February 04, 2019
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Physician Workforce
Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is looking for people interested in California’s health care workforce to serve on the advisory council for PHC’s new loan repayment program. The program—which aims to increase access to care for California’s 13 million Medi-Cal patients—has been made possible by Proposition 56, which was sponsored in 2016 by the California Medical Association (CMA), California Hospital Association and Service International Employees Union-United Healthcare Workers West.
Prop. 56 provides a one-time allocation of $220 million for state loan repayment programs to incentivize providers to increase their Medi-Cal patient population. PHC will be administering the program on behalf of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
Eligible physicians and dentists may receive up to $300,000 in loan repayments in exchange for a five-year service obligation.
Email advisory council nominations by Feb. 8!