Contract: $199,999 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Sep. 28, 2009
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Award Description: The SEARCH program offers an opportunity to work with academic programs and community partners at health care delivery sites located in underserved areas or serving underserved populations, to expand opportunities for NHCS scholars and other students in primary care disciplines who are interested in practice in rural and urban underserved areas to complete regular curriculum or elective clinical training requirements at these sites. In particular, SEARCH seeks to develop opportunites for health professions students and residents to serve on multidisciplinary health care teams in underserved communities. The Wisconsin SEARCH program will concentrate on development of three types of sites: federally qualified health centers and other safety providers; rural health clinics; and other community sites in or adjacent to underserved areas that offer excellent opportunities for the student to experience healthcare delivery in multi-professional community healthcare teams, particularly locations moving toward implementation of primary care medical home model and locations adopting health information technology systems for better care management. Where appropriate, students will also have opportunites to work at critical access hospitals and local health departments. In addition to providing excellent training opportunites for students who are NHSC scholarship recipients and academic linkages for NHSC scholars and loan repayers practicing in underserved communities, Wisconsin SEARCH program priorities include: Providing assistance to primary care training programs seeking to develop opportunities for students to fulfill core curriculum requirements through rotations at underserved community sites. Several health professions programs are eager to partner with these sites, but have been unable to arrange student placement due to burden of travel and housing cost for the students. Attacting students in all the targeted primary practice professions to elective rotations at underserved area sites, where excellent training opportunities exist, by providing travel and housing assistance. Developing the capacity of Wisconsin's federally qualified health centers to become 'teaching community health centers,' primary sites of education and residency training that are part of the health professionals' educational mainstream. With a substantial contribution of time from partnering health professions programs for site development, and from community primary care providers for student percepting and mentoring, the Wisconsin SEARCH program expects to provide placements for approximately 69 health professions students annually, or 355 student-weeks of clinical training at about 47 participating sites.
Project Description: See award description above.
Jobs Summary: The University of Wisconsin - Madison appreciates the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding to sustain our research endeavors. As of September 30, 2009, no jobs have been created or retained on this award. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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