Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Application Cycle Close Date

The June 2020 Oregon Office of Rural Health Newsletter incorrectly listed the Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Application cycle close date as June, 30, when the close date is in actuality July 30, 2020. Eligible providers working at qualifying practice site who wish to have their application considered for the current cycle must submit a completed application no later than 5:00 PM (Pacific Time) on July 30, 2020. Eligible providers are highly encouraged to submit their application as far in advance of the close date as possible. More information, including current and future close dates, can be found on the program‘s webpage.



HERO - Helping EMS in Rural Oregon

The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) is pleased to announce the opening of the competitive Helping EMS in Rural Oregon: HERO grant application cycle for 2020. The application period opens June 1, and closes at 5pm on June 30, 2020. Four rural and/or frontier agencies will be awarded up to $2500 each, with an agency match component. Awardees will be notified by July 10, 2020. The fillable PDF application form is attached, and is also available on the ORH HERO web page.


The 2020 HERO award is made possible by a very generous donation from the former board of the Port Orford Community Ambulance (POCA). Though the work of POCA is ended, their legacy will provide rural and frontier community EMS resources direct to agencies. We are grateful to all that POCA providers contributed to their community for over 60 years. Thank you.

About the HERO Campaign

The Oregon Office of Rural Health HERO grant provides funds to help rural and frontier Emergency Medical Services agencies pay for training. If you represent a rural EMS agency that wishes to conduct an in-house training, and perhaps include EMS personnel from surrounding communities, this grant is for you. Funds may also be used to send staff to training that cannot be offered locally. You may apply for funding for any training class or exercise completed within the next 12 months.


*Please note that your agency must be located in a rural or frontier area and recognized by the Oregon Health Authority EMS & Trauma Systems Program as an organization that participates in Oregon’s 9-1-1 response system.


For questions about the HERO campaign or award program please contact Rebecca Dobert | dobert@ohsu.edu | (971) 271-0481.

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