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Utah’s Behavioral Health Workforce Reinvestment Initiative:
The Behavioral Health Workforce Reinvestment Initiative and Health Care Workforce Loan Repayment Programs are now a a three-year program serving multiple types of health providers. For the FY 2023, the award amounts have increased and the practicing sites must agree to a 20 % match. Please refer to the Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program for further updates.
The changes took effect July 01, 2022.
If you work in behavioral health and are interested in loan repayment options, applications and info are now available at the Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program page.
Providers who enroll in this program are asked to submit progress reports periodically to demonstrate their impact within their communities. Progress reports help to demonstrate the volume of patients who benefit from the providers’ services, the quality of care, and the how the financial assistance program has helped providers achieve their goals. The Primary Care and Rural Health office also invites providers to submit anecdotal stories to help demonstrate the success of the program to funders, and legislators, as well as to inspire new applicants to work in underserved communities in Utah.
Progress reports are typically submitted every six months. If you are a provider and you are wondering when your next progress report is due, details can be found in Attachment B of your contract.
Workforce Development Specialist
rdevine @ utah.gov