Educational Institutions

Health Professions Education Foundation

  • Sacramento, CA
  • www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

Mission Statement

The Health Professions Education Foundation improves access to healthcare in underserved areas of California by providing scholarships, loan repayments, and programs to health professional students and graduates who are dedicated to providing direct patient care in those areas. In return for this support, recipients agree to provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area (MUA) of California for a period of one to four years.

Main Programs

  1. Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program
  2. Vocational Nurse Scholarship
  3. Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
  4. Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship
  5. Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship
  6. Health Professions Education Scholarship Program
  7. Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program
  8. Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program
  9. Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment
  10. Health Professions Loan Repayment Program
  11. Mental Health Loan Assumption Program
  12. Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program
  13. Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment
  14. Workforce Education and Training Stipend Programs
  15. Workforce Education and Training Residency Programs
  16. Workforce Education and Training Technical Assistance Center
  17. Workforce Education and Training Regional Partnerships
  18. Workforce Education and Training Five-Year Plan
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

The Foundation provides scholarship, loan repayment and programs to students and graduates who agree to practice in California's medically underserved communities. Housed in the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, the Foundation's track record of delivering health providers to areas of need has resulted in approximately 5,394 awards totaling more than $47 million to allied health, nursing, mental health and medical students and recent graduates practicing in 57 of California's 58 counties.

ruling year

1993

Acting Executive Director

Self-reported

Karen Isenhower

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EIN

68-0178150

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (F12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program

Priority will be given to students accepted or enrolled into Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Assistant, Medical Imaging, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiation Therapy Technology, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Social Work, Speech Therapy, Surgical Technician, and Ultrasound Technician. Other allied health professions may apply.

Those awarded the Allied Healthcare Scholarship may receive up to $4,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a one-year service obligation or 100 volunteer hours practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state or veterans facility.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

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Program 2

Vocational Nurse Scholarship

Scholarships are available to students accepted or enrolled into an accredited California vocational nursing program approved by the Board of Vocational Nurse.

Those awarded the Vocational Nurse Scholarship may receive up to $4,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state or veterans facility.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

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Program 3

Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships

LVN graduates may apply concurrently to the Foundation's Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship, and if rejected, may then apply for this scholarship. Scholarships are available to students who are licensed vocational nurses and are accepted or enrolled into an accredited California registered nursing program approved by the Board of Registered Nurse.

Those awarded the Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship may receive up to $8,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state or veterans facility.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

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Program 4

Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship

Students who are currently enrolled or accepted into an Associate Degree Nursing Program may receive up to $10,000 for one academic year. Those awarded the Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship may receive up to $10,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state or veterans facility.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

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Program 5

Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship

Students who are currently enrolled or accepted into a Bachelor of Science Nursing Program may apply and receive up to $13,000 for one academic year. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state, or veteran facility.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 6

Health Professions Education Scholarship Program

Priority will be given to those in the following professions: Certified Nurse Midwifery, Dental Hygienists, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Clinical Nurse Specialists students.

Those awarded the Health Professions Education Scholarship may receive up to $10,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state or veterans facility.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 7

Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program

Priority will be given to graduates of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Assistant, Medical Imaging, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiation Therapy Technology, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Social Work, Speech Therapy, Surgical Technician, and Ultrasound Technician. Other allied health professions may apply.

Those awarded the Allied Heathcare Loan Repayment may receive up to $4,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a one-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state or veterans facility.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 8

Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program

LVN graduates may only apply. Those awarded the Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment may receive up to $6,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state or veterans facility.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 9

Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment

BSN graduates who are currently licensed and working in medically underserved areas of California may apply. Those awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Loan Repayment may receive up to $8,000. If you were previously awarded the BSN loan repayment, you may be awarded a second time for up to an additional $11,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Each award requires an additional two year service obligation.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 10

Health Professions Loan Repayment Program

Priority will be given to those in the following professions: Certified Nurse Midwifery, Dental Hygienists, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Clinical Nurse Specialists graduates may only apply.

Those awarded the Health Professions Education Loan Repayment may receive up to $20,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state or veterans facility.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 11

Mental Health Loan Assumption Program

The MHLAP was created by the Mental Health Services Act (Act), passed by California voters in November 2004. The Act provided funding to develop a loan forgiveness program in order to retain qualified professionals working within the Public Mental Health System (PMHS). Through the Workforce Education and Training component of the Act, $5 million is allocated yearly to loan assumption awards. An award recipient may receive up to $10,000 to repay educational loans in exchange for a 12-month service obligation in a hard-to-fill or retain position within the County PMHS.

