Quentin N. Burdick Program for Rural Interdisciplinary Training

The goal of this program is to provide or improve access to health care in rural areas.

Specifically, projects funded under this authority shall be designed to: (a) Use new and innovative methods to train health care practitioners to provide services in rural areas; (b) demonstrate and evaluate
innovative interdisciplinary methods and models designed to provide access to cost-effective comprehensive health care; (c) deliver health care services to individuals residing in rural areas; (d) enhance the amount of relevant research conducted concerning health care issues in rural areas; and (e) increase the recruitment and retention of health care practitioners from rural areas and make rural practice a more attractive career choice for health care practitioners.
Examples of Funded Projects

Funded programs were jointly sponsored, usually by academic and rural health care entities; several programs had health dines.

Emphasis was on opportunities for providing clinical services in rural areas and efforts to promote rural practice options.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - Ms. Marcia Starbecker, Program Officer, Division of State, Community, and Public Health, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, Room 8A-09, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-6867.
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