Rural Network Allied Health Training Program

09/11/15  Portland, Ore.

The Rural Network Allied Health Training Program, authorized by the Public Health Service Act, Section 330A(e) (42 U.S.C. 254(c)(f)), will support the recruitment, clinical training and retention of allied health professionals in rural communities.

Approximately 10 grantees in existing networks of three or more community health organizations will partner with local community colleges and other accredited educational institutions (such as vocational and technical colleges) to develop formal clinical training programs for allied health professions, including but not limited to:

  • Dental hygienists
  • Diagnostic imaging technologists (sonography, radiology, etc.)
  • Medical/clinical laboratory technicians
  • Paramedics
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Psychiatry/mental/behavioral health technicians
  • Physical therapy assistants

The formal training programs will target enrolled allied health students, to include displaced workers and veterans, for training rotation and eventual employment with health providers in rural communities. Total funding for the three-year program is $1,994,150.


This is a pilot program that started August 1, 2015 and end in 2017.

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