Expand incentives such as scholarships and loans with service requirements and loan repayment or forgiveness programs for health care providers who practice in rural or other underserved areas
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Access to Care"
Expand use of J-1 physician visa waivers for foreign-born physicians who have trained in the US and will serve patients in designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)
Increase access to LARCs through cost reduction, comprehensive birth control counseling, provider training, efforts to ensure availability at local clinics, etc.
Increase wages and benefits for personal or home care workers, nurse aides, and others who provide direct care to patients in long-term care (LTC) settings
Provide prenatal and interconception care, family planning and case management services, and group-based education to eligible women via Healthy Start
Provide continuous, comprehensive, whole person primary care that uses a coordinated team of medical providers across the health care system
Regulate mental health insurance to increase access to mental health services, including treatment for substance use disorders
Pair new nurses with more experienced nurses who act as a resource and provide support as the new nurse establishes her or himself professionally
Deliver health care services and support to individuals with mental health concerns via mobile devices using text messaging or mobile applications (apps)
Offer reproductive health services (e.g., pregnancy tests, prenatal and postpartum care, gynecological exams, STI screenings, etc.), health education, and social service referrals via medically equipped vans