Eligible Professions: Counties determine which professions are eligible for their County's hard-to-fill/ retain positions. Eligible professions include, but are not limited to, Registered or Licensed Psychologists, Registered or Licensed Psychiatrists, Postdoctoral Psychological Assistants, Postdoctoral Psychological Trainees, Registered or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Registered or Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Interns , and Registered or Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in California.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

None

None

Budget

Program 12

Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program

Eligible professions include: Registered or Licensed Psychologists, Postdoctoral Psychological Assistants, Postdoctoral Psychological Trainees, Registered or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Registered or Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

An awardee may receive up to $15,000 to repay educational loans over a two-year period in exchange for a two (2) year commitment to practicing and providing direct care in a publicly funded or public mental health facility, a non-profit mental health facility, a mental health professions shortage area, or in a Public Mental Health System.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

None

None

Budget

Program 13

Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment

To be considered for an award, you must: Be an allopathic or osteopathic physician;
Be free of any contractual service obligations (i.e the National Health Service Corps Federal Loan Repayment Program or other financial incentive programs); Have outstanding educational debt from a government or commercial lending institution; Have a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in California; Be currently employed or have accepted employment in a Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) in California
Commit to providing full-time direct patient care in a HPSA for a minimum of three (3) years.

The Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program encourages recently licensed physicians to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in California. The program authorizes a plan for repaying up to $105,000 in educational loans in exchange for full-time service for a minimum of three (3) years.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 14

Workforce Education and Training Stipend Programs

OSHPD administers, through contracts with ten higher educational entities, stipend programs for graduate students who plan to work in the public mental health system. The goals of the stipend programs are to increase the number of licensed mental health professionals in public mental health, and to incorporate the MHSA principles into graduate level curriculum. The graduate degrees represented in the WET stipend program are: Master of Social Work (Social Workers); Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); Clinical Psychologist (CIPSYCH); and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

Category

Student Financial Aid

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$9,806,856.00

Program 15

Workforce Education and Training Residency Programs

The psychiatric residency programs ensure that the psychiatric residents receive training in the County public mental health system, working with the populations prioritized by that community. Further, the psychiatric residents are encouraged to continue working in the California public mental health system after their rotations end.

Category

Student Financial Aid

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$474,099.00

Program 16

Workforce Education and Training Technical Assistance Center

To promote the employment of mental health clients and family members in the mental health system (WIC Section 5822(g)), DMH has contracted with Working Well Together (WWT) to establish a statewide technical assistance center. WWT is a collaborative of four statewide mental health agencies (California Network of Mental Health Clients, NAMI California, United Advocates for Children and Families, and the California Institute for Mental Health). WWT promotes the employment of individuals with client and family member experience in the public mental health system. The center gathers and develops resources to assist public mental health agencies in recruiting, hiring, training, supporting and retaining multicultural consumers, family members and parents/caregivers as employees.

Category

Professional Development & Training

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$800,000.00

Program 17

Workforce Education and Training Regional Partnerships

Five Regional Partnerships (RPs) have formed across the state to promote building and improving local workforce, education and training resources (WIC Section 5822(d)). The RP collaboratives represent Bay Area counties; Central Valley counties; Southern counties; Los Angeles County; and Superior Region counties. RPs include representation from mental health, community agencies, educational/training entities, consumers, family members, and other partners to plan and implement programs that build and improve local workforce education and training resources. Each RP focuses on projects and goals specific to their regional needs.

Category

Professional Development & Training

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$3,000,000.00

Program 18

Workforce Education and Training Five-Year Plan

The Five-Year Plan, required in Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 5820-5822, was approved by the California Mental Health Planning Council in April 2008. It covers the period April 2008 to April 2013, with subsequent plans to be developed every five years. This document articulates a vision, values and mission for implementation of Workforce, Education and Training programs and activities. The Plan provides guidance to assist in long-range planning toward an integrated mental health service delivery system.

Category

Professional Development & Training

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

The Foundation provides scholarship, loan repayment and programs to students and graduates who agree to practice in California's medically underserved communities. Housed in the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, the Foundation's track record of delivering health providers to areas of need has resulted in approximately 5,394 awards totaling more than $47 million to allied health, nursing, mental health and medical students and recent graduates practicing in 57 of California's 58 counties.

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HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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Health Professions Education Foundation

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Acting Executive Director

Karen Isenhower

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gary Gitnick M.D.

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