U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Health Occupations

Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration

The Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration, improves the health status of the population by providing national leadership in the development, distribution and retention of a diverse, culturally competent health workforce that provides the highest quality care of all. HRSA programs train health care professionals and place them where they are needed most. Grants support scholarship and loan repayment programs at colleges and universities to meet critical workforce shortages and promote diversity within the health professions.

Review Date: June 27, 2011

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

Through its Office of Employment Projections, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) develops 10 year projections of industry and occupational employment for use in career counseling and educational planning. Employment projections are developed every two years, using an econometric model of the economy in the target year and staffing patterns projected from BLS survey data. Projections for the 2000-10 period include approximately 35 health occupations and 8 health industry sectors.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

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Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration

The Division of Nursing is the key Federal focus for nursing education and practice. The Division provides national leadership to assure an adequate supply and distribution of qualified nursing personnel to meet the health needs of the Nation. Grants are offered to improve access to health care by helping health professions training programs address some of the most pressing needs across the U.S. health workforce.

Review Date: July 19, 2011

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National Health Service Corps, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) was established in 1970 to recruit health professionals for Health Professional Shortage Areas. Health professionals with service obligations under the NHSC Scholarship Program and NHSC Loan Repayment Program (administered by the Division of Scholarships and Loan Repayments) and volunteers are sent to communities with one primary care physician per fewer than 3,500 people. Information about the NHSC's provision of a health practitioner for a community is available from this office.

Review Date: July 14, 2011

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NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences - NIGMS

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is one of the National Institutes of Health, the principal medical research agency of the Federal Government. NIGMS primarily supports research that lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The Institute’s research training programs produce the next generation of scientists, and NIGMS has programs to increase the diversity of the biomedical and behavioral research workforce.

Review Date: July 26, 2011

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

USU has a worldwide reputation as a center of excellence for military and public health professions education and research. Programs are related directly to force health protection, tropical diseases, disaster medicine, military and public health medical readiness and adaptation to extreme environments. USU prepares outstanding scientists and health care practitioners for careers in service to the nation.

Review Date: December 13, 2011

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American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists was founded in 1969 to represent the interests of its members and promote safe and effective medication therapy for the nation's long-term care residents. ASCP members serve the full spectrum of long-term care settings, including nursing homes, subacute care and assisted living facilities, psychiatric hospitals, facilities for the mentally retarded, correctional institutions, hospices, and home care.

Review Date: December 12, 2008

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Association of Chiropractic Colleges

The Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) is comprised of accredited chiropractic educational programs in North America and affiliate member institutions worldwide. Its mission is to represent accredited chiropractic colleges in North America and to advance chiropractic education, research and service.

Review Date: December 07, 2011

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Association of Schools of Public Health

The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) was established in 1953 to facilitate communication among the leadership of schools of public health in the United States. The Association assists its member schools in the development and coordination of national health policies and provides a focus and platform for the enhancement of academic public health programs. ASPH also serves as an information center for government agencies and private groups interested in higher education for public health. Through its data collection center, ASPH develops a profile of the applicants, students, graduates, and faculty of the 37 accredited schools of public health in the United States.

Review Date: July 09, 2015

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Indians Into Medicine Program

Indians into Medicine (INMED) is a comprehensive education program assisting Indian students who are preparing for health careers. Located at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, INMED support services include academic and personal support for college and professional students, assistance with financial aid application, and summer enrichment sessions at the junior high through professional school levels.

Review Date: March 30, 2011

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University of Florida College of Medicine

The College of Medicine strives to improve health care in Florida, our nation, and the world through excellence and consistently superior leadership in education, clinical care, education, discovery, and service.

Review Date: April 02, 2012

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