 1 Center Dr., MCS 0188, Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-496-4000.
(Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program 93.164)
To ensure that there are enough trained health professionals, the Indian Health Service provides for the repayment of loans to those professionals who agree to serve in an Indian Health Service Facility. Money can be used for the repayment of student loans. The minimum period of participation is two years, and the maximum loan payment is $20,000 per year. Contact the Indian Health Service, Loan Repayment Program, 801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-443-3369; Continue reading
(Health Professions Recruitment Program For Indians 93.970)
The program objective is to increase the number of American Indians and Alaskan Natives who become health professionals. Some of the projects funded include the recruitment of American Indians into health care programs, a variety of retention services once students have enrolled, and scholarship support. Students should contact their school directly for assistance. Contact Indian Health Service, Division of Health Professions Support, 801 Thompson Ave., Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-443-4242; Continue reading