March 06, 2023
Have you ever wanted a peek behind the curtain of the CalHealthCares application review process? Now’s your chance!
With the most current CalHealthCares loan repayment grant application cycle closing soon, Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is looking forward to the next step in determining our Cohort 5 awardees – application review and scoring. To assist in this process, PHC is seeking volunteers from the medical and dental communities.
The review process takes place online and can be done as your schedule allows. Training and reference materials are made available to ensure volunteers are prepared to smoothly navigate the process. In accordance with the program criteria, volunteers are asked to sign a conflict-of-interest form prior to participation.
Those interested in lending their expertise to this process are invited to email CalHealthCares@phcdocs.org. Current plans are to host a virtual training session for reviewers on March 15, with formal reviews taking place March 20 through April 7. For those interested in participating, but challenged by the noted dates, please reach out as accommodations may be available.
CalHealthCares provides loan repayment on educational debt for California physicians and dentists who provide care to Medi-Cal patients. Funded by Proposition 56 voter-approved tobacco tax revenues, CalHealthCares has approximately $54 million for physicians and $9 million for dentists to fund loan repayments of up to $300,000 in exchange for a five-year commitment to providing care for Medi-Cal patients. Qualifying dentists can also apply for practice support grants in exchange for a 10-year commitment. For more information, visit calhealthcares.org.